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Cosentino in 'full throttle' Saudi expansion push

Cosentino in 'full throttle' Saudi expansion push

Architectural surfaces firm wants to set up a presence in Saudi Arabia's main economic cities, Riyadh and Jeddah

Cosentino has a showroom in Dubai Design District and wants to expand to Saudi Arabia.
Cosentino has a showroom in Dubai Design District and wants to expand to Saudi Arabia.

Cosentino is “going full throttle” with plans to expand its presence in Saudi Arabia, buoyed by demand for exterior and interior surfaces in the kingdom.

The Spanish architectural surfaces business, which has a showroom in Dubai Design District, plans to strengthen its position in Saudi Arabia by expanding to Riyadh and Jeddah, and investing in a team to work in-country.

In a comment piece for Commercial Interior Design, Eddy Abou Khalil, general manager of Cosentino Middle East, lauded the business prospects in the kingdom, a market he said was “undoubtedly poised for massive growth”.

Cosentino has had a distributor presence in Al Khobar, a city located in the kingdom's Eastern Province near Bahrain, since 2016.

With billions of dollars being invested in healthcare, transportation, education, leisure, and tourism projects, demand for surfaces will rise. Cosentinio hopes to capitalise on this wave by bolstering its presence in the country.

“Propelled by Vision 2030, spending in the construction industry is expected to stay strong for the next few years. This subsequently has a significant impact on the demand for exterior and interior surfaces,” he said in a comment article.

“This positive outlook is encouraging several global surfaces companies including Cosentino to spread roots in Saudi Arabia. Since 2016 we have had a distributor presence in Al Khobar. Over the next two years, the company is going full throttle by expanding to Riyadh and Jeddah and investing in a dedicated team available to service these markets. Other local and international players in the surfaces market are also following suit.”

The full version of Eddy Abou Khalil's guest comment article for Commercial Interior Design will be published in June 2019.

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