June 11, 2012 Posted by Editor in blog

Tawazun makes its debut at international defense and security exhibition in Paris as part of the UAE Pavilion

Tawazun is joining hundreds of politics and military decision-makers, manufacturers and contractors at the biennial international land and airland defense and security trade show, Eurosatory, taking place in Paris this week. This will be the first time that Tawazun, the strategic investment firm contributing to the UAE’s industrial backbone, exhibits at Eurosatory.

The Tawazun delegation, headed by Tawazun’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, comprises of representatives from six of Tawazun’s subsidiaries and the Tawazun Economic Council.

The Group is participating under the UAE Pavilion – which is also hosting other national companies from the defense sector – and is showcasing their ‘Made in the UAE’ products and services to an international audience of Armed Forces and security agency personnel, Ministers of Defense, Secretaries of State and other senior security officials.

Defense automotive manufacturer, NIMR, is displaying its 6×6 armored vehicle. Military and sporting weapons producers, Caracal International and Tawazun Advanced Defense Systems (TADS), are displaying a range of modern pistols and long-range rifles, while Burkan and Caracal Light Ammunition (CLA) are exhibiting the various types of ammunition they manufacture at the Tawazun Industrial Park – a ‘plug and play’ facility located in Abu Dhabi.

Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), the manufacturing facility delivering components to the aerospace, oil & gas and defense industries, is presenting its own-branded products as well as its capabilities in producing and assembling components for UAE manufacturers, sister Tawazun Holding companies, and international industry names such as Airbus in the aerospace sector and US-based National Oilwell Varco in the oil & gas sector.

H.E Saif M. Al Hajeri, CEO of Tawazun Holding and Tawazun Economic Council said: “Eurosatory is a great opportunity for us to gain further access to world markets, to discover ongoing developments within the armed forces, get familiar with future systems and equipment and to identify changes in the global defense industrial landscape. By being at Eurosatory, Tawazun is showcasing the partnership opportunities available to international industry leaders here in the UAE and strengthening our existing partnerships with some of the world’s leading organizations that have helped us build skills, expertise, products and systems in the country.”

“We’re proud to be exhibiting under the UAE Pavilion and to showcase to the multicultural audience at Eurosatory our capabilities in producing world-class products and services made in the UAE with UAE hands,” he concluded.

Eurosatory 2010 attracted more than 1,300 exhibitors from 54 countries, 1,500 major weapon systems and equipment items and 54,000 professional visitors from 130 countries.

About Tawazun Holding

Tawazun Holding is a strategic investment firm focused on the long-term development of UAE’s industrial manufacturing and technology capabilities and knowledge-transfer with a specific focus on the defense sector.

Established in 2007 as a fully owned subsidiary of Tawazun Economic Council, Tawazun Holding ‘s mission is to develop profitable ventures through industrial partnerships and strategic investments that add to the country’s industrial manufacturing layer in the areas of defense, defense manufacturing and manufacturing technology.

Learn more at www.tawazun.ae