Dubai: Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has officially opened its new employee accommodation – a stunning residential complex covering 2,400 square meters in Jebel Ali. Comprising several low-rise buildings, the development celebrates Ducab’s 40th anniversary by providing a safe and homely environment for the company’s employees to live in, with amenities to provide a high level of comfort for all 296 residents.
Speaking on the launch of the new facility, Dr Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab, said: “The vision of the UAE’s leadership is to build a multinational community that appreciates and celebrates the value of each individual who resides here. Ducab’s Human Resources department have incorporated these values into the heart of Ducab through several initiatives, helping us to perform better as a company through the actions of our empowered and engaged employees.”
Each bedroom within the complex has its own balcony and is fully furnished to provide a comfortable living space and storage facilities for every resident. With full WiFi connectivity throughout the buildings, a stocked pantry, First Aid room and a laundry facility, the accommodation provides top class living facilities.
Residents are also delighted with the new enlarged prayer room and renovated dining and recreation areas.
“Ducab is committed to excellence not only in business and the products we manufacture, but in the way that we treat our people,” said Andrew Shaw, CEO of Ducab, “We recognise the importance of taking care of our team members, and endeavour to provide them with a working environment that enables them to thrive, as well as a safe and comfortable home to relax in.”
As a representative of the UAE’s flourishing industrial sector, employing over 1600 individuals with more than 30 nationalities, Ducab provides employees with a wide variety of career opportunities and offers scholarship and graduate trainee programmes for younger recruits.
Ducab was established on the Jebel Ali site in 1979 and the new accommodation facilities are just the latest investment in the site that has seen 40 years of continual development. Over AED 1 billion has been spent over the years on facilities at Ducab Jebel Ali, including the landmark 38 storey tower and manufacturing plant for Ducab High Voltage.
Owned equally by Abu Dhabi’s General Holding Corporation (Senaat) and Investment Corporation Dubai (ICD), Ducab has consistently remained at the forefront of delivering advanced manufacturing products to meet the unique requirements of numerous industrial sectors.
Ducab is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper and aluminium wire and cable products. Having recently added overhead conductors to its portfolio, today Ducab works with customers around the world, expanding from its home market in the UAE to the wider Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia, Europe, and the Americas. The company was founded in 1979 and is jointly owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai and Senaat (General Holding Corporation, Abu Dhabi).
As of 2019, Ducab Group comprises of several business units: Ducab Wires and Cables; Ducab High Voltage (HV), a joint venture between Ducab, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Department of Energy; Ducab Metals, which supplies copper rod and wire to the region; and Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), a joint venture between Ducab and Senaat which manufactures aluminium rod and conductors.
Ducab operates six manufacturing facilities across 4 sites in the UAE with all its production based within the country. Employing over 1600, the company serves customers worldwide in the fields of energy, general construction, oil & gas, renewables, industrial, defence, rail transport, marine, mining and other specialty industry verticals.
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