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Pacific Controls’ "Green Building" ground-breaking ceremony at Techno Park, Dubai

New facility to become its corporate headquarters and R&D Center

Dubai, March 16, 2005: Pacific Controls today announced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Middle East’s first-of-its-kind "Green Building" at the Techno Park in Dubai. The new facility, which is spread across 200,000 square feet area within the Techno Park, involves a total investment of AED 50 million that will be made over the next three years. The multi-storey half-moon shaped building, once operational, will serve as the new headquarters of Pacific Controls and will also be the "Center of Excellence" for the company’s research and development (R&D) in automation business in the Middle East. The facility is expected to be operational by mid 2006.

The new premises at Techno Park will be involved in the manufacture and development of equipment to ensure continuous supply of electricity and facilitate large-scale automation. The groundbreaking ceremony was performed by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Techno Park. Also present at the ceremony were Abdullah Ahmed Al Qurashi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Techno Park.

Pacific Controls’ Green Building ground-breaking ceremony at Techno Park, Dubai
Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation seen with Younis Al Rifai, Partner of Pacific Control Systems, and Dilip Rahulan, Chairman & CEO of the company, at the groundbreaking ceremony of Pacific Controls’ new Headquarters at the Techno Park in Dubai.

Speaking on the occasion, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said, "Dubai serves as the ideal location, especially for companies investing in research and development activities. Pacific Controls' move to set up operations in Dubai Techno Park further reinforces the benefits and quality of infrastructure available at the development. We are certain that the company will fully benefit from the various facilities at the Park, and moreover, the spate of expansion activities in the region will create an extended market for their high quality products."

Welcoming the development, Abdullah Ahmed Al Qurashi said, "This is another world-class addition to the Techno Park. Pacific Controls will present a new dimension to our portfolio, adding value to our overall image. We will offer all the required assistance to the company in establishing its operations here."

"Setting up operations at the Techno Park is a strategically significant move for us, especially because this is going to be our corporate headquarters. Dubai Techno Park is renowned for its infrastructure facilities and support services. Besides, the minimal administrative procedures at the Park and the strategic location of Dubai have also prompted us to establish our presence here," remarked Dilip Rahulan, Chairman & CEO of Pacific Control Systems LLC.

"Our new facility will be the first green building in Dubai, with solar air-conditioning and solar lighting. Pacific Controls, a global leader in automation technology, will be using a systems engineering approach to produce a scale that uses 40 per cent less energy. The building will be engineered to minimise energy loads so that most of the electrical needs could be met with by the solar system. We will have a state-of-the art research and development center, which will focus on developing environment-friendly products and remote monitoring systems," added Rahulan.

For further information please contact:
Beena Abraham
Corporate Communications
Pacific Control Systems LLC
Tel: +971 4 886 9000
Fax: +971 4 886 9001

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