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Leighton O’Brien  partners with SHM Industries Egypt to deliver fuel cleaning technologies into MENA region

Leighton O’Brien partners with SHM Industries Egypt to deliver fuel cleaning technologies into MENA region

Melbourne, Australia, 18 March 2020 – Fuel retail operators in the Middle East and North Africa will benefit from best-in-class fuel cleaning technology to ensure high quality product and reduced fuel system maintenance costs following an agreement between Leighton O’Brien and SHM Industries in Egypt.

SHM Industries is a leading manufacturer and service provider of fuel station underground storage tanks, area canopies services, equipment, installation and maintenance in the Middle East and Africa region. The addition of Leighton O’Brien’s patented fuel cleaning technology complements SHM Industries’ comprehensive product and service suite for fuel retail networks.

SHM Industries CEO, Mr Ismael Abdel Maksoud, said: “The SHM Industries team is excited to offer a new high value service to fuel stations together with our new partner Leighton O’Brien.

“Tank and equipment maintenance arising from poor fuel quality and water intrusion issues is a significant cost for fuel retailers. Leighton O’Brien’s fuel restoration and tank cleaning technology eliminates these problems, thereby extending the lifespan of fuel systems.

“In addition, Leighton O’Brien’s process doesn’t require manned entry and in most cases fuel sties can remain open which ensures a safer, faster, more effective cleaning process,” he said.

Leighton O’Brien’s Business Development Manager for the Middle East & Northern Africa, Munir Azizullah, said: “Egypt is important African market for Leighton O’Brien. Fuel retailers have high standards and welcome advanced technologies to improve HSE practices in site operations.

“Founded by the Late Eng. Fathy Abdel Maksoud, SHM Industries is a reputed brand in the MENA region for premium quality tanks. We are proud to partner with them to enhance their customers’ product quality and storage tank asset,” he said.


About SHM Industries

SHM Industries was established in 1980 and is the pre-eminent manufacturer for fuel station tanks in the Middle East and Africa, producing more than 1,000 tanks annually. SHM has been distributing tanks and its accessories for more than 40 years. SHM Industries is located in Obour City in the Arab Republic of Egypt, the birth place of the first double wall tank in the Middle East.

18.03.2020 – by Leighton O'Brien
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