Dura Composites appoints new United Arab Emirates GRP distributor

The partnership with UAE-based Sea Gulf Industrial Supplies will help Dura expand its global footprint and GRP products into the Middle Eastern industrial market.


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Dura Composites grating close-up.

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Sea Gulf Industrial Supplies LLC (Abu Dhabi, UAE) has been announced as the newest distribution partner for Dura Composites (Essex, U.K.) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The newly formed partnership will help expand Dura Composites’ global footprint and deliver on its ambition to make the use of composite products mainstream, with a particular focus on industrial flooring, access structures, hand railing, trench covers and platforms.

Dura Composites’ International Distribution Business Development Manager Paul Fletcher says the new collaboration is the latest in a series of major developments for the company, which won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year.

“Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we have continued to see growth in the Middle Eastern region and have sought to provide a wider choice of distributors who are true experts in their fields,” says Fletcher. “With more than 37 years in the industry and a reputation for quality and efficiency, we are confident that Sea Gulf shares our vision to unlock the power of glass-reinforced polymer (GRP) composites for oil and gas, construction and marine businesses across the UAE.”

Sea Gulf Director Stephen Cooper notes that Sea Gulf is looking forward to the benefits the partnership will bring to the UAE.

The distribution partnership follows Dura Composites’ recent introduction of its d2 Dura Grating series, which the company contends is a complete reinvention of GRP floor grating that offers outstanding safety, performance and durability versus previous products found elsewhere in the industry. The product offers a Class B fire rating in accordance with BS EN 13501-1 and its anti-slip surface is tested to over one million footfalls to ensure reliability in industrial environments.

“Dura Composites is committed to developing a truly innovative product range and all the supporting tools needed to ensure that our customers experience an unrivaled performance from their GRP composites,” Fletcher concludes. “We are delighted to be working with Sea Gulf in the UAE to help us deliver the complete package. With individual advice and personalized project support from their experienced team, and our extensive and innovative product range and online tools, we can work together to help solve even the most complex project challenges.”