2017 marks the completion of 20 years of Emirates Glass – one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass, in the UAE. In an era when companies come and go, Emirates Glass has achieved two decades of innovation and steady growth.
Emirates Glass LLC is a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market.
The company commemorated the occasion by hosting a gala dinner for all its local and international partners, clients, suppliers, contractors as a thank you note for their constant support and trust in the company.
The event which was organized at a local hotel was a great success, gathering over 400 key stakeholders from the local and international glass industry. Attendees included dignitaries from Dubai Investments including Mr. Abdul Aziz Serkal, General Manager, Dubai Investments, Mr. Sundaresan Krishnamurthy, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Investments, Mr. Butti Khalifa, director Glass LLC, Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Shared, Director LLC; government officials, architects, engineering consutlants and private companies involved in all stages of the glass industry. The management team of all the subsidiaries of Glass LLC such as Emirates Float Glass, Saudi American Glass, LumiGlass Industries and Emirates Insolaire were also present at the event. It was focused on how Emirates Glass has weathered multiple economic downturns and busts – outlasting much larger competitors – to get where it is today. Mr. Abdul Aziz Serkal shared an insightful speech about how Emirates Glass has led the glass industry by staying ahead of the latest trends and offering sustainable glass solutions to the community to continue progressing and innovating.
In his keynote speech, Mr. Rizwanulla Khan, Executive President – Emirates Glass, Saudi American Glass and LumiGlass Industries, said that nearly 60% of buildings in Dubai are glazed with Emirates Glass products. He also announced that the company is currently executing projects worth AED 100 million, spanning the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Mr. Khan nnounced the launch of new products, such as Fire Rated Glass, Lumiere Lux and Jumbo glazing line as part of its futuristic growth plans.
“We want to thank all of the clients and customers we’ve had the pleasure of serving over the past 20 years, and we’re looking forward to continuing to help companies over the next 20 years and beyond,” said Mr. Rizwanulla Khan. “We love what we do because we’re involved in making our customers look great and that is so very important. It’s extremely satisfying to be able to play that role in other companies’ success.”
Emirates Glass LLC was established in 1997 in Al Quoz Industrial Area in Dubai. At the heart of the Emirates Glass operation is the manufacture of MSVD high performance glass under the EmiCool® range of solar control, multi-functional Low-E and Standard Low-E glass designed to minimize solar heat gain into air-conditioned buildings in the Gulf environment. Starting from a Leybold (Germany) 6-cathode coating line with a loading-bed of 2440mm x 3600mm and an annual capacity of 750,000sqm of MSVD sputter-coated glass, Emirates Glass has now progressed to a 20 cathode line from Applied Materials GmbH (formerly Leybold, Germany), a loading bed of 3000 x 6000mm and an annual capacity of 3,500,000sqm of MSVD sputter-coated glass. This addition enabled Emirates Glass to enter a new and extensive market of post-temperable stock sheets via “downstream” processing into finished architectural glass products by our customers. The acquisition of the new TERRA-G coater has facilitated the swift development and production of the innovative new range of SOLITE DOUBLE SILVER, ELITE SOLAR-LOW-E coating on clear and classic ST range of solar control color coating on clear.
During its twenty-year history, Emirates Glass’ continuous product upgrades reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovative, powerful, and sustainable solutions for the façade industry, consequently, expanding the customer base on a global scale as well. The company, initially serving the local market, currently exports to more than 20 countries around the globe, including UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka. Oman, KSA, Bahrain etc and more.
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