Indian firm SGL opens its 1st plant in Middle East at Sharjah’s HFZA

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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India’s leading manufacturer and supplier of lubricants Siddharth Grease and Lubes (SGL) has opened its plant, named ‘Trinity Lubes & Greases’, in the inner port of Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA).

Trinity Lubes & Greases, which is company’s first plant in Middle East region, opened with an initial investment of $13 million (50 million dirhams).

The new investment covers a total area of 12,500 m2 and is equipped with the newest state-of-the-art lubricant and grease-making equipment imported from all around the world.

Mr. Saud Al Mazrouei, Director of the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, toured the fully automated factory, built to the latest international standards. He was briefed on the manufacturing stages and mechanisms, as well as the laboratories specializing in research and development, to offer innovative solutions that meet the requirements of customers.

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei
Saud Salim Al Mazrouei
Director – HFZA

“SGL choosing the UAE and HFZA, in particular, to construct its new plant in the region is a yet another testament to the efficiency of the petrochemical industries sector in the zone. This is attributed to the availability of world-class logistical facilities, along with a port with a depth of 14 meters, which enhances HFZA’s position as a major center of production and export. the Authority strives to diversify investments, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who calls for attracting quality investments that enrich the business environment in the emirate. This new plant is a culmination of Sharjah’s forward-looking vision by focusing on economic diversification and essential vital sectors.”

Further, Mr. Al Mazrouei was briefed on the products manufactured, which include automotive, industrial and construction lubricants, special greases for Electric Vehicles, with a production capacity of 48 thousand liters annually, in the initial stage.

In addition to offering industrial and commercial plots of land, HFZA, the second-largest industrial-free zone in the UAE, offers advanced infrastructure and modern facilities that strengthen external expansion plans for investors, especially in import and re-export, to the world’s markets.

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