Klampfer Middle East (Klampfer) and Brayan Group developed KBEC (Klampfer-Brayan Electromechanical Contracting LLC), a partnership enterprise to service the United Arab Emirates mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) sector. As a European company with an international engineering portfolio, Klampfer’s partnership to form KBEC is a move toward increasing and diversifying the company’s Middle East market share beginning with the United Arab Emirates. The partnership with Brayan Group serves to solidify Klampfer’s local footprint, and leverages Brayan Group’s on-the-ground years of MEP experience. KBEC was developed based on discussions that highlighted mutually-aligned interests and construction industry corporate aims, while drawing on proven individual strengths in multiple engineering-related sectors. KBEC anticipates a warm reception as the new company will take a MEP sector-centric approach based on international best practices paired with a localized service offering. The merging of the two interests to establish KBEC also brings considerable financial support to MEP execution in the UAE. This allows for a focus on strengths, drawing on respective solid reputations and different levels of geographic penetration, and also by recruiting top level human capital to service KBEC clients. Joe Szabo, an industry veteran with more than 15 years of senior level MEP experience, has been appointed as Director of KBEC.