A|D|S targets global scope

Posted on 21 Jan 2010 by The Manufacturer

A|D|S, the UK’s AeroSpace, Defence and Security trade organisation, announced at the Bahrain International Airshow its intention to open a network of offices in the Middle East to represent its UK members.

One such location is Bahrain, which will deliver a further step in the international strategy of A|D|S —augmenting its existing international offices in Toulouse, France, and in New Delhi and Bangalore, India.

Ian Godden, chairman of A|D|S, said, “The Middle East is a vibrant and growing market for the world-leading products that our members deliver for their customers. The UK aerospace, defence and security industries, as number one in Europe and second only to the US globally, see the Middle East as a key source of future partnerships and mutually-beneficial business arrangements.

“With a large number of our 850 members coming from the agile and innovative small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector, our office in Bahrain will offer them an effective base in the Middle East. It is a very exciting time for A|D|S as a new organization, and this announcement continues the momentum begun with our formation in 2009.”

Options relating to potential partner organisations, and the precise nature of services to be offered, are currently being finalised.