ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - As a part of its continued growth strategy in emerging markets, DuPont has announced the opening of its second office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Abu Dhabi office will focus specifically on strengthening the company’s relationships with the oil and gas industry. Additional markets include building and construction, automotive coatings, agriculture, and food.
 This investment adds to the strong presence the company has built in the region including long-established offices in Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Karachi, Pakistan; Dammam and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; and an additional office in Dubai, UAE. The first office, in Istanbul, opened in 1992 and remains the hub for DuPont in the region.
“The Middle East is one of the fastest-growing markets for DuPont today,” said Ian Hudson, President – DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa. “DuPont sales in the UAE have increased more than 50 percent since this time last year. In the area of oil and gas alone, we have grown 20 percent annually over the past five years. DuPont has a number of innovations that are critical to meeting customer needs in the region. This new office will help us leverage our technology and strengthen our market presence.”