Emirates Float Glass now fully operational

Emirates Float Glass“s (EFG) state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi, the largest integrated glass processing facility in the UAE, has now become fully operational, also achieving 100% c…

Emirates Float Glass“s (EFG) state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi, the largest integrated glass processing facility in the UAE, has now become fully operational, also achieving 100% capacity utilization despite challenging market conditions. EFG is a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC. With a cost of AED 692 million, and thanks to technological assistance from global leaders in glass manufacturing technology, PPG Industries, EFG has a capacity of 190,000 tons per annum under phase 1 of the project, while the Board of Directors is currently reviewing its strategic plans to speed up expansion under phase 2. “Dubai Investments is a pioneer in glass manufacturing in the UAE, boasting a cluster of world-class companies that have helped to enhance the country“s image as a regional hub for the manufacture of glass products,” said Faisal Rashid, General Manager of Glass LLC. “As an integrated glass processing facility that serves markets around the world, Emirates Float Glass is central to DI“s vision for the future of the glass industry, and the recent operational milestones achieved by the company provide a significant boost to our long-term growth plans.” Ghassan Mashal, general manager of Emirates Float Glass, said, “Emirates Float Glass began commercial operations just over a year ago, and it is a matter of pride for us that the company has been able to achieve optimal capacity utilization in such a short span of time, despite market conditions remaining challenging over the past year.” “EFG manufactures world-class glass products under licensed technology from PPG Industries, and the company today exports its products to more than 35 countries spanning South America, Europe, Australia, Far East Asia and Africa, in addition to the GCC states,” Mashal added. The product range offered by EFG now includes clear, tinted and pyrolytic coated float glass for applications in the architectural and automotive industries. The EFG plant, which is located at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi-2 (ICAD-2), employs approximately 300 people and has created almost 1,000 additional jobs in related supplies and logistics industries.