Ariston Thermo has inaugurated a new production plant at the Bahrain International Investment Park.
The new plant, located on a total area of 7,000 square meters and employing 50 people, will manufacture storage electric water heaters branded Ariston that will be mainly marketed in the Middle East and North Africa.
The new plant provides a maximum annual production capacity of up to 250,000 electric water heaters.
The new production site in Bahrain will be in line with the sustainable model of the Group, at the forefront of innovation and in respect of the environment.
“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,” said Zayed R. Alzayani, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
He said that the 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 Ministry and Ariston are partners for the long-haul and the Ministry will do everything in its capacity to provide the right support to facilitate the company's success,” he added.
Carlo Andreatini, Director, Ariston Thermo Rapid Development Countries and Americas said that with the new production site in Bahrain the company aims to strengthen its presence in the area.
“Keeping production close to the most important markets is indeed a key pillar of our Groups growth strategy that allows us to better and promptly respond to the specific needs of our customers,” said Andreatini.