The world’s largest Low-E tempering (toughening) line

In August, Al Abbar Architectural Glass in Dubai will take delivery of the world’s largest Low-E tempering (toughening) line.

This Tamglass ProE MAGNUM ™, capable of tempering glass sizes up to 7.2 x 3.3 metres will enable the company to respond to the ever increasing demand for larger glass openings in architecture and dramatically increase AAG’s overall production capacity, not only for tempered, but indeed all forms of heat-treated glass.

With a thickness range of 3.8 to 19mm, the MAGNUM™ will be installed alongside the existing 4.8 x 2.4 metre Tamglass ProE™ line, and be supported by three automatic cutting lines, including a new Lisec Jumbo facility, which ships this week from Austria.

The chairman – Mr. Rashid Al Abbar – is continuing his policy of logical expansion and diversification to serve the ever more demanding local market while, at the same time, widening the marketing horizons outside of the immediate region, ably supported by an expanded technical service.

In line with the increasingly global nature of the glass and construction sectors Al Abbar will be able to further utilise the advantages of Dubai’s strategic location and efficient port and transport facilities.

Rashid Al Abbar states “Our faith in companies of the calibre of Tamglass, for the supply and service of lines for flat tempering, curved tempering, laminating, screen printing, double glazing etc., has been justified over the years since we bought our first Tamglass equipment in the 1980’s, being also the first Tamglass machine in the UAE.

“This new ProE MAGNUM™ delivery demonstrates well the long and close relationship between our companies and the individuals. It also demonstrates Al Abbar’s drive for excellence and ability to serve ever more demanding architectural industry”, says Pentti Salin, Vice President Business Development of Tamgass and Bavelloni (Glaston Technologies).

Coinciding with the leading conference for the glass industry worldwide – Glass Processing Days – staged every two years since 1992 by Tamglass, at their base of Tampere, Finland, AAG’s Factory Manager, Mr Celso Broqueza was accompanied by newly appointed Managing Director, Mr Alistair Kellock, to inspect the MAGNUM™ test runs, prior to shipping before the end of June.

Mr Kellock commented that “Rashid Al Abbar has once again demonstrated his confidence in his team, the local economy and in quality manufacturers and suppliers. I have been privileged to witness the growth of the Al Abbar family’s industries over the past 20 years, successfully managed due to their personal commitment and drive, and apparently we can expect further exciting news from Mr Al Abbar in the not-too-distant future. Working for Mr. Al –Abbar is going to be tough but we’ll try to have some fun along the way. It is good to be back in the Gulf region among friends!”

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