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Jan 11, 2017 at 20:42 o\clock

Saudi FAL and Emerson Launch New 9,000-Square-Meter Manufacturing Facility in Jubail

JUBAIL INDUSTRIAL CITY, Saudi Arabia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In line with the Government's direction to encourage foreign investment

and as a step to further support local manufacturing and create jobs,

Saudi FAL, a leading industrial enterprise based in Saudi Arabia, and

Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR)

offering the most innovative and broadest array of process automation

solutions, have launched a new manufacturing facility in Jubail.

The new facility is spread across an area of approximately 9,000 square

meters and caters to a diverse range of industrial services. The

facility can deliver an annual production capacity of 2,500 Fisher®

control valves and up to 6,000 Rosemount® transmitters. It can also

facilitate the assembly and testing of approximately 3,600 valves and a

yearly servicing capacity of approximately 12,500 valves and 6,200

transmitters. The facility is also equipped with a process systems

staging and integration area to support over 100 cabinets and perform a

fully integrated factory acceptance test for over 60,000 I/O systems.



Upon the official inauguration of the new facility, Dr. Kamel

Boustany, General Manager of Saudi FAL, said, "We have been the

local business partners of Emerson Process Management in Saudi Arabia

for the last 25 years, providing sales services and engineering. This

move delivers on the promise made in 2008 when Mr. David N. Farr and

Sheikh Fahad met to discuss bringing together both companies to

establish this new state-of-the-art facility. The growth of the local

industry and demand for quality products has been on the rise in the

Kingdom, which provides us with a great opportunity to expand our

operations and explore future business opportunities. We are committed

to the partnership and to our customers. This new facility will help us

provide our current and future customers with quality products and

solutions, coupled with great customer service."

Commenting on the launch of the new facility, Dave Tredinnick,

President of Emerson Process Management, Middle East & Africa,

said, "This new facility will offer a range of services and solutions

and will further equip us to cater to the demand for our products in

Saudi Arabia. Our commitment to this region remains unchanged, and this

facility - backed by our facilities in Al Khobar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha

and Johannesburg - will only help us provide our customers with better

value. It will position us to better serve our current and prospective

customers not only in the Kingdom but also across the region."

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), The Royal

Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Aramco New Business Development,

Saudi Electric Company, Jubail Civil Defense Department and the Labor

Department were extremely supportive and played a very important role in

ensuring the successful launch of the new facility.

Dr. Mohamed M. Elawny, General Manager of Emerson Process Management

in Saudi Arabia, added, "Apart from reassuring our customers about

our commitment and focus toward this region, this facility will also

enable us to further explore the markets we operate in with a highly

trained workforce. As part of our commitment to the national policy

regarding Saudization to build local capacities and encourage employment

of Saudi nationals within the private sector, over half of our current

workforce already includes local talent. Considering the demand that we

have witnessed for our products, not only in the Kingdom but across the

region, jointly with Saudi FAL we expect to triple our workforce in this

facility in the next three to five years."

The new facility in Jubail is located close to Jubail Industrial

College, one of Saudi Arabia's largest and most sophisticated hands-on

technical institutes. Emerson Process Management recently signed a

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the college, under the terms of

which an Emerson PlantWeb Cruiser, a process simulator, was donated as

part of a four-year program that will provide students with hands-on

experience of the actual working conditions of a process plant and

control room. Additionally, Emerson will also provide technical support

to the faculty on the use and maintenance of the process simulator,

which will not only benefit the students but also provide the college

with the required capability to train the industry in Jubail through

seminars and workshops.

About Emerson Process Management:

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com),

an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their

production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas,

refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining

and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The

company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific

engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services.

Its brands include PlantWeb(TM), Syncade(TM), DeltaV(TM), Fisher®,

Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®,

Ovation(TM), and AMS Suite.

Emerson Process Management has been present in the Middle East for over

35 years from its Middle East & Africa headquarters in Dubai. Emerson

has confirmed its commitment to this developing market by opening

offices throughout the region to strengthen its service and engineering

resources. The expanding Middle East operations provide a comprehensive

support network, including sales and marketing, project management,

engineering, training, field installation, service repairs,

manufacturing and spare parts processing.

About Emerson:

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global

leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide

innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and

consumer markets through its network power, process management,

industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools

businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information,

visit www.Emerson.com.


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