AMOR Group has announced the opening of a new office in Dubai in order to capitalise on existing contracts within the United Arab Emirates.
The business technology solutions company employs more than 500 staff at offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Coventry, Manchester, London and Houston.
The new office currently employs 6 full time local staff, which is supplemented by staff from the UK facilitating skills and knowledge transfer within the Dubai and the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The catalyst for expansion in to the UAE came when Amor Group secured an £6.7m, 3 year contract with Dubai Airports which employs Amor’s innovative Chroma Airport Suite to monitor passenger flows and queue times enabling Dubai to establish and monitor service levels to drive an increase in performance across the airport.
The overall IT and communications market amongst GCC countries including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman is expected to top $65bn by 2015, one of the few consistently expanding overall markets in the world.
The positive outlook has prompted Amor Group to make a significant investment in the region, with a view to further expanding the Dubai-based team in the coming years.
John Innes, CEO, Amor Group said: “Dubai and the wider GCC has established itself as a key part of the global economy. Forward thinking and innovation lead the way in the region, principles with which we closely identify.
“In both domestic and overseas markets we are winning significant market share – our relationship with Dubai Airports is another example of this.
“We have a very proactive expansion policy and are keen to grow our business internationally which is why we’ve taken the step of opening up a sizable office in Dubai.”