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Ion Exchange expands Bahrain business to meet growing demand in Gulf market

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Launches chemical blending facility to serve as export hub for GCC region

Ion Exchange, environment solutions provider has announced the launch of a new chemical blending facility in Bahrain. The company is expanding its facility in Bahrain in order to improve the products and services it offers the wider GCC region, a market currently worth around $1.5 trillion.

Reportedly, the new facility will serve as the chemical export hub for the GCC region and North Arab states, creating around 30 jobs over the course of the next three years. The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), which provides advice and practical help to companies establishing operations in Bahrain, assisted Ion Exchange with company set up and other business requirements in order to ensure the company’s successful inception.


L-R: JP Pathare, Sr VP – International Division, Rajesh Sharma, CMD of Ion Exchange and Husain Rajab, Director of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistic, Bahrain EDB

Commenting on the announcement, Rajesh Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of Ion Exchange said, “Ion Exchange has successfully executed globally tendered projects and exported plants to the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia, to the stringent requirements of customers, consultants and EPC contractors. It has made it presence felt in Europe and the US with export of resins and water treatment chemicals. The launch of the new Bahrain facility is part of our wider strategy to ensure proximity to our GCC and North Arab market. Bahrain is located at the heart of the Gulf market with excellent transport and logistics connections throughout the region. We are expanding to meet the GCC’s rising demand for water treatment products and services and are excited to work closely with organisations like the Bahrain Economic Development Board to ensure our success.”

The company’s total water management solutions span the entire water cycle –  drinking water purification, pre-treatment, process water, waste water/ sewage treatment and recycle with point-of-use, packaged, pre-engineered and custom-built plants; a wide range of drinking water purifiers and water conditioners for the household and institutional segments. The company also manufactures ion exchange and speciality resins, membranes, polyelectrolytes, boiler/ cooling water and fireside chemicals and process chemicals for sugar and paper production. Ion Exchange also offers technologies in liquid waste treatment, solid waste management and waste-to-energy thus providing a complete portfolio of advanced environmental solutions.

Reportedly, it has more than 1,00,000 plants worldwide including over 1,000 major installations at core sectors such as thermal & nuclear, fertiliser and refineries, as well as chemical, automobile, electronics, paper, food & beverage, pharma and textile industries.

Ion Exchange has units spread across India and in UAE. The UAE plant manufactures reverse osmosis as well as packaged sewage treatment plants and serves as a manufacturing hub for export to countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

EP News BureauMumbai

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