Jafza, Eaton sign agreement to build manufacturing & R&D facility

Construction of the facility, covering more than 500,000 sq. ft, will begin in 2025 & is likely to be completed in 2026

Update: 2024-07-02 12:57 GMT

Craig Arnold, Chairman and CEO, Eaton and Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO, DP World signing the agreement

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Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), DP World's flagship free zone and the largest customs bonded zone in the Middle East, and Eaton, a global intelligent power management company, signed an agreement to build a new sustainable campus, bringing together Eaton’s Dubai-based commercial, manufacturing and support functions while providing capacity for growth in the future.

The project will extend Eaton’s research, engineering and manufacturing capacity, and aims to significantly boost Dubai’s capabilities in the advanced manufacturing of electrical and electronic components that are required to deliver safe and efficient power for several industries including data centres, buildings and solar energy, says an official release from Jafza.

"The construction of the facility, covering more than 500,000 square feet, will begin in 2025 and is expected to be completed in 2026. The manufacturing capability will be complemented by a new R&D facility to house a state-of-the-art centre dedicated to sustainable manufacturing, power management, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other related fields. The project will create approximately 700 jobs, ranging from high-skilled engineering roles to advanced manufacturing positions."

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO, DP World says: “This strategic partnership with Eaton is a significant advancement in our efforts to develop smart manufacturing facilities in Jafza, directly supporting Dubai’s D33 strategy. We aim to further strengthen Dubai’s standing as a global leader in high-tech and automated manufacturing. Once fully operational, the plant is expected to generate a substantial impact on the UAE’s economy, contribute towards the transition to sustainable energy and provide valuable opportunities for young Emiratis.”

Craig Arnold, Chairman and CEO, Eaton adds: “This new partnership with DP World and Jafza underscores our commitment to growth in the region, and supports Dubai’s D33 transformation to position the city as a leader in high-tech manufacturing and innovation. Our efforts are pivotal in promoting green and sustainable manufacturing through smart factory initiatives and increasing our R&D capability. This will drive the continued development of Emirati talent, and help our customers and partners achieve a sustainable energy transition.”


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