Gulf Precast achieves production record
Abu Dhabi, November 9, 2010
Gulf Precast, a leader in precast manufacturing, with 6 factories in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, achieved a production record of 25,772 M3 of precast concrete, its highest figure since the company launched in 1984.
Like the rest of the UAE construction industry, Gulf Precast was also affected in the beginning of 2009 by the crisis. Many of its projects got cancelled, leading to a drop of three quarters of its production.
However, by the end of 2009, a number of projects started or restarted, mostly in Abu Dhabi. Following a new trend in the real estate market, developers began opting for quality and value-for-money construction, and precast manufacturing was therefore the logical option, said a company spokesperson.
Gulf Precast is currently working on a 2022 villa project in the Al Falah area (handing over an average of 4 villas per day), 21 residential buildings in Ruwais, a boundary wall of 187 kilometers, as well as several hotels and schools.
Precast concrete is manufactured in a controlled factory environment, under strict quality assurance and quality control. Concrete elements are inspected and tested throughout the production process, and then placed on trucks to be delivered to sites. There, the elements are assembled to form walls, floors and roofs.
Gulf Precast has performed prestigious projects, such as the Dubai Mall or Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah Beach Residence towers, Al Murooj Hotel, the Sorbonne University on Reem Island, Zayed University, the Abu Dhabi airport Etihad terminal and the Dubai airport tunnel.
'The first companies that benefit from an economic recovery, are those which can offer a competitive edge that attracts demanding end users amongst an extensive choice. By focusing on quality, Gulf Precast participates in the UAE economy's revival wave,' said Elias Seraphim, chief executive officer of Gulf Precast.-TradeArabia News Service