Remah International Group (RIG) via Gulf Aerospace Company (GACO) and Etienne Lacroix Group via Lacroix Defense, have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture named Gulf ACM Manufacturing in the UAE. The agreement was signed on February 22 in the Remah international group( RIG) stand at the International Defense Exposition (IDEX) 2023 by Mr. Mohamed Khalfan Al Qemzi, Chairman and Managing Director of RIG, and Mr François Moulinier, Chief Operations Officer (COO), of Lacroix Defense.
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Inaugural speech before signing the joint venture document (Picture source: Lacroix Defense)
The manufacturing facility in the UAE will use advanced countermeasure technologies and sustain local employment with the core focus on developing and supporting the local Aerospace and Defense industry and better serving the UAE Armed Forces.
“The vision for the Defense Industry in UAE is clear and on target, we are honored to partner with Etienne Lacroix Group and the UAE Armed Forces to support the vision and build a product made in the UAE that we can be proud of.” said Mohamed Khalfan Al Qemzi, Chairman and Managing Director of Remah International Group.
“Following the work we have undertaken to develop our presence in the UAE for over 30 years, we are delighted to strengthen our long-standing relationship with GACO a branch of Remah International Group through the creation of this JV Gulf ACM (Airborne Countermeasures).“
“This initiative is our next step, and it will further enhance UAE defense and security technology capabilities, while contributing to the expansion of innovative career opportunities within the region” stated Mr François Moulinier, Chief Operations Officer (COO), of Lacroix Defense.
Remah International Group (RIG) via Gulf Aerospace Company (GACO) and Etienne Lacroix Group via Lacroix Defense, signing the agreement to establish a joint venture named Gulf ACM Manufacturing in the UAE (Picture source: Lacroix Defense)
Handing over the Lacroix historical book (Picture source: Lacroix Defense)
About Remah International / GACO
With the head office located at Addax Tower, on Al Reem Island, RIG consists of two Groups of UAE companies and a number of Joint Ventures. The structure of the group has been created in a way that allows a more targeted approach to both the defense and commercial market sectors, by having individual companies specializing in certain areas relating to their markets. This approach gives the client End User a more specialized team, dedicated to that particular field and it also gives the OEMs a smaller, more focused approach from the group, offering them a very personalized service.
Gulf Aerospace Company (GACO) is an agent for number of international companies and its main activities are supplying and stockiest spare parts for fixed and rotary military aircraft, spare parts for Leclerc tank, SAM tools, ground support types of equipment (GSE), life support equipment and safety equipment, logistic equipment, navigation system, tacan system and lubrication system.
About Etienne Lacroix Group / Lacroix Defense
The Etienne Lacroix GROUP, founded in 1848, is a leading pyrotechnics company in the defense and security sectors. Its activities are vertically integrated and span from product design to manufacture and include procurement, support and services. The Group’s share capital is 100% family-owned LACROIX, the Group’s defense Business Unit provides a complete self-protection offer (countermeasures systems and ammunition) for air, land and naval forces around the world. LACROIX (Etienne Lacroix Group) also provides training, simulation, signalling solutions, as well as armed and security forces support. In 2015, LACROIX Defense was one of the first French intermediate-sized companies to localize in the UAE, through the creation of a joint venture (Emirates Defence Services). Since more than a decade, LACROIX has also been cooperating with UAE major industrials such as NIMR and IGG...