MaK Middle East, a Caterpillar company established in Dubai in 2017, is stepping up investment as part of its efforts to strength its support for local clients. Alan Naisby, managing director of MaK Middle East and MaK Asia, says, “With a large number of MaK powered vessels in the MENA region exceeding 25 years of age, we are now moving on to the next level of legacy engine support. We have made further investments in MaK Middle East to bolster technical support and parts inventory for legacy engines in order to meet regional customer expectations.”
To date the company has invested in assets and skills in Dubai to establish an enhanced parts and service capability, including engine and turbocharger machine tools, inventory, the recruitment of experienced technicians and engineers and their factory training. The latest round of investment in parts inventory for legacy engines in Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) offers immediate availability of older parts.
The company has also recently launched a Fujairah branch, effectively expanding its service reach within the UAE. Moreover, its registration in the Sharjah Ports of Hamriyah Freezone, Al Khalid and Khor Fakkan, has facilitated service delivery in those facilities.