US fuel pump manufacturer opens first Middle East plant in Sharjah
Windsor, Connecticut-based manufacturer of fuel pumps and fuel injectors Stanadyne has opened its plant in Sharjah.
With the new facility opened in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone on Wednesday, the company, which has manufacturing plants in China, India, Italy and the United States, has set its foot in the region.
“With rigorous emissions standards coming into effect around the globe, our goal is to establish a nearby presence to better serve our customers and support the fuel system transition necessary for lower emission engines,” says Sanjay Chadda, Managing Director of Stanadyne.
The Sharjah unit has already won a deal produce diesel fuel pumps for Pakistan’s leading agriculture tractor manufacturer Millat Tractors Ltd.
As per the agreement between Millat and Stanadyne, the latter will manufacture an initial volume of 30,000 mechanical rotary pumps used in diesel engines annually for the Pakistani automobile player. Delivery of the pumps assembled at the 600 sq. meter-Sharjah facility is set to begin in August, according to Chadda.
“We’re working to establish partnerships that will allow us to apply our best-of-breed technology and enable customers to expand their share in domestic markets and increase exports,” adds Chadda.
“Having a flexible manufacturer local to our region, allows us build tractors faster, more reliably and keep costs down,” says Sikandar M. Khan, Chairman of Millat Tractors Ltd., which sells nearly 30,000 tractors every year.