OPW Managing Director Accompanies First Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic on Visit to Middle East

By OPW | Jul 02, 2013

Prague, Czech Republic – OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV), is proud to announce that Carman Kobza, Managing Director of OPW EMEA, recently participated on a Czech Chamber of Commerce official business mission to the Middle East. The purpose of the mission was to strengthen business ties and relationships with Saudi Arabia, Yemen and UAE. Mr. Kobza accompanied H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, on the diplomatic and trade mission. Taking place from May 18-23, the delegation made official stops in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Sana’a, Yemen, and the Emirates Ras al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi.

“It was an honour to be asked to participate as a member of the Czech Trade Delegation and to accompany Minister Schwarzenberg on this trip,” said Mr. Kobza. “OPW has a long and mutually rewarding history of cooperation across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries dating back to the early 1970s. This trip provided us with an excellent opportunity to strengthen these relationships and to generate a high level of interest in and orders for OPW’s products, including our environmentally-friendly vapour recovery systems, underground piping and our CNG fueling solutions. OPW has made a commitment to the burgeoninga Middle Eastern markets, and this visit helped to demonstrate that commitment.”

During the trip, Mr. Kobza networked on the Entrepreneurs’ Forum and participated in daily meetings between the respected countries’ ministers and top businessmen. At the Palace of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, individual meetings between invited company representatives followed the official governmental dialogue of extending mutual friendships and cooperation. At each stop, Mr. Kobza listened to the needs of the region and gave presentations to hundreds of attendees, explaining the benefits of utilizing OPW equipment and how it provides the right solutions to meet their unique and evermore demanding needs. In addition, Mr. Kobza presented OPW’s FlexWorks underground fuel piping installation near the Abu Dhabi Formula One course on Yas Island and gave a special interview for Yemen TV.

For the increasingly environmentally conscious Emirates and GCC markets as they begin to embrace Stage II Vapour Recovery, OPW offers a full line of innovative, industry leading solutions, including the OPW CVS2™ Central Vacuum Stage II Vapour Recovery System to meet this demand. Built upon proven vapour-collection technology, the CVS2 is designed to provide cost effective and environmentally friendly gasoline vapour collection from the gasoline-dispensing station forecourt (www.OPWTVS.com). 

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