Emirates Glass sees regional growth

One of the UAE’s leading processors of premium architectural flat glass products – Emirates Glass – has started a partnership with property investment and development major Feryapi on a portfolio of prestigious projects.

Emirates Glass LLC (EGL), one of the UAE region’s leading processors of premium architectural flat glass products and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments (DI), has received AED 20 million worth of orders in Turkey for projects that require the installation of self-cleaning glass.
Emirates Glass has set up a partnership with property investment and development major Feryapi on a portfolio of prestigious projects.
While work has already commenced on the I-Tower and East and West developments, the other projects that will utilize EGL’s self-cleaning glass include the HAMP, Gold Tower, Nida Tower, and Gursan. Emirates Glass aims to complete the delivery of glass for these projects by the last quarter of 2012.
Ziad Yazbeck, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Glass LLC, said: “The construction market in the region is picking up pace once again, driving the demand for high quality glass. The trend is particularly evident in Turkey, which is validated by our win of key purchase orders for projects that are poised to set new industry benchmarks in the country.
“We also welcome our partnership with industry leaders Feryapi. We are confident that the synergy will help us establish a strong foothold for Emirates Glass in Turkey. The endorsement from this market has also taken us a step forward in our vision to grow as the largest glass manufacturer in the region.”
“This expansion by one of the region’s major glassmakers into neighbouring territories in such a big way is a clear indication of the vibrant nature of the entire MENA, and greater MENA, glass industry at present,” says Derek Burston, Exhibition Director for Gulf Glass 2013 (1-3 September, Dubai World Trade Centre).
“It is clear that boom times are back for the Middle East’s glass industry,” he says, “and it is this optimism, and level of planning, coinciding with our positioning of next year’s edition of the exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre, for the first time,” he adds.