Emirates Glass triples production capacity
Move part of an AED 160 million investment under phase 1 of the company’s expansion program.
July 14, 2010 3:34 by Rasha Reslan
Dubai – UAE July 14, 2010:- Emirates Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has installed a state-of-the-art coating line to meet increased global demand for energy-efficient architectural glass.
The move is part of an AED 160 million investment under phase 1 of the company’s expansion program.
With the installation of the multi-million dirham Terra-G sputter-coating line, the yearly capacity of Emirates Glass has tripled to more than 3.5 million square meters.
“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 LLC. “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.”
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.”
Emirates Glass is one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East, exporting products to 18 countries around the world. Based in the UAE, the company offers the widest variety of high-performance solar control, low-emissivity coated glass products available on the market today. Emirates Glass’ high-performance coated glass products provide building owners, architects and consultants a wide range of thermal performance and aesthetic expression from which to choose.
In a recent survey, Emirates Glass was ranked among the 50 most influential construction suppliers in the GCC region.