Emirates Glass LLC (EGL), one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments (DI), has announced that its new AED 100 million glass coating line has commenced operations earlier this month and is now online. The Terra G coating line is set to boost EGL’s manufacturing capacity threefold up to 3.5 million square metres of flat glass products per annum.
The new coating facility began production for the first time on September 13th, 2009, the new glass coating line underwent installation at EGL’s manufacturing facilities in June at the Dubai Investments Park, which also houses the company’s multimillion-dirham headquarters. This production facility upgrade has been sourced from Germany and is part of an overall expansion programme worth AED 175 million as the company relocates its entire operations to the Dubai Investments Park.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Ziad Yazbeck, General Manager, Emirates Glass, said, “Expanded operations and a broadened clientele have necessitated that we undertake the expansion of our manufacturing line to support our ambitions of being in the forefront of the global glass processing industry. Our expertise has also enabled us to cement our position as a leading local supplier of semi-finished glass products to contractors.”
“Through our international engagements to promote Dubai and the UAE as a glass hub in the region, we have been able to fortify our presence in foreign and emerging markets, particularly Europe. In line with this, we have started production on our first orders which will be exported to customers in South Africa and India,” Mr. Yazbeck continued.
With a bed-width of 3.3 metres and a sputtering section 68 metres long containing 20 cathode-positions (15 installed initially, including 10 rotatable C-Mag type, and 5 Planar magnetron), the equipment is the largest and most sophisticated armada of machinery in the Middle East. It can manufacture, according to the strictest standards in the glass production and processing industry, a wide range of high-performance, energy-efficient glass types with high selectivity ratios, now being favoured among architects and developers throughout the region.
Furthermore, the company’s dedication to supporting eco-friendly construction and sustainable development has exceeded expectations in meeting the challenges of green building principles and requirements.“We are dedicated to providing our customers with the most technologically advanced and most energy-efficient glass products made available by modern technology today, and it is such dedication, together with our expertise, that enables Emirates Glass to overcome all forthcoming challenges,” Mr. Yazbeck concluded.