The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) participated in the 18th edition of SteelFab exhibition organized by Expo Centre Sharjah this January. The four-day event brought together industry leaders and experts from major countries in the field, along with top local and regional companies.
HFZA showcased its leading role in supporting the global and regional iron and steel trade, as well as its competitive advantages and services that attract investors from within and outside the country. The Free Zone is home to the highest number of steel fabricators in the region.
HE Saudi Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of HFZA, said that SteelFab 2023 provided the free zone with an ideal platform to learn about the latest developments in the market, industry requirements, and the needs of manufacturers and investors in this sector.
It also offered a good opportunity to meet with leading companies in the sector and introduce them the advantages of investing and establishing business in Hamriyah Free Zone, and how feasible it is to build a strategic presence in the UAE, the Middle East and North Africa.
Al Mazrouei went on to say that the Free Zone looks forward to promoting its position as a leading regional and global hub for the iron and steel industry, especially since this is one of the major sectors within the Hamriyah Free Zone and accounts for a large share of foreign investments and multinational and international companies based in the free zone. HFZA’s steel businesses not only provide their services to regional markets but also global ones, benefiting from HFZA’s world-class infrastructure in addition to multiple and smooth access to international markets.
The 18th edition of “Steel Fab 2023” exhibition focused on several sectors, including energy tools, welding and cutting tools and machinery, pipes and fittings, as well as stainless steel, welding technology and steel industry. More than 200 local and international exhibitors from 33 countries representing a broad range of global manufacturers and suppliers and 400 of the top international brands in the metal industries participated in the show this year.