Garmco stress on world standards
Manama, February 4, 2014
Garmco is a world-class supplier of flat rolled aluminium is the message that the Bahrain-based company is putting across at Gulf Industry Fair, which opened In Bahrain today (Feb 4).
Since its inception in 1981, the company has been on an ongoing expansion drive which has positioned it as the largest downstream aluminium facility in the Arabian Gulf region. Today, more than 80 per cent of its output is supplied outside of the region to major markets worldwide.
“This success is reflected in our continuous increase in capacity, enrichment of our product range and continued investment in downstream facilities and associated offices around the world,” said a spokesman.
The original Garmco facility had an annual capacity of 40,000 tonnes. Through equipment enhancement, this increased to 70,000 tonnes by 1990. Garmco then invested in a second cold-rolling mill and related facilities, resulting in the current annual capacity of 160,000 tonnes.
In 1992, it established a circles manufacturing plant with a capacity of 8,000 tonnes. In 1995, a foil mill installation with a capacity of 5,500 tonnes was authorised, with start-up in 2000. The overseas division was set up in 1991, with the opening of the sales office in Hong Kong, and expanded to the current structure.
Garmco produces 155,000 tonnes of cold-rolled aluminium annually. Its core product range includes cold-rolled coil and sheet, aluminium circles in a range of alloys and tempers, feedstock for foil, fin manufacture and aluminium foil. Most of Garmco’s core products are produced by the mill in Bahrain. In addition to these core products its group companies around the world offer a wide range of downstream products and services including capacitor foil and other low gauge foils, coil slitting to required size, just-in-time delivery, aluminium plate, extrusions, electro-galvanised steel and stainless steel.
At Garmco, quality is built in the products which has earned it certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Ohsas 18001 standards.
“Our commitment is to supply our customers with the best quality possible to meet their needs. Our adherence to world-class manufacturing principles and our continuous quality checks make this a reality. We build quality into our products in special partnerships with our raw material suppliers and throughout our manufacturing process. Our constant efforts have earned us a reputation as a leading producer of quality products in the world’s most demanding markets,” the spokesman said.
Apart from the Gulf region, Garmco supplies major markets such as Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia in addition to Europe and US.
Garmco is present at Stand 1A51 at the exhibition. - TradeArabia News Service