Dubai Investments marks 25 years in glass business with Emirates Glass

Backed by exceptional expertise and capacity for innovation, Emirates Glass successfully developed more than 70 different coated products, more than 400 different glazing options and supplied more than 27,000,000 sq. mts of glass in 25 years.

June 8, 2022

 

More than 70 different coating products, more than 400 different glazing options and more than 27,000,000 sq.mts of glass produced in 25 years

 

A leading provider of energy efficient architectural glass in the Middle East and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments – Emirates Glass – is celebrating 25 years in the glass business. Backed by exceptional expertise and capacity for innovation, Emirates Glass successfully developed more than 70 different coated products, more than 400 different glazing options and supplied more than 27,000,000 sq.mts of glass in 25 years.

 

“Marking 25 years in glass business is a major milestone within the emerging glass industry in the region and Dubai Investments is extremely proud to be a valuable contributor in this journey of evolution. Progressing from a Terra G coating line in 2009 to the installation of a Jumbo Glass Tempering Line, Emirates Glass has come long way with a structured focus in business development and enhancement to be able to supply glass for high valued projects not only regionally but also internationally. The Company’s efforts are focused on leveraging the strength and the competitiveness of the glass business while contributing to the growing manufacturing industry”, said Ahmed Al Shared, Head of Operations, Dubai Investments.

 

With a continuous focus on product development and innovation to diversifying the product range from hard and solar control coatings to low-emissivity single and double silver coatings across the entire colour spectrum, Emirates Glass is well equipped to meet the most challenging requirements from consultants and architects in terms of performance and aesthetics.

 

The Company’s impressive line-up of products includes the versatile range of spectrally selective, medium to high performance EmiCool series of coated products, safety and security enabled glass with bullet resistant, fire resistant, sound control and laminated glass products, an innovative glass line-up comprising of ARMAX – the anti-reflective glass, Smart-Lite – a switchable glass that turns from clear to opaque and other glass products with coatings over ceramic and several other elements captured or suspended within insulated glass units that either serve as light diffusers or as purely aesthetic features that  reflect the local heritage and ability to integrate traditional elements into modern and contemporary architecture .

 

Emirates Glass continues to enhance technology with the addition of the high-tech auto glass process edger machine, Jumbo size advanced technology 8 meters cutting machine and a Jumbo size Digital Printing Machine, facilitating high performance temperable glass products and innovative digital printing and coating options across the region.

 

Emirates Glass complies with the ever-stringent requirements of regulatory authorities, defining local glazing codes in the region and the Company’s high-performance coated glass products with double and triple insulations, provide excellent thermal performance with increased visible light transmission.

 

Currently executing projects across the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Africa and the UK, the mega projects for Emirates Glass are valued at more than AED 130M. Underlining the growth trajectory, Emirates Glass today employs more than 330 staff (executive and workers) with two glass processing units and a warehouse spread over 1360 sqm across the UAE.

 

Emirates Glass plans to expand its footprint across the GCC and the Middle Eastern region and aims to be the preferred glazing supplier that is capable of meeting the ever-increasing demand for high quality, energy efficient glass products complying with local and international codes and standards.

Emirates Glass expands product offering with brand new state-of-the-art furnace

New Jumbo Series tempering line furnace at Emirates Glass can process glass up to eight meters tall.

February 2, 2022

 

Emirates Glass LLC, one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, is upgrading its product offering through the installation of the Glaston Vortex Pro Jumbo Series high performance flat tempering line to provide high-quality, larger tempered glass. The Glaston Group is a leading global glass company providing high-quality glass processing machines and services for architectural, solar appliance and automotive applications.

 

The company’s new tempering furnace is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is designed to produce large glasses that are up to eight meters long. The line is specifically designed to Temper High Performance Coated Glass with lowest emissivity & highest quality.

 

The machine is equipped with ‘Edge Control’, an active edge control technology that incorporates an intelligent cooling profiling which automatically adapts to the glass size and minimizes edge lift. The furnace is also equipped with online quality measurement system called ‘iLook’ – an automated scanning system for measuring optical quality of tempered glass that eliminates the need for manual measurement of glass distortion and aesthetics. The installation of the new furnace is in line with Emirates Glass’ dynamic growth strategy, which focuses on providing high-quality products to meet growing demand for tempered glass across the Middle East region.

 

Rizwanulla Khan, Executive President, Emirates Glass LLC, said “At Emirates Glass we are focused on continually expanding our business, including the optimization of our production processes, increasing efficiency, and expanding our product offering. This is shown by recent upgrades, including the installation of this new furnace. As the market for high quality, larger tempered glass continues to grow, there is a clear need for investing in advanced systems to fulfill the demand for glass quality that stands out from the competition. We have been partnering with Glaston technology since 2000, and this new technology will enable us to process large glasses in line with growing demand.”

 

The Glaston Group, headquartered in Helsinki with offices across the world, has more than 50 years’ experience in delivering high-end tempering lines worldwide. The Glaston Jumbo Series is designed to improve quality and efficiency with actual measured data, offering the best heating control available in the market for high quality results.

Dubai Investments teams up with TotalEnergies to power its Glass facilities with renewable energy

In line with its ongoing commitment to demonstrate sustainable governance practices, Dubai Investments, has further strengthened its partnership with TotalEnergies by installing photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems on its Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries facilities in the UAE, promoting the use of solar energy.

December 28, 2021

 

In line with its ongoing commitment to demonstrate sustainable governance practices, Dubai Investments, the leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has further strengthened its partnership with TotalEnergies by installing photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems on its Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries facilities  in the UAE, promoting the use of solar energy.

 

The implementation of solar panels on the two glass manufacturing facilities will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1,200 tonnes annually, equivalent to planting approximately 30,000 trees.

 

“Keeping up with the sustainability initiatives of our Group Company Dubai Investments, the Emirates Glass and Lumiglass facilities have played an active part in the company’s clean, green and sustainable initiatives. The Emirates Glass facility has continued to install LED lightings at the factory and office premises and have successfully achieved 100% light replacement at office areas and 70% at the factory. The rooftop solar panel installation at both Emirates Glass and Lumiglass facilities is an extension of the sustainable initiatives and is aimed at reducing the reliance on grid-energy as well energy costs. These solar panels are expected to generate around 2,800 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green energy per year from these two locations”, said Mr. Rizwanulla Khan, Executive President – Emirates Glass LLC and Lumiglass Industries.

 

“TotalEnergies in the Middle East is actively contributing to the development of solar energy in the United Arab Emirates partially through creating long-term impactful partnerships like the one we have with Dubai Investments,” said Hamady Sy, Managing Director TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East and Africa. “These projects for Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries represent the dedication that Dubai Investments has to make sustainable actions and we are proud to partner with these companies to support them with this initiative.”

Constructed with approximately 3,000 PV panels, the 1.20 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar rooftop system is expected to produce over 1,900 (MWh) annually. The electricity generated by the solar roof top will cover around 19% of Emirates Glass facilities energy needs.

 

Earlier this year, another solar PV rooftop was finalized with TotalEnergies for Lumiglass Industries. The 0.55 MWp solar rooftop system is made up of more than 1,400 PV panels, covering a surface equivalent to approximately 11 tennis courts. The solar system is expected to produce over 800 MWh per year and will cover about 18% of the facility’s energy needs.These projects and partnerships are part of Dubai Investments commitment to adopting modern technology and innovative concepts as part of the Company’s efforts to achieve business excellence and sustainable growth.