Emirates Glass triples production capacity
Dubai , July 14, 2010
Emirates Glass, one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East, said its annual production capacity has tripled to more than 3.5 million sq m with the installation of a state-of-the-art coating line.
Emirates Glass is a subsidiary of Glass, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments.
The Terra-G sputter-coating line was installed as part of its Dh160 million ($43.5 million) investment plans under phase 1 of the company’s expansion program to meet increased global demand for energy-efficient architectural glass, said a top official.
“The capacity expansion will enable Emirates Glass to capitalize more effectively on demand for energy-efficient architectural glass and emerge as a truly global player in the glass industry,” said Ziad Yazbeck, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Glass.
“The move will allow us to diversify our position geographically and expand our market to more countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe,” he noted.
The new coating line is now operating as designed, producing cut-to-size and stock sheet post-temperable, high-performance coated glass under the popular EmiCool brand name.
“EmiCool is one of our largest selling brands, and has been much in demand globally owing to its high performance and superior energy efficiency,” said Yazbeck.
“Available in a variety of models to suit diverse customer requirements, EmiCool is designed to perform optimally in heating-dominated as well as cooling-dominated climates, keeping the heat in, or out, as required,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service