Honeywell, U.S.-Saudi Business Council Chaiman’s Circle member and global technology leader, announced it will open a new facility for the production of gas detection devices in Saudi Arabia. The new factory will form part of Honeywell’s alignment to Saudi Vision 2030 and support In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA)’s localization objectives by creating production jobs for Saudi nationals that enhance workforce skills and capabilities.
The facility will be located at the extension of Dhahran Techno Valley and will produce 10,000 portable gas detectors and 800 fixed gas detectors annually when it reaches full production in 2022. The production line will include the multigas Honeywell BW series, in addition to fixed detectors, including Searchpoint Optima Plus Point Infrared Gas Detector and XNX Universal Transmitter.
Through the new factory, Honeywell will become the first international company producing gas detectors in Saudi Arabia, enabling local availability of the equipment, shorter lead times, and on-the-ground customer support. The devices will provide a reliable and cost-effective way to ensure the safety, compliance and productivity of workers who are operating in hazardous environments. “Our advanced gas detection systems help keep workers safe and enable them to rapidly respond to gas leaks and site incidents,” said John Waldron, president and CEO, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. “We’re proud to bring new manufacturing capabilities to Saudi Arabia to help industrial customers maximize safety, improve operational performance and better mitigate emissions.”