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Global Steel Pipe Producer Interpipe to Lead the Fight on Fake Pipes in the GCC

  • Interpipe Registers Trademark with the UAE Ministry of Economy
  • Every Third Skyscraper in the UAE Currently Uses Interpipe pipes
  • Scale of Emerging Counterfeit Steel Industry in GCC Unknown
Interpipe, the global steel pipe producer based in the Ukraine, has officially registered its trademark with the Ministry of Economy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first time. Interpipe’s registration represents a first step in the fight against the emergence of a counterfeit steel pipe industry in the UAE, and reinforces the company’s commitment to delivering the highest quality certified steel.

Interpipe has supplied steel to the UAE market for more than 10 years and occupies a leading position as a supplier of steel pipes in the local market. Interpipe products are widely used in construction and infrastructure projects and can be found in approximately every third building in the UAE. The region accounts for more than 16 percent of the company’s global sales.

“The depth of the counterfeit steel industry in the UAE remains unquantified, however its existence presents a significant challenge, not only to the steel industry but to the construction business as a whole,” said Andrey Burtsev, Vice-President of Pipe Sales in the Middle East and North Africa, “because uncertified steel cannot be guaranteed for its integrity, strength or durability.
“As a global business, we understand and uphold the importance of a high quality, certified product and remain committed to delivering steel that the industry and our clients can trust,” continued Burtsev. “Interpipe products are well known and established in the UAE, and this move to officially register our trademark is a positive step towards introducing an additional – and necessary – line of defence against the counterfeit industry.”

About Interpipe
Interpipe is global producer of steel pipes and railway wheels, based in Ukraine. The company’s products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.

Among Interpipe’s key projects in UAE are Dubai Marina, Disovery Gardens, Dubai Investment Park, Mega projects at Yas Island, including Ferrari World, Yas mall, Yas Marina Circuit and other iconic buildings in UAE.
For the details of official distributors, please contact Interpipe representatives
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