Saab opens new facility in Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Industrial Park
Defence technology solutions supplier Saab has established its development and production centre in Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP)
Defence technology solutions supplier Saab established on Thursday its development and production centre in Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP).
Saab’s facility will serve as a centre for development and production of a variety of defence and security products with an initial focus on sensor systems.
The centre was inaugurated in the presence of Saif Mohammed Al Hajri, board member of Tawazun Economic Council, major general staff pilot Ibrahim Nasir Al-Alawi, commander of the UAE Air Force and Air Defence, Tareq Abdulrahim Al Hosani, chief executive officer of Tawazun Economic Council, Hakan Buskhe, president and CEO of Saab, and a number of senior officials.
In a speech during the opening ceremony, Al Hosani said: "TIP is the ideal choice for our long-term partners to establish bases for their worldwide operations.
“With its strategic location and world-class infrastructure in a safe and secure environment, and access to integrated logistics networks, TIP offers defence and security contractors and leaders the unique ability to have full ownership of their business operations and to tap into the local and regional opportunities."
Created by Tawazun Economic Council, TIP plays host to strategic industrial sectors with a focus on defence manufacturing.
TIP is home to more than 17 companies, specialising in advanced precision manufacturing, system integration, aerospace components, basic metal and oil and gas service.