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Al Ghurair and Mitsubishi Chemical Infratec Open Alpolic Facility in RAK.

Al Ghurair, one of the UAE's most diverse family business groups, and Mitsubishi Chemical Infratec Co (MCIT) have established AG Metal Industries (AGMI), an Alpolic production plant, in the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ).

The facility was launched with the presence and sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

The initiative is a landmark agreement that expands the two firms' long-standing collaboration. When manufacturing begins, AGMI is expected to be the first facility of its sort outside of the Alpolic brand's direct control.

The collaboration builds on the firms' 50-year-old successful connection. Al Ghurair has been the exclusive distributor of various Mitsubishi Group products in the UAE, including a partnership between Al Ghurair and Mitsubishi Electric Elevators, and is an Authorised Partner for Climaveneta air conditioning units from Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics and IT Cooling System. Since 1993, Al Ghurair has also had exclusive distribution rights for Alpolic, generating an impressive track record of high-quality projects via a collaborative "sell and build" strategy.

Recognising the changing demands of the construction sector, Al Ghurair intends to create AGMI as an Alpolic Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) with distribution rights across the UAE.

RAKEZ's modern factory produces 4 million sq m of aluminum composite panels, 17,000 million tonnes of coated coils, and 1 million sq m of fire-retardant core per year.

These high-quality materials will be used in construction and infrastructure projects across the globe, making buildings safer for residents, businesses, and the general public.

John Iossifidis, Group CEO, Al Ghurair, said: "We are proud to deepen our ties with our long-standing partner Mitsubishi Chemical Infratec Co, Ltd (MCIT), as we aim to establish AG Metal Industries here in the UAE. This will be the only independent Alpolic production facility in the world, which allows us to bring the renowned MCIT expertise and quality even closer to our customers. Together, we are confident in our collective ability to shape the future of manufacturing in the UAE, through a shared commitment to quality, efficiency, and outstanding customer care."

Tadashi Kusumoto, Business Vice President, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, said: “This venture marks a significant development in our relationship with Al Ghurair, a partnership that has endured for over five decades. By establishing this state-of-the-art facility in Ras Al Khaimah, we are bringing leading Alpolic technology and the highest quality products to the UAE, further serving the needs of the UAE’s construction sector.”

Ramy Jallad, Group CEO, RAKEZ, said: “The establishment of AG Metal Industries at RAKEZ is a strategic step that underscores our commitment to enhancing and growing Ras Al Khaimah's industrial manufacturing, supply chain, and high-tech building materials cluster landscape and ecosystem. State-of-the-art facilities such as these embody our focus on elevating the local economy through adding high-tech and innovative manufacturing industries and practices. Through our commitment to offering customized solutions that meet the evolving needs of our business community, we ensure that Ras Al Khaimah not only thrives as a key economic player but also advances the broader goals of economic diversification and resilience in the UAE.”

Source: Al Ghurair



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