Honeywell expands Iraqi operations


Technology and Manufacturing firm Honeywell has announced the opening of a full-service office in Baghdad. Other offices are being planned for southern and northern Iraq.

The Baghdad office will supply technology solutions like process automation equipment to Iraq's oil and gas industry. Honeywell has said it will hire local employees, including a number of young engineers who will be enrolled in the company's Junior Engineer Talent Programme, the company's training scheme. They will join a team of expatriates with specialist experience in the oil, gas and refining industries.

"Honeywell is uniquely positioned to play a key role in the reconstruction and development of Iraq," said Norm Gilsdorf, president of Honeywell Process Solutions.

"We are committed to a full-scale presence in order to most effectively manage projects and build and nurture local relationships. Ourdiverse portfolio of products and services across a range of industries allows us to serve Iraq's needs extensively, while our strong local presence will deliver an exceptional customer service experience."

The company is inviting local customers – including engineers, supervisors, operators and managers – to visit the Baghdad headquarters, which will showcase Honeywell's technology portfolio. The portfolio spans everything from industrial automation to security systems, specialty chemicals and aviation technology.

"The diverse nature of our technology and global customers truly makes Honeywell an exciting place to work because we get the chance to touch nearly every critical technology industry in the world," Gilsdorf said.

Honeywell initiated its entry into Iraq through close collaboration with the US Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations as well as the Iraqi National Investment Commission, which provided local assistance and counsel.

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