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Darwin Platform Group of Companies (DPGC), a leading global business conglomerate from India, announced its investment plans and partnerships in several sectors including Manufacturing, Retail, Education, Avitronics, Infrastructure, Energy, Oil, Gas, and Information Technology in UAE and with UAE-based companies. DPGC’s Dubai-headquartered companies signed several agreements to form Joint Ventures and other modes of partnerships. For India, DPGC’s retail arm ‘DP Retail’ entered into a partnership with UAE’s leading Retail company- Jan Bros to market their products and provide supply-chain support.
The DPGC’s net worth is nearly USD 6 billion and it has 21 associates companies. Over the years, the Group has made rapid progress in several sectors with its associate companies.
Announcing the partnerships, Farhan Ahmed Damudi, Head, DPGC, UAE said, “We have joined hands with ARJ Holdings to work jointly in several sectors. In the education sector, DPGC has entered into a partnership with Westford Education Group (WEG) for an operational agreement for India. For Retail, we have joined hands with Jan Bros, which is a 94 years old UAE based company with operation in many countries with 2500 product merchandise, to enhance their presence in India and provide product sourcing support. DP Retail has entered into a partnership with Jan Bros. In collaboration with Jan Bros, we plan to invest Rs 100 crore to put up a joint manufacturing unit also.”
Darwin Group entered into multiple Joint Ventures and exclusive ties up in UAE and signed MoU with three leading entities. ARJ Holding today is one of the prominent business houses in the United Arab Emirates, representing leading brands. The Group operates four major areas — Trade, Power, Life & Green. DPGC’s Dubai entities would work with ARJ in the fields of Building and Engineering Services, Manufacturing, Water Management Technologies, Property Development, Renewable Energy Systems, Hospitality, F&B, Health & Wellness, Marketing Communications, Education, Fashion, and Retail. The company has its strategic offices in India.
“With strategic partnerships, DPGC plans to bolster India-UAE business collaborations as the huge potential exists in the areas of services and technologies, Retail, IT, Education, Energy, Finance, Infrastructure, Defence manufacturing, and Avitronics among others. As India and UAE target to increase trade from $ 60 billion to $ 100 billion in the next couple of years, DPGC’s partnerships would play a catalyzing role in achieving this goal,” said Vijay Singh, Director ( International Business), DPGC.
DPGC cemented its relations with UAE business entities with several visits in the last few months. The MoUs signed DPGC are expected to boost India-UAE bilateral Business Collaborations. After setting a strong footprint in India, the DPGC now plans to expand its businesses in several sectors in other countries. In the Middle East, it has already entered into Oman and invests in DUQM’s Economic Zone. With several JVs and partnerships agreements today, the DPCG finds a strong foot in UAE and also provide opportunities to UAE-based entities to tap the huge potential of India’s vast market.