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How to set up in Bahrain

Metals: A major sub-sector fueling GDP

Backed by robust manufacturing infrastructure, support and the best regional access, the metals industry in Bahrain is ripe for continued growth, especially in aluminium production.

Metals are a major component of Bahrain's exports

The Manufacturing Value Chain

Non-oil drivers are strengthening, with manufacturing leading the way

Bahrain GDP growth from manufacturing

A closer look at the sub-sector’s expansion in Bahrain

Sustained growth in regional construction activities and consumer demand is driving the growth in metals downstream production.


The largest single site smelter in the world gets even bigger: Alba recently announced that it has upgraded the technology for its Line 6 Expansion Project, which will boost its total capacity to approximately 1,500,000 t a year.

Electrosteel Castings

The world’s third largest producer of ductile iron pipes and ancillary products expanded in February 2016, inaugurating a new USD 6.6mn warehouse in Bahrain, the regional hub for sales and distribution activities.

SMS Group

Relocating from Dubai to Bahrain: SMS Group, part of German SMS Holding GmbH, moved its operations from Dubai to Bahrain and upgraded its office to include technical service support.

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Additional resources

Download additional materials to learn more about the sector to read at your own convenience.

Manufacturing and Logistics in Bahrain

An overview of Bahrain as a manufacturing hub and gateway to the region.

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KPMG GCC Industrial cost comparisons 2016

Read the case for Bahrain as an excellent base for your regional operations.

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Manufacturing industry factsheet

An overview and factsheet of the state of the sector.

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