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Akron Brass Company Opens Dubai U.A.E. Sales Office

Thursday, July 01, 2010  

Wooster, Ohio – Akron Brass announced today the opening of our International Sales Office in Dubai, U.A.E. headed by Bassam Munem  Regional Sales Manager , MENA Region.  The Middle East and North Africa is a key market for Akron Brass’ international long term growth plan and a boost in sales is expected over the coming months.

Dennis Jones, Vice President of International Sales, said “Akron Brass will be the first U.S. Life Safety Equipment Manufacturer to establish an office in the Middle East. With the opening of the new office, we expect to build on our success with customers in the region, which represents a huge potential market for our industrial and engineered solutions products.”

In his new role Munem will be responsible for the international sales office in Dubai and will focus his efforts on developing sales and delivering the world class products and support, synonymous with Akron Brass, to key customers in the MENA region.   "People of the Middle East and North Africa have tremendous interest in high quality life safety products", said Munem. "And even though the world economic slowdown has taken its toll on the MENA region, the region’s youthful population, abundant resources and solid infrastructure should ensure a sustainable annual average growth and thus more demand for goods and services over many years to come. I believe Akron Brass is now well positioned to play an important and mutually fruitful role in the development of the region’s fire and life safety industry. I am very excited to be taking on this role with so many new products and solutions to promote in our worldwide portfolio."

About Akron Brass Company

Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance life safety, fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment.  A Premier Farnell company, Akron Brass is ISO 9001: 2000 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products.       

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