Dubai, UAE-based third-party inspection company and lifting equipment supplier Dutest is now distributing the entire range of load cell manufacturer Straightpoint (SP) throughout the country. This follows the acquisition of Straightpoint by The Crosby Group, which had an existing supply agreement with Dutest in place.
Saravanan T, Dutest’s regional manager for UAE, says, “We already work closely with Crosby and receive excellent support from them. Coupled with the proactivity of SP representatives, it made business sense to add their products to our extensive stocks of lifting and rigging gear. UAE is a region that welcomes technological advancement of the industry and that trend aligns with our partnership with Crosby — and now SP. I anticipate demand for their equipment from marine, aviation, manufacturing, and heavy construction industries, in addition to oil and gas.”
Marcel Tabuteau, area sales manager at Crosby, says, “We are still in the relatively early stages of the previous supply agreement with Dutest so its recent adoption of SP technology is testament to the strength of partnership we have been able to forge even over the past two years. The [SP] range is more advanced than alternatives on the market and it’s evident that greater investment has been made in product development, which is important to Saravanan and his team.”