German crane manufacturer R.Stahl has set up R.Stahl Middle East FZE, a wholly-owned subsidiary based in the Jebel Ali free trade area in Dubai.

Stahl, which has already traded in the Gulf region for more than 30 years, is targeting the oil and petrochemical industries with its systems and services for electrical explosion protection and its explosion-proof cranes and hoists.

General manager of the new subsidiary is Han van der Deen who is also responsible for promoting the products of Stahl’s explosion protection division. Area sales manager responsible for the material handling division is Raman Viswananthan.

R.Stahl Middle East FZE has design capabilities in Dubai and has a local partner which manufactures structural steelwork.