Dubai Investments PJSC (DI), the leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is targeting increased market share in the Qatari market for its innovative and diversified product portfolio in the building materials sector to cater to the current construction boom in the country.
Qatar, which has projects worth US$350 billion in the planning or construction phase in the run-up to 2022 FIFA World Cup and in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, offers massive growth potential for Dubai Investments and its subsidiaries with its cutting-edge, first-of-its-kind technology and decades of expertise in the building materials and related sectors.
To reinforce its commitment, Dubai Investments is making a mark with strong presence in Project Qatar 2015, one of the region’s key exhibitions for construction, sustainability and building materials currently under way in Doha. DI’s participation is part of its strategy to further expand its footprint internationally.
Dubai Investments, marking its 20th anniversary in 2015, is showcasing products from six of its subsidiaries – Emirates Glass, Emirates Insolaire, Lumiglass Industries, Saudi American Glass, Emirates Building Systems and Emirates Extrusions Factory, which are all category leaders in their respective industries.
Among the innovations on show from Dubai Investments include the sustainable, colored solar panels – the first-of-its-kind in the world – from Emirates Insolaire, which is capable of generating electricity on its own. The colored solar panels are high on demand since Emirates Insolaire started production late last year, and the company expects sales in excess of 50,000 square meters for colored solar panels & photovoltaic models in 2015 alone.
DI subsidiary Emirates Building Systems, which has acquired over 50 projects within Qatar in the last few years, is presenting an overview of its steel building products and projects in the GCC. The company currently has a number of prestigious contracts in Qatar, which includes the AED 5.1 million Ministry of Interior facility, AED 3 million Aquatic and Fisheries Research Centre, AED 2.32 million tyre recycling factory, AED 1.9 million simulation center for Qatari Armed Forces and AED 794,000 mineral water plant.
Emirates Glass, Lumiglass Industries and Saudi American Glass are showcasing their range of glass products for applications across various industries including the energy-efficient Solite Series, the post-temperable E-Lite Series, solar control coating solutions, flat glass and the innovative Smart Glass technology which allows instant privacy at the flick of a switch.
Emirates Glass has supplied products to a number of projects in Qatar, including Platinum Tower, Woqoud Tower, Doha Gate, Falcon Tower, Barwa Avenue – Commercial District, City Center, Marriott Hotel, and is currently supplying glass to Abdel Wahab Tower, Heart of Doha and Wellness Center projects.
Emirates Extrusion, which has also supplied aluminum products to strategic projects in the country, is presenting the premium-quality, energy-efficient extruded aluminum profiles at the exhibition.
The show, in its 12th year, opened on May 4 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) and runs till May 7, 2015. Over 1,100 exhibitors from 40-plus countries, including 21 national pavilions, are participating in the exhibition. The exhibition is expected to attract over 50,000 trade visitors.