Lowe Rental continues its growth journey in the Middle East

by Dina Maaty | Published 1 year ago

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Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive Invest Northern Ireland and Donovan Strydom,
Lowe Rental

Lowe Rental, a refrigeration and catering equipment provider to the exhibition, events and retail sectors from Northern Ireland, UK, has secured some of largest business in the company’s history within Saudi Arabia and upcoming large-scale projects in UAE in 2020.

Lowe’s journey in the Middle East began as an incubator company in 2012, taking up offices with Invest Northern Ireland based in Dubai Internet City.  From supplying small local events to now supplying the regions’ largest, high-profile events and trade shows such as Formula One in Abu Dhabi, Gulfood, Dubai Rugby 7’s and Dubai Air Show; by securing these contracts and a strengthening brand presence in the region, Lowe has grown considerably over the last seven years.

The company’s physical presence in the region has also grown significantly over the years, with a team of fifteen full-time staff and a warehouse in excess of 12,000sqft located in Dubai.  

Some of their key clients include Emirates Leisure Marriott/Westin Catering, Done Events, and African & Eastern. Their most recent and largest project to date as a company was in Saudi Arabia in Ad’Diriyah for “Riyadh Seasons”, providing 35 fully fitted kitchens.

On Lowe’s impressive journey to success in the region, Alastair Hamilton, CEO, Invest Northern Ireland says: “It’s a real testament to Invest NI’s international offices to see one of our original incubator companies build such a phenomenal success in the Middle East and continue this growth with the support of the Invest NI team in Dubai.”

“Prior to entering the UAE market, Lowe Rental had been trading and winning business on a global scale since 1977 and their regional expansion plans really accelerated after 2008 leading to the company looking at developing the UAE market. When I moved over to Dubai in 2012, the support we received from Invest NI allowed our already global brand to quickly get established within the region and seven years later as we continue to hit new heights, Invest NI play a part in supporting us in achieving our growth plans,” says Mark Wood, COO of Lowe Rental Middle East.

About Lowe Rental
Headquartered in Lisburn, Lowe Rental Ltd was established in 1977 to supply refrigeration equipment (rental and sales) to the exhibition, events and retail sectors and has grown profitably and expanded its market coverage globally. 

Following a change in ownership in 2008, the business has continued to grow, accelerated through the introduction of equity investment and now sells to over 140 countries, with a significant international network of offices/warehousing. 

About Invest Northern Ireland
Invest Northern Ireland is the economic development agency for Northern Ireland, part of the UK. It helps new and existing businesses compete internationally and attract new investment to Northern Ireland from its network of overseas offices including those located in Dubai, Doha, Jeddah and Johannesburg.

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