Fans have been waiting a long time, but it’s finally there: the seventh episode of STAR WARS. ‘The Force Awakens’ is in theatres now. The movie was filmed in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.


STAR WARS needs a little bit of Kersten's Force


Kersten Middle East has produced several bent components for the film set of the latest STAR WARS movie ‘The Force Awakens’. One of the space ships and an entrance gate were created with bent sections and tubes made by Kersten.


Film set STAR WARS ‘The force awakens’

The fictional desert planet Jakku serves as an important setting for some of the STAR WARS blockbusters. The desert of Abu Dhabi was elected to visualize Jakku. For the shoot a magnificent alien city was created here.


Bent parts for space ship and main city gate

Kersten Middle East got the order to bend tubes and sections for one of the movie’s space ships and the entrance gate to the alien desert city. “We are very proud to deliver bent parts for a production such as STAR WARS,” says Mike Minten, General Manager at Kersten Middle East.

Both tubes and sections have been bent in various dimensions and radii, of which UC2545x254x73mm with a very small radius of 1.3meters. “Our machine park has been equipped with advanced bending machines to bent profiles in very small radii with minimal tolerances”.


Photo credits: STAR WARS


About Kersten Middle East

Kersten Middle East is a division of the Kersten Europe group with production facilities in The Netherlands, Poland, Germany and the United Arab Emirates.

Kersten Middle East is one of the youngest players in the UAE’s steel industry. It is the first fully specialized company in the region for bending sections and tubes in steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

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About Kersten Europe

Kersten Europe is specialized in bending technology. Metal tubes, sections and plates are bent at three European production sites in The Netherlands, Germany and Poland and one in the United Arab Emirates.

Besides bending Kersten Europe offers additional services like (3D contour) cutting, welding and surface treatments.


The bent parts and constructions are used for several applications; architecture, machinery constructions, industrial equipment, offshore energy, transport and tank constructions.

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