MdR spotlights expertise at 2019 GPCA Forum

Almajdouie De Rijke Limited (MdR) showcased its petrochemical logistics expertise at the 14th Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum, the foremost gathering of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the region. The event, which took place in Dubai, UAE, brought together more than 2,100 chemical executives from around the region and beyond to explore the challenges and opportunities shaping the industry.

Held under the theme Winning through Strategic Partnerships’, the forum featured various workshops, seminars, and engaging panel discussions with chemical and petrochemical experts. Industry leaders shared case studies on how to deliver value for shareholders, businesses, and society, how to innovate for the future, and the development of a competitive downstream industry in the GCC.

Almajdouie Group President, Abdullah Almajdouie gave an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the event, highlighting the importance of bringing value to the supply chain. He said: “In the beginning, customers were not confident about handing over their supply chain to a contractor. However, over time, the quality of our safe, efficient, and value-driven logistics services has earned us the trust of the leading petrochemical companies in Saudi Arabia. By outsourcing their logistics requirements to us, our customers can focus on what matters most, growing their business.”

De Rijke Group President, Leen De Rijke also commented, saying: “The theme of this year’s forum is that partnership is crucial for growth. This is particularly relevant to MdR, which is a joint venture between Almajdouie and De Rijke. By combining our competitive strengths and expertise we can provide a much wider service offering to our customers. I’m very glad that Mr Abdullah and I decided to form this partnership and I look forward to a bright future filled with possibilities for further growth.”

MdR was established in 2006 to offer complete bespoke on-site logistics solutions to the growing petrochemical industry. Backed by a well-trained workforce, advanced IT-systems, and modern infrastructure, MdR serves major clients, including Sabic, Sadara, and Orpic, among others.

GPCA represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. The association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Arabian Gulf region.