Fives sets up a single operational organization in the Middle East.
In October 2017, the Aluminium division of Fives merged its Services’ operations in the Gulf supervising its three offices located in Bahrain, Dubai and Saudi Arabia under the name of Fives Services Gulf.
By pooling knowledge and skills and through the support of the back-offices in Europe, the new organization, which is now managed by one single team, is able to offer a wide range of services related to both Solios and ECL product lines, thus to better assist customers in their requirements to improve global plant operation.
Cross collaborations between our three entities have been starting since mid-2016 through various initiatives:
- the Ma’aden Aluminium maintenance contract hosted by our subsidiary in Saudi Arabia on behalf of Fives Services Gulf,
- a common HSE Manager,
- the joint Back2School training sessions at Alba which took place in October 2017,
- and numerous shared experiences, resources and best practices related to KPIs, toolboxes, etc…
The expanded Services’ activity to the aluminium smelters of the Gulf will focus on maintenance and technical assistance as well as local sourcing development. Furthermore, in 2018, Fives Services Gulf will open a manufacturing workshop in Bahrain dedicated to the repair and fabrication of tools and parts.
With this unification, customers will benefit from Fives’ global expertise in all sectors of the aluminium smelter (reduction, carbon and casthouse).