Pipes and fittings system solutions are critical foundations for growth. Across many industries and applications, projects require a reliable piping system as part of the production and distribution processes. Pipe suppliers in the UAE and Middle East have played a major role in developing and growing infrastructure, oil & gas, water, and desalination, as well as a comprehensive range of construction and related industries.

 In providing piping products and services for such critical functions in society, the supply of materials cannot be compromised. Throughout forty years of experience in the field, Gerab has demonstrated the importance of being a local supplier within a robust supply chain. The proximity of a supplier and their ability to respond efficiently to emergency requirements has proven to be instrumental in their selection. It has seen reliable suppliers playing a significant role for their clients to address challenges, optimize operations, and prevent supply disruptions and costly delays.

Market Dynamics

As a leading pipes and fittings supplier in the UAE and the wider Middle East, Gerab has been supporting its clients in the energy, civil, municipal, and industrial sectors with pipes and fittings using a comprehensive range of materials. While stainless steel pipes remain the most effective and commonly used material in pipe systems, other materials also have seen significant growth. Special alloys, stainless steel, thermoplastics, and other composites are now commonly used in highly corrosive or demanding environments. Expertise in all these materials is required from a reliable local supplier, and support for their selection, installation, maintenance, and repair remains an important factor that clients depend on.

Local Regulatory Compliance

Working with reliable manufacturers conforming to local and international standards, the role of the local supplier often requires reducing costs and improving security and efficiency on long supply chains. As these products are highly regulated, once they conform to a set standard of production and meet certification requirements, they can seamlessly be integrated into the value chain along with other supplies from international markets and managed for on-time delivery and safety stock keeping, a local supplier will have intimate knowledge of the prevailing regulatory climate and be able to offer accurate guidance. 

Support Products and Services

In addition, ancillary materials for coating and treatments, tools and safety gear, as well as a myriad of accessories and parts also have to be maintained. These requirements rely on the presence and competence of a local supplier with extensive experience across all project management requirements.

Logistics handling across complex supply chains can be mitigated by the presence of a local supplier with strong inventory management capabilities. Maintaining the right materials in the right quantities benefits from decades of experience, as well as collaboration with experts from clients, consultants, and contractors working to strict project management demands.

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Critical Success Factors

Regardless of origin, the critical success factor in supplying complex projects with pipe system solutions remains the ability of the supplier to respond to project management requirements efficiently and effectively. Having a diversified portfolio of reliable suppliers helps to mitigate uncertainties from disruptions in the supply chain, caused by environmental or geo-political events. A local supplier with solid local knowledge can offer an effective solution in inventory management and complement it with local inspection, maintenance, and repair capabilities. Therefore, including local pipe suppliers in sourcing materials remains an integral part of safeguarding supply chains from disruption, helping reduce reliance on excessive inventory stocks, and ultimately, has a positive impact on overall profitability and manageability of small orders through complex mega-projects.