Holding weight with 'Made in UAE' steel

The development, to be completed in 2022, is expected to bring immense heritage and monetary value to its visitors and investors



Published: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 11:04 AM

On the occasion of the auspicious occa­sion of India's 72nd Republic Day, Bharat Bhatia, CEO of Conares, the second largest private steel manufac­turer in the UAE, has extended his heartiest con­gratulations to the Indian community in the UAE joining the celebration with great vigour and patriotism.

As an Indian industrialist in the UAE, Bharat Bhatia is very satisfied at the growing momentum in the bilateral ties between the two countries.

"The celebrations in the UAE mark pride, pos­itivity and cheer especially at this time when the Indo-UAE bilateral relationship has entered a new phase. Historically, the UAE and India share a special bond. Both the nations are moving in positive directions. The UAE looks at India seri­ously and positive response from the country will benefit both countries and their people," he said.

"Meanwhile, the Indian community has im­mensely contributed towards the progress and prosperity of the UAE. The UAE has raised its investment profile in India, and cooperation has increased on security related matters," Bharat Bhatia added. He believes that strategic dialogue is a very important element in enhancing relation­ship between the two countries.

The CEO has been residing in the UAE for more than 30 years and is thankful to the Government of the UAE and Government of Dubai for their constant support and trust in the industrial sector.

Conares is the only private and one of the larg­est steel manufacturers in the UAE and the lead­ing producer of steel pipes and tubes, rebars, flat steel colour-coated lines, in the region with a ca­pacity to manufacture 1.15 million tonnes of steel products annually to meet the growing demand for steel from the region's infrastructure develop­ment sector. The company is also amongst the top three steel rebar mills operating 24x7 to serve the upcoming projects in the UAE.

According to Bharat Bhatia, Conares has con­stantly been evolving with the region. "The com­pany's growth has remained on a buoyant trajec­tory for three decades of its operations, helping it cross significant growth milestones in the steel industry. The company has set new benchmarks in the steel industry through its commitment to qual­ity, excellence and service standards," he stated

"Conares operates in line with the region's com­mitment to infrastructure developments keeping the vision of the UAE and Dubai Vision 2021. For Conares, the Vision 2021 is crucial to make it a manufacturing powerhouse. As a trusted name in the industry, Conares is driven with the support of the region's infrastructure development to pro­vide world-class steel products through long-term partnerships." he added.

From its central location in Dubai, Conares serves an extensive network of clientele including pre-engineering companies, steel trading compa­nies and construction majors in the Middle East and wider markets in different parts of the world. Conares is in the process of developing new mar­kets for its products.

The company also runs a state-of-art 12-inch pipe mill in Jebel Ali Free Zone. This plant made Conares achieve the milestone of 1.15 million tonnes capacity of steel production annually. As the Middle East focuses on development, Conares serves as the perfect partner to meet the growing industry requirements for steel rebars and pipes.

Conares has good presence in the internation­al market as well. The company exports its steel products to different countries outside the UAE and the GCC since 2005 and has earned a number of international certifications for its range of steel products, which it serves in the fledgling construc­tion industry in the region and abroad. Meanwhile, its operational excellence and sustainability initia­tives been certified by the UK CARES Sustain­ability Scheme.

Bharat Bhatia

CEO of Conares


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