The WACKER Group’s activities in the Near and Middle East date back to 1980s, working with various partners and distributors in the region. To boost regional sales activities particularly for polymer products, Wacker Chemie Dubai was founded in 1999. In the year 2000, the first liaison office in Dubai opened to more closely support customers and partners in the Gulf region. Two years later, Wacker Chemicals Middle East was founded as a 100 percent subsidiary. Today, Wacker Chemicals Middle East in Dubai serves customers on the Arabian Peninsula, the entire African continent, and in the East Gulf Countries.
In order to support the rapidly growing demand for highly specialized chemical raw materials in the region, a technical center has been established in Dubai in 2002 as a development and testing lab for construction-chemistry applications. In 2009, Wacker Chemicals Middle East extended its local office and technical center. Located at the “Dubai Silicon Oasis” (DSO) technology park in a 3,200m2 building and spanning a plot of nearly 13,000 m2, the technical center is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and hosts both the sales operations and research and application labs. In 2012, an additional lab that comprises applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersions needed as binders for interior architectural paints, was added. Furthermore, the technical center has extended its range of silicone additives and binders for paints and coatings applications.
These expansions enable WACKER to help its local customers develop new and tailor-made products for the market of high-quality coatings, encourage the exchange of know-how, and promote internationally recognized quality standards in the region. Alongside with the training facility WACKER ACADEMY for knowledge transfer with key stakeholders, WACKER bolsters its technological leadership in top-quality chemical raw materials across industry sectors.
Currently, Wacker Chemicals Middle East has a working staff of 48 employees in Dubai. Key markets are the construction, coatings, paints, adhesives, energy and textile sectors.
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