Last week Port-A-Cool participated in one of the biggest industrial international trade show "Big 5" in Dubai. For this reason, Construction Week Online, interviewed the new CEO of Port-A-Cool LLC, Ben Wulf. To read the full article visit their website.
US-based Port-A-Cool is confident it can play a big part in ensuring worker safety throughout the GCC.
The company has been designing and manufacturing portable evaporative cooling products and accessories since 1991.
With headquarters in Center, Texas, Port-A-Cool produces a range of products and mobile evaporative cooling units that cool areas from 40-250m2.
|Ben Wulf, new CEO Port-A-Cool LLC|
Speaking to CW at the Big 5, CEO-designate, Ben Wulf, who takes up his new position in January, said: “It’s a pretty simple product. Probably the best way to describe it is you would use our product anywhere that traditional air conditioning is unavailable, impractical or cost-prohibitive.
“It is designed primarily for spot cooling applications, where you need temporary relief and air conditioning might not be a viable option.”
The company first entered the GCC market in 2005, but had a foothold in the region for many years previously, as Wulf explained.
“What brought us into the region was our products coming over here during the Gulf Wars and as we saw an opportunity - not only in the military community in the Allied Forces, we also recognized that there’s a commercial and industrial market very similar to what we were servicing back in the United States,” he said.
“As we started to beef up our resources and place more assets and focus in the region, we have now found that the commercial and industrial market is healthy, it’s growing and there’s a lot of opportunity in the future.”
That opportunity has included installing its products at Doha International Airport and at Sheik Zayeed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, where it provided more than 100 units during the Ramadan period, as well as working with different major airlines.
And as the focus of the world falls heavily on forthcoming events such as the Qatar 2020 World Cup and the newly awarded Dubai World Expo 2020, Wulf is confident Port-A-Cool, which has distributors in 125 countries, can play a leading role.
He said: “I think you’re going to see a bigger emphasis on worker health and worker safety and that’s where our products are very affordable and very economical options.”
Go the website of Construction Week Online to read the full article.
The upcoming show where you can meet Port-A-Cool is the AHR Expo in New York (21st till 23rd of January). Click here for the impression of last year´s AHR Expo in Dallas.
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