Bahrain Airshow: UK industry to set up base in Bahrain
A|D|S, the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade organisation is to set up a regional office in Bahrain in order to support the growing market in the Middle East, its chairman said today.
“The Middle East is a vibrant and growing market for the world-leading products that our members deliver for their customers. The UK aerospace, defence and security industries, as number one in Europe and second only to the US globally, see the Middle East as a key source of future partnerships and mutually-beneficial business arrangements, " Ian Godden, chairman of ADS said.
Godden said that the orgainisation could open a network of offices in the region but that Bahrain is a key location. "This delivers deliver a further step in the international strategy of A|D|S augmenting its existing international offices in Toulouse, France, and in New Delhi and Bangalore, India."
“With a large number of our 850 members coming from the agile and innovative small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector, our office in Bahrain will offer them an effective base in the Middle East," Godden said.
The inaugural Bahrain International Airshow is being supported by A|D|S subsidiary, Farnborough International Limited.