Ariston Thermo has inaugurated a new 7,000 sqm production facility at the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP).
The Italian HVAC manufacturer said that the new plant will employ 50 people and manufacture Ariston branded storage electric water heaters that will be mainly marketed in the Middle East and North Africa region. The new plant provides a maximum annual production capacity of up to 250,000 electric water heaters. The new facility is also in line with the sustainable model of the group, said Ariston in a statement.
“I would like to warmly thank all the Kingdom of Bahrain authorities for the welcome and the support received,” said Carlo Andreatini, director for Rapid Development Countries and Americas at Ariston. “With this new production site in Bahrain, we aim to strengthen our presence in this area, where the Ariston brand is already leading the water heating category for many years. Keeping production close to the most important markets is indeed a key pillar of our group’s growth strategy that allows us to better and promptly respond to the specific needs of our customers.”
Zayed R. Alzayani, Bahrain’s minister of industry, commerce and tourism, who was present at the inauguration, said: “This project was an important one for Bahrain as it met several key objectives, enabling the growth and diversification of Bahrain’s economy, as well as creating quality skilled jobs for Bahrainis in the fields of engineering and business. The selection of BIIP for Ariston’s first manufacturing facility in the region demonstrates the quality of the location and the competitive advantages which Bahrain has to offer to global companies.”