Coimbatore-based pump manufacturer EKKI is set to enter Saudi Arabia through a strategic alliance with a Saudi Arabian distributor. “We are in talks with a few companies. We expect to ink a deal before the close of this year,” EKKI Director (Marketing and Business Development) Kanishka Arumugam said during the BIG5 trade show in Dubai. “Our partners' knowledge will help EKKI identify gaps and bridge them to meet the demand,” he said. EKKI plans to offer pumps and products designed to meet local requirements.