Leading Role

29. September 2011

In the Arabian Peninsula region, B+K MEC is assuming a leading role in the plastic industrial packaging market. A second plant is being planned in the Rabigh petrochemicals complex.

In the Arabian Peninsula region, B+K MEC is assuming a leading role in the plastic industrial packaging market. For over ten years now, the successful joint venture undertaken by German family-owned company Bischof + Klein and the two Saudi family-owned companies H. A. Al-Zamil & Bros. Co. and Al-Rajhi House Enterprises plus Ahmed A. M. Al-Ohali has been producing FFS packaging solutions on the basis of co-extruded films as well as stretch hood and shrink films. The company is based in Al-Khobar, not far from the Al Jubail industrial complex near to Dammam.

"We are profiting from the petrochemicals industry's strong growth and our outstanding reputation in the region", explains Dr. Volker Pfennig, managing director of the B+K-GROUP. "Co-operation with the Saudi companies is outstanding." B+K MEC's biggest customer is SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation), which boasts various production locations. In addition to Saudi companies, B+K MEC also supplies numerous companies in the neighbouring states.

So far, B+K MEC has carried out production on nine FFS lines and two machines for the Smart-Flex® stretch hood range. At the end of October 2011, two additional FFS film lines will enter operation. The company's annual capacity will then amount to 24,500 tonnes of FFS films and 5,400 tonnes of stretch films. The plant offers the most state-of-the-art film production in the region.

Dr. Volker Pfennig: "The region is developing into a crucial location for the production of PE granules. We wish to continue participating in this growth. At the same time, we are contributing towards the creation of jobs for the young, up-and-coming generation."


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