McMenon announces instrumentation manufacturing first with Saudi facility
20 Oct 2020
McMenon Engineering Services has launched the first British manufacturing facility of flow and temperature instrumentation in Saudi Arabia.
A joint venture with GulfTek Arabia, it will complement McMenon’s existing site in Workington, UK, which employs 70 people.
CEO Anand Puthran said: “The centre of excellence in Saudi Arabia is a game-changing development for us. Our facilities will support each other as we seek to achieve further growth in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East.”
Cumbrian-based McMenon, which has a 70-year engineering heritage, opened the centre of excellence in Dammam to support growth opportunities in Saudi Arabia other parts of the Middle East and additional international markets.
The Department for International Trade played a key supporting role the new venture which meets the criteria the Saudi Aramco created programme designed to drive localised supply chain efficiency and add value to operations, titled IKTVA (In Kingdom Total Value Add).
UK Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan Simon Penney commented: “Saudi Arabia holds many opportunities for UK business, and I am delighted that McMenon, in a local joint venture partnership with GulfTek Arabia, has become the first British manufacturer of flow and temperature instrumentation in the country.”
McMenon specialises in the design and manufacture of differential pressure flow meters such as orifice plates, averaging pitot tubes, wedge meters, nozzles, Venturi meters (topside and subsea) as well as variable area flow meters and temperature monitoring equipment. Its products are used in more than 50 countries.
The business recently appointed Bipin Nair as General Manager for the Middle East and Asia Pacific to support Middle East Regional Director Shiv Nair. McMenon’s Workington operation was acquired from ABB in February 2018.