Manama, Bahrain, 8 May 2018: Ariston Thermo has inaugurated a new production plant at the Bahrain International Investment Park, the company announced in a Press communiqué. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Domenico Bellato, Ambassador of Italy to the Kingdom of Bahrain and Dr Carlo Andreatini, Rapid Development Countries and Americas Director, Ariston Thermo.
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, said: “This project was an important one for Bahrain as it met several key objectives, enabling the growth and diversification of Bahrain’s economy, as well as creating quality skilled jobs for Bahrainis in the fields of engineering and business. The Ministry and Ariston are partners for the long-haul.”
Commenting on the inauguration, H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, said: “Ariston Thermo’s new plant is a truly welcome addition to the Bahrain International Investment Park. The plant’s opening is a clear indication of the vast potential and advantages that the manufacturing industry in Bahrain provides, and further reinforces the Kingdom’s position as the ideal hub to meet growing regional demand. I am delighted to be able to welcome Ariston Thermo to the region.”
The new plant, located in a total area of 7,000 square metres and employing 50 people, will manufacture storage electric water heaters branded Ariston, which will be mainly marketed in the Middle East and North Africa, the communiqué said. The new plant provides a maximum annual production capacity of up to 250,000 electric water heaters, the communiqué further said. The new production site in Bahrain will be in line with the sustainable model of the Group, at the forefront of innovation and in respect of the environment, the communiqué added.
Carlo Andreatini said: “With this new production site in Bahrain we aim to strengthen our presence in this area. Keeping production close to the most important markets is indeed a key pillar of our Group’s growth strategy that allows us to better and promptly respond to the specific needs of our customers.”