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KBA-GIORI S.A. of Switzerland opens regional office in Dubai, U.A.E.

United Arab Emirates: Monday, January 26 - 2004 @ 12:11

KBA-GIORI S.A. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG, of Germany, the world’s third largest manufacturer of printing machinery which realises an annual turnover in excess of 1.3 billion Euros globally.

KBA-GIORI has provided its products and services in the area of security documents to governments of more than 60 countries in the world. KBA-GIORI complements its headquarters and research centres in Switzerland with a network of regional representative offices in strategic markets.

KBA-GIORI’s office in Dubai will be its first representation in the Arab world. This office demonstrates the company’s commitment to the region, and particularly to the UAE. KBA-GIORI are proud to have found a new home in Dubai Internet City (DIC), where an excellent infrastructure and support organisation can provide all the services to perfectly support its activity.

From its new base in Dubai, KBA-GIORI will provide a complete range of specialised technologies and expert services to government organisations throughout the region, in support of their quest to introduce and maintain the highest level of security in their national documents and associated systems.

During his address, Mr. Christian Gerbail, Chief Financial Officer of KBA-GIORI, highlighted: “This is an important step for our company which underlines KBA-GIORI’s commitment to the UAE and to the region, which is inscribed in our long-term strategy to serve governments around the world locally, from a network of strategic locations.”

His Excellency, Mr. Peter Vogler, Ambassador of Switzerland in the UAE, underlined that the opening of KBA-GIORI’s office is another proof for the strongly growing relations between the two countries, which have doubled their trade volume over the last five years.

Welcoming KBA-GIORI, Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, CEO, Dubai Internet City (DIC) said: “The company’s world-leading know-how will enrich the pool of expertise that resides in the DIC community. DIC is the ideal base for KBA-GIORI to enhance its business and build its presence in the region.”

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