Al Jaber LEGT Engineering And Contracting Opens Operations At Dubai Industrial City (16 August 2010)
8000-Tonne Capacity Facility to Serve Projects Undertaken by Parent Company
Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Investments, today announced Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) LLC, opened its new factory on a 420,000 sq ft plot at the machinery and equipment zone of the industrial destination.
With five manufacturing/processing divisions including rebar, formwork, MEP, ceiling and partition as well as facilities management divisions, the new facility aims to serve the projects undertaken by the construction division of the parent company ALEC.
Sivanand Krishnan, Factory Manager, ALEC said: “We are proud to operate out of Dubai Industrial City as it provides the right business-friendly environment for us in the machinery and equipment zone. In addition to the tremendous support, it also offers top of the range services and facilities including labour accommodation compliant with the Ministry of labour laws; warehouses; open storage yards and commercial space at competitive rates in a very strategic location. Our new facility in Dubai Industrial City is part of a strategic initiative to consolidate the supporting divisions of our umbrella group to improve efficiency across our operations.”
Abdullah Belhoul, Managing Director of the Manufacturing and Logistics Cluster, TECOM Investments, said: “We welcome Al Jaber Group and pledge to provide all necessary support ranging from services to facilities to ensure they operate at maximum capacity. The company joins other regional industry leaders that are already operating at the industrial destination. We are confident ALEC will find the environment suitable for its future business expansion.”
ALEC started in the UAE in 1999, with a firm vision to raise the level of design and construction services and has consistently evolved and grown. Today, ALEC is a preferred contractor for the execution of major construction projects.
ALEC currently operates in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and has delivered developments of the highest quality to key clients. Many of these developments have become significant landmarks in the UAE. The scope of ALEC’s projects includes resort hotels, themed retail developments, high rise towers, airport terminals and commercial buildings.
Located on Emirates Road near the new Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai Industrial City offers a strategic advantage due to its proximity to major highways and the Jebel Ali Port. The 560 million sq ft dedicated manufacturing destination comprises six industrial clusters for food and beverage, base metal, mineral products, chemicals, transport equipment and parts as well as machinery and mechanical equipment.
Designed to incorporate additional facilities for logistics, warehousing and labour accommodation, Dubai Industrial City serves as an integrated one-stop destination, providing tenants with a critical competitive advantage in terms of cost and business efficiencies, as well as strategic location and ability to export goods tariff free to countries governed by bilateral free trade agreements.