New facility will further strengthen local manufacturing capabilities
The global technology, software and engineering powerhouse Emerson will build a state-of-the-art innovation and manufacturing hub at the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) in Saudi Arabia, further expanding Emerson’s local capabilities. The facility will be one of the largest investments in the Middle East and Africa region for the company.
The facility, which is slated to open by December 2024, will provide industrial customers in the region with services for control systems engineering, staging and testing, manufacturing of differential pressure (DP) transmitters and control valves, pressure relief valve assembly and solenoid valve assembly, Emerson said in a press statement.
The project demonstrates Emerson’s continued commitment to its customers and stakeholders in Saudi Arabia as the company prepares for rapid local manufacturing expansion in the region. The new facility will be developed in accordance with the environmental sustainability principles to support the company’s net zero emission goals, while also adhering to SPARK’s environmental sustainability standards.
Emerson’s construction of an innovation and manufacturing hub at SPARK aligns with Saudi Arabia’s ‘Saudi Vision 2030,’ a strategic framework to promote local content and improve localization. The Saudi government’s initiatives are designed to reduce the country’s reliance on imports, while supporting the development of domestic capabilities in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, technology and services.
“Our state-of-the-art innovation and manufacturing facility at King Salman Energy Park propels our expansion strategies in the Middle East and Africa region,” remarked Lal Karsanbhai, President and CEO, Emerson. “This investment represents a significant milestone in our mission to provide quality and reliable services for our customers in Saudi Arabia,” he added.
Net zero emissions
“The new facility is positioned to offer our range of services to customers, while also supporting the company’s net zero emission targets,” commented Vidya Ramnath, President, Emerson Middle East and Africa.
Attendees at a groundbreaking ceremony held at SPARK also included Hussein Zein, VP and GM, Emerson Saudi Arabia and Bahrain; Nabil Chaachou, VP Strategy & Business Development, King Salman Energy Park, and senior executives from Saudi Aramco.
“Our partnership with Emerson is another step in our commitment to championing the localization of the value creation through dedicated industrial development that contributes to the local GDP, generates job opportunities, and supports socioeconomic advancement in the Kingdom,” stressed Chaachou.