A groundbreaking ceremony for the new premises, spread over 600,000 square feet, was held in the presence of Suhail Abdullatif Galadari, Director and Executive Committee Member; Mohammed Abdullatif Galadari, Director and Executive Committee Member; and Mohamed Yahya Kazi Meeran, Director and Group CEO, all from Galadari Brothers Co. LLC, the parent group.
Also present at the groundbreaking event were top executives of Galadari Brothers Group, Galadari Industrial Division and GEW, including Ashish Asthana, CEO; and Anish Shah - CFO; both of Galadari Industrial Division.
The state-of-the-art complex, which will be fully commissioned by March 2020, will feature the latest equipment line-up, advanced manufacturing technologies and automation. It will accommodate an expanded machine shop, electroplating area, steel fabrication workshop, painting and blasting booths along with an automated facility for metal handling, and the Industrial Division Office.
The contract for the construction of the plant has been awarded to RAQ Contracting Company.
"With the deployment of new generation equipment and automated manufacturing technologies, we expect to achieve increased efficiency, productivity and higher safety standards on par with best in our class globally," said Suhail Galadari.
"The expansion of GEW is aimed at meeting the growing demand for its engineering and technological expertise within the domestic and overseas markets. The new infrastructure, which is expected to be commissioned by 2020, will help GEW continue supplying high quality steel products as well as related design services and steel solutions to client base worldwide," said Mohammed Galadari.
Mohamed Yahya said the expansion of GEW; which has been behind several major infrastructure projects, such as the Sharjah Expo - Centre at Sharjah, The Dubai Mall Zabeel Expansion at Dubai - Retail Bridge, and the Jebel Ali Power M-Station Expansion - Dubai; is well-timed to meet a projected surge in demand for its products and high-tech services.
"This expansion is in line with our group philosophy of innovation and growth. It also reflects our confidence in the region's long-term prospects and underscores our steadfast commitment to the growing customer base across the region and beyond."
Key features of the plant will include fully automated painting services to meet the highest environmental standards, increased metal handling capacity of up to 50 tonnes in single lift, and a storage area for finished goods of up to 5,000 tonnes. "The new expansion will enable GEW to continue to supply high-quality steel products, provide related design services and steel solutions to its client base worldwide," said Mohamed Yahya.
A regional pioneer in engineering and fabrication works, GEW constantly strives to meet the needs of the economic and industrial developments of the UAE.
"Our expertise is in managing complex design solutions along with fabrication and installation of steel structures. We have been consistently meeting the expectations of clients and have been recognised several times for ensuring high technical standards in multiple projects within and outside the region," said Mohamed Yahya.
With a track record of technological expertise for nearly five decades, GEW is one of the first engineering companies in the UAE to implement the QA programme as per ISO 9001 certification in January 1993. Qualified to take up design and steel construction for high-rise steel buildings, GEW's vision is to be a world-class leader in delivering innovative engineering solutions and steel structure with the highest level of quality and safety. - firstname.lastname@example.org
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