Al Ghurair unit opens new aluminum plant
Dubai, November 5, 2013
Royal Engineering Fabrication Company (Refco), a fully-owned subsidiary of the Al Ghurair Group, opened its new aluminum downstream plant at Jebel Ali Industrial Area in Dubai today (November 5).
The UAE’s largest aluminum producers including Dubal, Emal and Gulf Extrusions will be the chief suppliers for the state-of-the-art facility, a company statement said.
The opening was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and MD Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Majid Al Ghurair, CEO of Al Ghurair Group, Modar Al Mekdad, general manager of Gulf Extrusions, Matthew Webb, general manager of Refco and representatives of Emal and Dubal.
Additionally, the plant inauguration was also officially announced on the same day at the 17th Arab International Aluminum Conference (ARABAL), the premier trade event of the Middle East’s aluminium industry.
Al Ghurair said: “The new plant, while adopting the latest advanced technologies and the highest standards in sustainability and environmental conservation, will propel our country’s economy by boosting its aluminum products export, particularly for the automotive sector.”
“This is a major step towards enhancing our footprint and reputation within the Tier 1, automotive, non automotive, aerospace and architectural business portfolios. With increased production capacity, we are now better positioned to capitalise on the region’s abundant supply of aluminum to ensure customer advantages on three key aspects, namely quality, cost and delivery. It will improve not just Refco’s competitive advantage, but the UAE’s as well in the global market,” added Matthew Webb, general manager of Refco.
In 2013, Refco will produce over 1.3 million parts for premium vehicle manufactures, while its growth forecast for next year is 1.9 million parts. Besides, creating value within the downstream aluminium sector, the company will also play a big role in encouraging local industries to generate 100 per cent UAE-made products. – TradeArabia News Service