Pacific Controls’ "Green Building" ground-breaking ceremony at Techno Park, Dubai
New facility to become its corporate headquarters and R&D Center
Dubai, March 16, 2005: Pacific Controls today
announced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Middle East’s
first-of-its-kind "Green Building" at the Techno Park in
Dubai. The new facility, which is spread across 200,000
square feet area within the Techno Park, involves a total
investment of AED 50 million that will be made over the next
three years. The multi-storey half-moon shaped building,
once operational, will serve as the new headquarters of
Pacific Controls and will also be the "Center of Excellence"
for the company’s research and development (R&D) in
automation business in the Middle East. The facility is
expected to be operational by mid 2006.
The new premises at Techno Park will be involved in the
manufacture and development of equipment to ensure
continuous supply of electricity and facilitate large-scale
automation. The groundbreaking ceremony was performed by
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Dubai Ports,
Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Techno Park. Also
present at the ceremony were Abdullah Ahmed Al Qurashi,
Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Techno Park.
Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman
of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation seen with
Younis Al Rifai, Partner of Pacific Control Systems, and
Dilip Rahulan, Chairman & CEO of the company, at
the groundbreaking ceremony of Pacific Controls’ new
Headquarters at the Techno Park in Dubai.
Speaking on the occasion, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said,
"Dubai serves as the ideal location, especially for
companies investing in research and development activities.
Pacific Controls' move to set up operations in Dubai Techno
Park further reinforces the benefits and quality of
infrastructure available at the development. We are certain
that the company will fully benefit from the various
facilities at the Park, and moreover, the spate of expansion
activities in the region will create an extended market for
their high quality products."
Welcoming the development, Abdullah Ahmed Al Qurashi said,
"This is another world-class addition to the Techno Park.
Pacific Controls will present a new dimension to our
portfolio, adding value to our overall image. We will offer
all the required assistance to the company in establishing
its operations here."
"Setting up operations at the Techno Park is a strategically
significant move for us, especially because this is going to
be our corporate headquarters. Dubai Techno Park is renowned
for its infrastructure facilities and support services.
Besides, the minimal administrative procedures at the Park
and the strategic location of Dubai have also prompted us to
establish our presence here," remarked Dilip Rahulan,
Chairman & CEO of Pacific Control Systems LLC.
"Our new facility will be the first green building in Dubai,
with solar air-conditioning and solar lighting. Pacific
Controls, a global leader in automation technology, will be
using a systems engineering approach to produce a scale that
uses 40 per cent less energy. The building will be
engineered to minimise energy loads so that most of the
electrical needs could be met with by the solar system. We
will have a state-of-the art research and development
center, which will focus on developing environment-friendly
products and remote monitoring systems," added Rahulan.
For further information please contact:
Pacific Control Systems LLC
Tel: +971 4 886 9000
Fax: +971 4 886 9001