About Taiyo Middle East LLC

About Taiyo Middle East LLC

Maku "membrane" Symbol

Taiyo Middle East brand name ‘MaxMax’ is a combination of the Japanese word “膜(maku)” meaning membrane, and “max” as in maximize. Together they symbolize our continuous pursuit of limitless possibilities of membrane architecture.

Architectural Fabric Structures, or tensile membrane structures, are created with a blend of engineering efficiency with architectural expertise. Our core capability is to create innovative fabric structures to enhance the environment and inspire our customers.

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101 Years Of Global Membrane Knowledge,
20 Years Of Middle East Innovation

Taiyo Middle East LLC (TME) is a part of the 101-year-old Taiyo Kogyo Group in Japan. TME has been continually operating in the Middle East for almost 20 years as the ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) & PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) tensile membrane specialist in the Gulf region. 

At Taiyo Middle East LLC, we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of innovative solutions and exceptional services in the Middle East region. With a commitment to excellence and a customer-centric approach, we strive to meet the evolving needs of our clients across various industries.

We still maintain our strong local expertise, and today, TME is the market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication, and installation of ETFE & PTFE tensile membranes for a variety of applications. We create unique award-winning tensile membrane structures, in the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, and take an active role in many global projects as part of Taiyo Kogyo Group.

In 2001, Shade Structures Pacific joined with US tensile membrane leaders Birdair, with both companies then becoming members of the Taiyo Kogyo group two years later. Founded in 1922 in Japan as the Nohmura Tent Company and rebranded as Taiyo Kogyo Corporation in 1947, TKG is the largest membrane company in the world and has a global reputation for technical innovation. With worldwide offices and fabrication facilities, as well as a cutting-edge R&D testing center in Japan, the group shares an extensive knowledge and resource base.

Taiyo Group is the world’s leading tensile architecture contractor boasting almost 100 years of experience and a reputation built on iconic award-winning projects across the globe. We are market leaders in the delivery of a complete in-house solution including design, engineering, fabrication, and installation. Our membrane structures have been used in a wide range of applications including Sporting, Education, Commercial, Retail, Transport, Industrial, and Hospitality.

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Research & Development

Taiyo Middle East is proud to be part of the Taiyo Kogyo Group, ensuring our clients benefit from the global experience, knowledge and technology of the largest tensile membrane structure company in the world.

Research and development is invested in new materials, technologies and innovations at the Taiyo Kogyo testing facility in Japan, the latest developments can be seen first-hand at the MakMax Flex Experience Centre in Osaka and the group directly employs academic staff who lecture at leading universities.

Research & Development into Membranes
Research & Development into Membranes
Research & Development into Membranes
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The MakMax Taiyo Middle East Full Circle of Support

Taiyo Middle East offers our clients a full circle of comprehensive professional service and support;

  • In-house designers, engineers & fabrication.
  • In-house project managers & construction managers.
  • Agents, partners & installation crews in every State and Territory.
  • In-house RPEQ/NER qualified engineering inspectors.
  • In-house maintenance, cleaning and technical support.
MakMax Taiyo Middle East Full Circle of Support
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Our in-house design team works collaboratively with clients to create and deliver their project vision. Design function, constructability and aesthetic considerations are at the forefront of all details, including connections, cable design, supporting structural steel and membrane seam layout.

MakMAx Engineering Team discuss Fabric


We combine architectural designs with engineering solutions, anticipating any and all onsite challenges to ensure your project quality is second to none. Our experience and expertise in value management allows us to create complex structures economically.

Precision machine work in the fabrication facility


Part of the global Taiyo Kogyo group of companies, MakMax Taiyo Middle East fabricates our structures using premium quality materials in our advanced fabrication facilities in Japan and Shanghai. Our custom-created fabric structures are built to withstand the harsh Australian environment for years to come.

MakMax Taiyo Middle East installers working on Optus Stadium Roof


Offering a complete end-to-end solution, our expert installation team delivers on the commitment of the project, priding ourselves in on-time delivery with minimal impact on your venue’s activities.

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Inspection & Maintenance

To maximise the lifespan and maintain warranties of your tensile membrane structure, MakMax offers a routine inspection and maintenance program through our qualified builders and engineers .

Would You Like More Information?

Contact us today to discuss your project requirements. We are the market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom fabric structures for a wide variety of applications and industries. We have extensive project experience and offer endless possibilities when it comes to custom design solutions to meet your needs.