Honeywell to open eighth manufacturing site in Saudi Arabia producing rugged computers, BMS

Honeywell to open eighth manufacturing site in Saudi Arabia producing rugged computers, BMS

Honeywell, is to open an advanced regional manufacturing centre at the King Salman Energy Park, SPARK, Saudi Arabia’s new energy industrial zone.

The new facility will become Honeywell’s eighth site in Saudi Arabia, reflecting both the company’s strategic growth objectives in the Saudi Arabia and its support for Aramco’s In-Saudi Arabia Total Value Add, IKTVA program to advance local capabilities in research, development and manufacturing of cutting-edge technology.

The facility will include engineering, manufacturing and assembly lines spanning Honeywell’s industrial automation and control equipment, field instruments, rugged mobile computers, gas detection equipment, fire safety systems and building management systems hardware. Additional capacity for potential future manufacturing expansion, as well as customer demonstration facilities, is also planned.

The new facility will be developed in phases, with Phase One expected to be completed in 2024. Honeywell broke the ground for the facility at a ceremony attended by a delegation of global and regional Honeywell executives including Vimal Kapur, President and Chief Operating Officer, John Waldron, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Ben Driggs, president Global High Growth Regions, and Mohammed Mohaisen, president and CEO, Honeywell Middle East and North Africa, as well as and senior leaders from SPARK and Aramco.

SPARK is being developed into a 50km² industrial ecosystem designed to capture the full value from the energy value chain by acting as a principal gateway for the region’s energy sector. It contributes to Vision 2030 by supporting the Saudi Arabia’s efforts in building a strong economy through diversification and localisation of key sectors.

Active in Saudi Arabia for more than 70 years, Honeywell plays a vital role in supporting and advancing the Saudi Arabia’s industries. Honeywell also runs a series of training programs that aid the country’s transformation into a knowledge-based economy. Alongside its own target of becoming carbon neutral across its operations and facilities by 2035, Honeywell is helping Saudi Arabia realise its goal of reaching net zero by 2060 through localised technology deployment.

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