Bafco, a UAE manufacturer of ergonomic office workstations, announced yesterday that it will more than double its local production to 50 per cent to meet rising demand at its facilities in Al Quoz and Rashidiya.
It also said that local production could cut costs by up to 60 per cent and reduce waiting times from three months to less than four weeks.
Gilbert Grino, Senior Marketing Executive at Bafco, said: "Given that customers in the UAE can wait for up to three months for their office furniture to be delivered, there is clearly a strong incentive to manufacture locally. This also means we are able to customise our products to suit local tastes and provide a local servicing centre. In the end, the consumer could also see savings of 10 to 60 per cent."
Bafco is exhibiting at The Office Exhibition in Dubai from March 3 to 5, which is being organised by DMG World Media. The event will feature a networking area called the Indy Lounge and the two-day seminar, will feature industry experts speaking on topics including sustainability in office design.
It completed a Dh11 million fit out of customised workstations at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 and has been awarded a contract to fit-out the Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University in Dubai.
Sinead Bridgett, Exhibition Director at DMG said many UAE-based manufacturers are discovering the Emirate is more commercially viable to produce their high quality office furniture locally.