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391740 Plastic pipe fittings

Product data: Clornated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC). Details available from Bahrain Development Bank. Quantity: NA. U.S. dollar value: $10 million for first phase. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Information desired: price list, background of manufacturer. Primary buying factor: quality, price.

Company data: Financing. Established: 1992. Employees: 15. Annual sales, U.S. firms represented: NA. Member of business chamber: Bahrain Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: National Bank of Bahrain, P.O. Box 106, Manama. Bahrain Development Bank is a Bahraini bank established in 1992 with a paid-up capital of US$26 million. It is engaged in financing projects, equity financing, export finance and management consulting and is looking for an equity partner to bring technical knowledge for manufacturing CPVC plastic pipe fittings, 1-4 inches. Minimum estimated production capacity is 10 million pipe fittings/ year. Post contact: Khouri.

Contact: Dawood S. al-Bourshaid, Investment Executive, Bahrain Development Bank, P.O. Box 20501, Manama, Bahrain. Tel: 973 534 005. Fax: 973 537 007.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Manama, FPO AE 09834. Refer to: P00044.

Bahrain - Joint-Venture Abroad

847 Kitchen cutlery sets

Product data: To be produced according to U.S. firm's specifications, know-how and equipment. Specifications/technical data: high-tech cutlery machinery to be determined after negotiations. Quantity: negotiable. U.S. dollar value: negotiable, concerning capacity and quantity. Purchase needed: asap. Purchaser is willing to establish and furnish facilities with high-tech machinery for production of kitchen cutlery sets according to U.S. standards/know-how and to enter into new markets for export.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: experience, capability. Primary buying factor: U.S. manufacturer license, know-how.

Company data: Opal Ltd. is an engineering, consulting and representation firm. It represents five American companies in Turkey and provides consultancy services to its customers both in U.S. and Turkey. Opal is planning to invest in manufacture of kitchen cutlery sets to meet existing market demand in Turkey and newly independent states, and seeks to be licensor of U.S. firm. Established: 1989. Employees: 6. Annual sales: US$1 million. Member of local chamber: Ankara Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Citibank N.A., Ankara; Yapi Kredi Bankasi, Kizilay branch, Ankara. U.S. firms represented: Mars Sales Co., Gardena, Ca; EBW International, Muskegon, Mi; Apt International, Muskegon, Mi; Argo International, New York, NY. Firm seeks to start this project within framework of American manufacturers. Firms should contact Opal Ltd. asap.

Post remarks: To meet its demand, Turkey is expected to rely increasingly on food processing machinery produced locally by foreign investers, joint ventures and domestic firms. American suppliers of food processing equipment can enhance their market share by producing in Turkey. Post contact: FSN/Hulya Arac.

Contact: Musa Onay, President, Opal Ltd. Sti., Buklum Sokak No. 38/1, 06660 Kavaklidere, Ankara, Turkey. Tel: 90 312 468 2872. Fax: 90 312 468 2874.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Ankara, PSC 93 Box 5000, APO AE 09823. Refer to: P0003.

Turkey - Joint-Venture Abroad