His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, formally inaugurated Motherson’s Wiring facility in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). The facility is located in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ).
Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman, Motherson, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, RAKEZ Managing Director, along with officials from other local government entities.
H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi said, “In Ras Al Khaimah, we have an integrated strategy to diversify the economy and achieve balanced growth across all sectors in a manner that ensures the sustainable development of our Emirate and adherence to our national objectives. This strategy lends great flexibility to the Emirate’s economic ecosystem, allowing us to keep pace with rapid changes across all sectors and to enhance our competitiveness to be among the most sought-after business destinations in the region and the world.”
H.H. Sheikh Saud’s comments came as he inaugurated the Motherson facility at RAKEZ’s Al Hamra Industrial Zone. Specializing in manufacturing wiring harnesses for commercial vehicles and other special purpose vehicles, the facility also exports them to its customers in Europe. With a built-up area of over 11,000 m, the facility employs around 500 people and is built with an initial investment of about Euro 10 million. H.H. Sheikh Saud also toured the facility and was briefed on its advanced manufacturing technologies.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman, Motherson, said, “We are honoured and thankful to have the gracious presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi on this momentous occasion for Motherson. Ras Al Khaimah continues to serve as a strategic base for our operations, bringing us closer to our European wiring harness customers. We are also thankful to RAKEZ for their encouragement to the industries in the region and their continuous support to Motherson.”
Motherson is one of the leading providers of wiring harnesses and electrical distribution systems to the mobility industry globally. The company offers full system solutions to its customers and has the capability from design to prototyping and manufacturing to assemblies. This state-of-the-art facility has strengthened the wiring harness business of Motherson in the region. Including this, Motherson has eight facilities in the region (other facilities are in Dubai and Sharjah), highlighting the UAE’s crucial role in the company’s strategy.