Exhibitor News: French elevator manufacturer Sodimas gears up to participate in The Big 5 show

Exhibitor News: French elevator manufacturer Sodimas gears up to participate in The Big 5 show

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – September 2021: Sodimas Lifts, a leading independent French manufacturer of elevators, is gearing up to participate in the upcoming edition of The Big 5 Show, the largest construction and contracting fair in the Middle East, which will take place from 12-15 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The four-day construction show offers an unmatched platform for the global construction community and business leaders to connect, explore opportunities, forge partnerships and strike deals, in efforts to boost the construction sector’s recovery in the post-COVID-19 era. ​

With over 45 years of experience in the elevator industry, Sodimas offers a full range of products, including complete elevators, escalators and elevator components that reflect the French elegance and uniquely human design that perfectly meets the expectations of prestigious buildings, hotels and shopping centres in the UAE and the GCC region.

Founded in 1975, the French company has left its mark on the history of the elevator industry, with its products are manufactured and designed in a manner that can be adapted to all architectural styles due to the quality of the materials used and their carefully designed finishing.

Sodimas seeks to make the best use of The Big 5 show to network with global construction industry leaders and promote its first-class products and distinctively designed lifts, elevator components and escalators using cutting-edge technology in compliance with the highest European standards and specifications.

Through its participation, the French elevator company aims to connect with industry experts and professionals to identify their needs in the upcoming period, so as to meet the growing demand for lifts and elevator equipment in the Gulf market in view of the overwhelming number of urban development projects currently under construction in the GCC countries.

Highlighting the importance of its participation in The Big 5 show, Karim Fnides, Export Sales Area Manager at Sodimas, said: “The Big 5 is the region’s biggest and most comprehensive trade show for the building and construction industry. The show is expected to attract thousands of industry experts and visitors which will help boost the construction sector’s recovery in the post-COVID-19 era.”

The Big 5 will be held at a time the Arabian Gulf region is executing several giant projects, especially Saudi Arabia and the UAE. “We aim to leverage the expected growth in the GCC’s construction sector, simply because a recovery in the construction industry would be a catalyst for the region’s elevator and escalator market. This will increase demand for our products, including elevator equipment, components and escalators,” Karim said. ​

“We are now profoundly focussing on the GCC region, which witnesses a boom in infrastructure development. We are combining our products and services to make elevator journeys more user-friendly, more enjoyable and more sustainable, meeting the changing needs of infrastructure, buildings and services for years to come,” Karim added.

He noted that Sodimas also seeks through its presence in the region’s largest construction event to build sustainable partnerships with major companies in the GCC, citing the partnership forged with Saudi Atlas Elevators to meet the growing demand for elevators and elevator equipment in the Saudi market, given the overwhelming number of urban development projects currently under construction in Saudi Arabia.

Sodimas is an internationally acclaimed elevator company that is widely known for its high-end and uniquely designed products that perfectly meet the expectations of its clients who seek to use its sophisticated products in high-rise commercial buildings, prestigious constructions, hotels, and shopping malls, among others.


Notes to editors:

Sodimas is a leading French manufacturer of elevators. With over 45 years of experience in the elevator industry, Sodimas offers a full range of products, including elevators, escalators, and components that reflect the French craftsmanship, elegance and quality.

Based in the French commune Pont-de-l'Isère, Sodimas is a family-owned business and is known as the leading independent French manufacturer of elevators and components. Sodimas also supplies elevator parts and fixtures to other elevator companies for their modernization projects.

The company was founded in 1975 by Serge Arnoult and is now run by his son Patrice Arnoult since 2007. It has two branches in France, one in Paris and another one in Nice. The company also has five overseas branches in Belgium, Portugal, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Russia.


About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

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