Global electronics leader Hisense has officially unveiled its new Research & Development Center in Dubai, a strategic hub focused on the development and localization of products for consumers in the Gulf region.
Industry sources added that this emphasizes the commitment to deliver quality, reliable, region-specific products. The unveiling was part of the China (Shandon)-UAE (Dubai) Economic Exchange Conference, which took place at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the China Innovation Centre in the Chamber’s auxiliary building.
Industry sources added further that the conference was hosted by Mr. Chen Fei, Director General of the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, and attended by their excellencies Mr. Li Xuhang, Consul General of China in Dubai, Mr. Song Junji, Vice Governor of Shandong Province, and Mr. Khaled Al Shamsi, Vice President of Dubai Chambers.
Mr.Jason Ou, President of Hisense MENA stated “This R&D core team will focus on new product development, localization of products based on local consumer preferences as well as local technical training and development to talents, utilizing Hisense vast global expertise from Head Quarters. The team will also provide better and timely pre-sales and after-sales technical support, conduct technical and product training for partners, solve technical issues, and improve product quality.”
He added “This center will draw on our vast experience in the global market and leverage the technical resources, advanced technologies, and standards from products in global and regional markets. We are committed to combining the culture and climatic features of the Middle East and Africa, to create premium products that better meet local demand, smarter, more comfortable, energy-saving, and low-carbon for the entire region.”
Welcoming the new R&D Center, Mr Song Junji, Vice Governor of Shandong Province said the Hisense investment is a prime example of China’s commitment to serving the region with the highest grade technologically advanced products.
“Through this center, consumers throughout the region will benefit from the vast technological expertise of Hisense. This has seen the company participate in the formulation of more than 100 standards in different technological fields. They are equipped with more than 3,000 patents and 2,000 scientific and technological achievements globally and incorporated them into products which meet the regulations of domestic and foreign markets,” he said.
Mr Khaled Al Shamsi, Vice President of Dubai Chambers said the Hisense investment underlines the emirate’s standing as the economic and cultural center for the Middle East and Africa.
“As with Hisense, well-known global companies in various industries are located in Dubai, establishing the emirate as an important node city of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ development strategy and a key connecting hub for Asia, Africa, and Europe,” he said. “The establishment of this advanced R&D Center sends a strong message of support to consumers throughout the region and of commitment to developing our local economies.”
In customizing products for the region, Hisense will harness its market leadership for inverter technology in China’s AC market. The brand has pioneered industrial technologies of inverter, energy saving, comfort control, fresh air, and green low carbon.
Industry sources added that Hisense has been making huge inroads into the region’s B2B air-conditioner market with a growing reputation for product efficiency. In the Middle East, it is targeting significant increases in commercial income from the air-conditioning sector by the end of this year by expanding product lines, channels, marketing, after-sales, and team building.