Emirates Global Aluminium wins at Dubai quality group innovation awards

Emirates Global Aluminium received four awards at 2016 quality group continual improvement, innovation symposium.


DUBAI, 4th December, 2016 (WAM) -- Emirates Global Aluminium has received four awards at the 2016 Quality Group Continual Improvement and Innovation Symposium, cementing its reputation as an innovative UAE industrial champion.

EGA swept the 'Kaizen' category, named after the Japanese practice of continual improvement in business, winning gold, silver and bronze awards for its unique process innovations and contributions to the aluminium industry.

EGA has focused on technology development for decades, continuously improving its core aluminium smelting process. The company has applied its own in-house developed technology for each of its expansions since the 1990s. Earlier this year, EGA also became the first UAE industrial company to licence its own large-scale industrial technology internationally, in a deal with Aluminium Bahrain.

EGA’s smelting innovations have enabled the company to reach the global top quartile performance in cost, efficiency and environmental responsibility according to independent industry benchmarks.

EGA’s latest technology, DX+ Ultra, has more than double the pot productivity of the company’s original D18 technology and the energy consumed in its smelting process is amongst the lowest in the industry.

Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said, "Innovation is part of our DNA at EGA; we continually improve our technology and stay ahead of our competition in the global aluminium industry. The results of innovation are customer orders and financial success, but it is great to also be recognised by Dubai Quality Group in this way." EGA has won 21 awards at the Dubai Quality Group event over the past six years. The annual awards recognise the use of innovative, scientific, structured and data-driven methodologies for the continual and breakthrough improvements of an organisation’s processes.

EGA has received about 90 international and regional awards for innovation and excellence, including accolades for health and safety, innovation and its employee suggestion scheme.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2016.

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