By John Lee.
Danish-based engineering company FLSmidth has opened an office in Tehran on Tuesday.
Following an opening ceremony hosted by the National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICICO), Per Mejnert Kristensen (pictured), the President of FLSmidth’s cement division, told Tehran Times:
“FLSmidth has a very long time history in Iran. We have been here for more than 80 years. So, we feel actually that we have been all the time. Sometimes, we had a permanent representative and sometimes we have worked from aboard.
“The last few years we had no office here in Iran, but now we have very pleased that the lifting of sanctions have given us this opportunity because we consider Iran as one of the most important markets as you know both in cement and minerals and both of these industries are very interesting for us in Iran as one of the leading countries when it comes to the mineral deposits and when it comes to cement plants and cement consumption.
“So for us now to focus on Iran by establishing our office gives us the chance to be much closer to our customers.
“Everyone wants to do a lot of local activities in the country, training our customers, going to the plant side, service the plants of cement or minerals and I think really to be able to do that, it is really important we are physically close to our Iranian customers and we found it very important now to establish ourselves in Tehran and we will expand it very rapidly employing more local people, local engineers. We will train and educate in our systems our ways of working and it will certainly enable us to serve our customers much better than what we did in the past.“
(Source: Tehran Times)