Thursday, April 22, 2010

Salma Hareb inaugurates ‘Danube BUILDMART’ in Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

Salma Hareb inaugurates ‘Danube BUILDMART’ in Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

AED 15 million retail store marks Danube’s third store within a mall

April 22, 2010

Salma Hareb, CEO, Economic Zones World, inaugurated today (April 22, 2010), the AED 15 million 'Danube BUILDMART' in Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, which marks Danube Building Materials’ ninth ‘BUILDMART’ showroom and third retail branch to be based within a mall. This latest venture will cater to individual homeowners and designers, and is part of the construction, building materials and shop fitting leader’s AED 100 million expansion plans for its retail complex chain. Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Anis Sajan, Managing Director from Danube Building Materials were also present along with other senior officials, including Pat Mcgillycuddy, COO, Economic Zones World, with Mohammed Al Banna, VP - Commercial Sales; Abdulla Al Banna, VP - Commercial Sales; and Ahmed Mattar, Sales Manager, from Jebel Ali Free Zone - UAE region.

“I would like to congratulate Danube on this truly special occasion,” said Salma Hareb. “In addition to its regional headquarters in Jafza, Danube has further expanded its presence in the free zone to create a distribution hub for all their facilities in the region. Their consistent quest to serve customers better echoes our deep commitment to customers at Economic Zones World. I wish them every success in their future plans.”

Spanning an area of 15,000 sq. feet, 'Danube BUILDMART' in Ibn Battuta Mall offers products from a host of reputed international and regional vendors under a single roof, including chandeliers, wall paper collections, curtains, carpets, luxury sanitary ware, Venetian blinds, wooden flooring, garden accessories, home décor and soft furnishings such as quilts, mattresses, towels, and pillow covers, among others. The store also has a ‘Design Centre’, where customers can take floor plans of their houses and benefit from expert advice from consultants on which products suit their needs, as well as from consultation and after sales services dispensed by Danube’s interior design experts.

“Taking off from the huge success we have seen in our recent opening in Bawadi Mall, Al Ain and in Dubai Festival City, the inauguration of this ‘Danube BUILDMART’ branch is a reiteration of our commitment towards building a solid foothold for the ‘BUILDMART’ brand in the region. We are prepared to address all the requirements of clients who will be coming to the store, and provide them the valued added services that ‘Danube BUILDMART’ has been known for since it was launched. Moreover, we are confident of the success of our store in Ibn Battuta Mall, not only in terms of footfall but also in the level of satisfaction we provide to the customers,” concluded Rizwan Sajan, Chairman, Danube Building Materials.

All products in the retail complex are installed in an actual home set-up, thereby allowing customers to enjoy a more personalised shopping experience with excellent service and design assistance. In addition, ‘Danube BUILDMART’ offers a personalised retail store experience with excellent service, design assistance, and inspiration to help people redecorate their homes. At present, there are eight retail outlets under the ‘BUILDMART’ banner, which are located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Al Fujairah in the UAE; and in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

About Danube Building Materials FZCO
Established in 1993, Danube Building Materials FZCO provides more than 15,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its 19 showrooms across the GCC. The company operates from its head offices – a 285,000 square foot facility in Jafza north and a 365,000 square feet base in Jafza south, which houses its logistics centre, kiln drying facility, factory and warehouses. From a small trading firm, Danube has grown into one of the largest building materials company in the region, with 15 branches in the UAE, two in Oman, one in Bahrain, two in China and one in India. Danube has a team of 1000 people working from strategic locations in across the Emirates, including Jebel Ali, Deira and Abu Dhabi. The company has been and is currently involved in major projects across the UAE, Oman and Bahrain, including Emirates Hills, the Burj Al Arab, Shangri-La Hotel, Grand Hyatt, Motor City, Burj Dubai, Dubai Airport Terminal 3, Yas Island, Reem Island, Saadiyat Island, and Al Raha Beach Hotel, among others.

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