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WIKA commissions new plant in Saudi Arabia

The factory enables WIKA to enhance its service to customers in Saudi Arabia and in the region. (Image source: WIKA)


The WIKA Group, a leading global player in industrial measurement technology, commissioned a new plant with state-of-the-art production facilities in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on 29 February

With this strategic investment, WIKA, which has had a presence in the Kingdom for more than 20 years through sales subsidiaries, is strengthening its commitment to the Kingdom and expanding its position as a local manufacturer. The company sees itself as a partner in Saudi Arabia's economic development, especially in its diversification into promising economic sectors alongside oil and gas.

The factory enables WIKA to enhance its service to customers in Saudi Arabia and in the region. Products for measuring pressure, temperature, level and flow will now be manufactured in the new facility over a total area of 3,000 square metres. This includes diaphragm seals, instrumentation valves and thermometer thermowells for connecting measuring instruments to critical processes. Another focus is the implementation of IIoT solutions to support customers in the digitalisation of their processes. The range of services is also being expanded.

“WIKA’s expansion in Saudi Arabia will create more than 100 new jobs over the next few years. It thus makes an important contribution to the local job market. In the new plant, German top technology is implemented by a qualified team with in-depth knowledge of the local market. This ensures that customers are supplied with high-quality instrumentation solutions tailored to their specific needs,” emphasised CEO Alexander Wiegand at the inauguration ceremony.

At the inauguration, the German ambassador, Michael Kindsgrab, also recognised the WIKA Group’s investment in Dammam, saying that it would further deepen the close relationship between Germany and Saudi Arabia. The ambassador cited the new plant as an example of the opportunities opening up for German companies in the country.