Memon to build Dh30m facility in Ajman

DUBAI - Memon Group of Companies has announced construction of new Dh30 million facility in Ajman in order to meet rising demand for rubber-based products in the regional market.

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Published: Mon 4 Aug 2008, 11:34 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:48 AM

"As the only producer of rubber insulation in the Middle East region, we are steadily moving towards our goal of maintaining our leading position by offering a wide range of high performance rubber insulation and other derived products to discerning regional customers," said Abu Baker Shaikhani, Managing Director, Rubber World Industries, and Chairman of the Memon Group. "In line with our expansion, we have earmarked a total of Dh30 million for 2008, which is focused on increasing our production capacity from 1,200 containers to over 3,600 containers per year by 2013."

"The Gulf countries account for a total of 3,519 projects and our aim is to see our products used in most of the developments being constructed in the region at present. In addition to our expansion plans, we are also investing in research and development to meet regulatory requirements, which are focused on reducing costs and energy consumption in line with 'green building' initiatives by regional governments,"said Shaikhani.

The total value of real estate projects under construction in the GCC is worth more than Dh8.8 trillion, according to latest industry research. Driven by its aim to meet the demand for rubber-based products within the booming regional construction market, Rubber World Industries (RWI), the leading manufacturer of closed-cell rubber insulation 'Gulf-O-flex' in the Gulf and South-East Asia and part of the international business conglomerate, the Memon Group of Companies, has announced its aims to increase its market share within the Middle East, which is currently at 86 per cent.

With modern plants located in Ajman, the manufacturer is undergoing major expansion activities that will triple the production capacity within a five-year period to address the demand, especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which have emerged as the largest markets in the region. The company has also revealed its efforts to further enhance the performance of its versatile range of rubber insulation products to meet the requirements in the oil and gas fields, construction, shipping and automobile industries.

Leveraging its growing regional repute as the manufacturer of high quality and environmentally safe rubber insulation products, RWI is gearing up to maximise the widening window of opportunity driven by the materialisation of planned developments by GCC-based and global developers. With many projects still in the early planning or conceptualisation stage, the company is expecting to see further growth opportunities, which will drive its continued focus on enhancing its product offering and manufacturing processes. Additionally, the company also aims to leverage the demand for eco-friendly materials in accordance to stringent construction regulations set by governments across the region.

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