NaseerAhmed, CEO, International Ceramic City and Abdallah Massaad, Deputy CEO, RAK Ceramics signing the agreement
International Ceramic City (ICC), one of the UAE’s latest developments set to become a strategic business-to-business platform specialising in ceramic building materials, has signed an agreement with the world's largest ceramic tiles & bathware manufacturing company, RAK Ceramics.
Under the agreement, RAK Ceramics will open a 5,200 square foot showroom, one of the largest at ICC once the development opens for business later this year, with an option to add an additional 5,000 square feet.
ICC is an international destination which offers a one-stop-shop for manufacturers and buyers around the globe, providing a strategic platform for manufacturers to showcase and trade their products locally and internationally. ICC’s collaboration with well-established manufacturers such as RAK Ceramics is key as it approaches its formal opening in November this year.
Speaking about the agreement, Mr. Naseer Ahmed CEO of ICC said, “It is a proud moment for us to announce RAK Ceramics as a partner. Having RAK Ceramics, the world’s largest manufacturer of ceramics, as our valued partner will support the development and growth of ICC. We are confident this association will also prove highly beneficial for RAK Ceramics given that ICC given the strategic value and world-class services offered by ICC.”
RAK Ceramics is a USD 1 billion global conglomerate with presence in 150 countries, offering a product portfolio comprising over 8,000 designs in ceramic tiles, and several models in bath ware. RAK Ceramics, for the past 2 years, has been listed in ‘Super Brands’, an influential listing of the world’s top brands.
Deputy CEO of RAK Ceramics, Mr. Abdallah Massaad, said: “RAK Ceramics is pleased to be part of International Ceramic City, which will serve as an important venue to bring us closer to our customers and to strengthen our market stronghold. We will be putting up a genuinely unique and attractive showroom that will reinforce RAK Ceramics’ reputation as a global industry leader and premier innovator in ceramic tile designs and concepts.”
ICC aims to play a key role in contributing to new projects by providing a platform for manufacturers to showcase world-class ceramics products for the construction industry. A strategic business-to-business platform which encompasses an area of around 400,000 square feet and a total investment of USD 120 million (AED 440.4 million), ICC will be a year round showcase for manufacturers to meet project procurement teams and decision makers across the region in real estate sector to interact on a one-on-one basis.
Along with its network of offices, ICC Dubai provides Trade Development, Business Intelligence services as well as Advisory Services to ensure easy transition for clients and maximum return on investments. All the support services will be available to clients worldwide through the ICC network.