Its export activity is set to increase even further.
In India, Emirates Glass recently secured several highly lucrative deals now exceeding 75,000 Sqm. Consequently the UAE glass manufacturing giant now sees India as one of its most important international markets. Emirates Glass has already completed several important projects in various Indian cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.
These prestigious projects were undertaken in joint consultation with GGT (Glass and Glazing Technologies), Emirates Glass's agent in India.
"The recent success of these ventures lies in the common vision shared between Emirates Glass and GGT" said Jerry Dowling, General Manager of Emirates Glass. "The joint efforts of the two companies paid off in acquiring several projects."
Included in the list of Emirates Glass's Indian successes is the Max Hospital and Express Tower in New Delhi, (both supplied to the Aluminum giant SP fabicators), Neo Pharma HQ and the State Bank of India building in Mumbai, the SRS complex at Hyderabad, and the DLF complex in the city of Gurgaon. "The glass manufacturing market in India is now fertile ground for us," said Dowling, "and Emirates Glass is now one of the fastest growing glass contractor for the Indian Market."
Hard on the heels of Emirates Glass accomplishments in India, is the recent completion of various important projects in Kuwait. Since its appointment beginning 2004 as Emirate Glass's exclusive agent in Kuwait, Glass Technical Company has been instrumental in developing Emirate Glass contracts.
"Emirates glass is proud to be now a major player in the fast growing market of Kuwait" said Dowling. "In Fact Kuwait now is Emirates Glass's second largest market after UAE in the gulf region."
The list of completed projects includes three important projects in Sharq: The largest of these is the Awadi Tower supplied to the Aluminum Contractor Alico, Jaber Al Mubarak Tower supplied to Gulf Aluminum and Ahmed Al Jaber Tower supplied to Kuwait Ahli Aluminum.
"Emirates Glass is now supplying glass to other important projects such as the prestigious new American University of Kuwait in Salmiyah, the Kuwait Flour Mills extension in Shwaikh, Mr. Jassem Boudai Villa in Kuwait City, the Awadi Showroom in Sharq, and the Mangaf Towers in Mangaf.
"Recently, Emirates glass won more projects in Kuwait," said Dowling. "In August, 2004, Emirates Glass will start delivering glass to the Skylight of the new Marina Mall Hotel and the Amwaj Tower in Salmiyah all sum up to more than 21 000 Sqm of high performance glass to Kuwait alone."
"Emirates Glass is expanding its markets even more now," said Dowling. After supplying glass to several projects in England, Emirates Glass has managed win order in widespread locations as Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Zanzibar, Libya, Sudan, Afghanistan and South Africa. Emirates Glass is also supplying HP glass to laminating projects in both India and South Africa. More than 70 000 Sqm of glass supplied is expected to be delivered to these projects by the end of the year.
"Such expansions reflect Emirates Glass's new management strategy of becoming a world-class glass supplier," said Dowling, "and based on these results, Emirates Glass is looking forward to further expansions in the near future."