Byrne invests in new Dubai headquarters

By Murray Pollok23 July 2012

Architect's drawing of Byrne's new Dubai headquarters.

Architect's drawing of Byrne's new Dubai headquarters.

Byrne Equipment Rental is investing around €3.8 million (AED15 million) in a new 38000 m2 headquarters at Dubai Industrial City close to Dubai.

The facility, which is scheduled to open next year, will allow Bryne to consolidate its existing Dubai facilities into a single location including offices, warehouses and workshops and employing 160 people. Byrne currently operates out of Emaar Business Park with three storage facilities in Al Qouz Industrial Area.

Graeme Clack, Byrne's chief executive officer, said; "We found Dubai Industrial City to be the ideal base offering us ready access to our key markets of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern emirates.

"Our close proximity to the Al Maktoum Cargo Terminal will also allow us to draw on the growth of the airport and its related facilities, as well as enabling us to consolidate our presence in one area and expand across the GCC in a cost-efficient way."

Byrne's existing network comprises nine offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.

Celebrating its 20 anniversary this year, Byrne rents equipment to the Middle East oil and gas, marine, construction, leisure and tourism, retail and logistics sectors. Clients include Emirates Aluminium (EMAL), Golf in Dubai (the organisers of the Dubai Desert Classic), Formula One in Abu Dhabi and the Tourism Development Investment Company (TDIC).

Dubai Industrial City is one of the largest industrial parks in Dubai, located next to the new Al Maktoum Airport (Dubai World Central) and close to the Jebel Ali Free Zone.

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