Emirates Float Glass (EFG) has commissioned a new float glass facility catering to the automotive glass sector.
Emirates Float Glass (EFG), a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has commissioned a new facility aimed at enhancing its production capabilities to cater to the automotive glass sector.
The new offline facility, encompassing investments of over 10 million AED, is equipped with the most modern machinery from Europe. It features completely automated programming and a production line with limited human intervention in order to ensure consistent quality vital for the automotive glass industry.
Demand from the automotive and transport sectors accounts for 15 to 20 percent of the float glass market across the globe. Of this, 95 percent goes to the automotive industry, including buses and coaches, trucks and off-road mobile machinery, while the rest is for the other transport sectors; trains, metros, trams, ships, boats and all types of aircraft.
The market for automotive glass consists of original equipment supplied to car manufacturers for new cars and other vehicles, and Automotive Glass Replacement products, supplied for retrofit purposes.
EFG’s macro approach in developing its own capacity expansion has contributed significantly to the company’s performance. EFG is aiming to be the one-stop-shop for all the required glass in the architectural and automotive glass industry with its products ranging from clear, tinted to pyrolytic coated glass.
This new facility will further leverage the market leadership of another DI subsidiary Lumiglass Industries LLC, which produces security laminated glass and bullet resistant glass with wide applications for automotive and other industries. With the EFG facility, the companies can now cater to a wide spectrum of glass demand from the automotive industry.