City, a member of Tatweer, today announced Conmix
Limited, one of the Gulf's leading providers of construction material for
more than 30 years, as the first investor to start construction at the largest
integrated industrial hub in the Middle East.
The two factories, for pre mix plaster and construction chemicals, are being
developed at an investment of AED 42 million within the City's mineral zone.
Spread over 200,000 sq ft, the factories will have a combined annual production
capacity of 200,000 tons. Both units are scheduled for completion by April 2007.
Chris Lobel, General Manager, Ready Mix Division, Conmix said:
'Currently, we export to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The vantage location
of our two new factories at Dubai Industrial City will help boost exports, besides
serving the two largest construction material markets in the UAE - Dubai and
Lobel added Conmix will also gain from Dubai Industrial City's close proximity
to the Jebel Ali Port and the upcoming Jebel Ali Airport.
'We could not ask for a better location close to the airport and the port,
factors that encouraged us to invest in Dubai Industrial City. We'd also like
to credit the City for its support and streamlined processes that has allowed
us to translate our plans on the ground within a short time,' Chris noted.
Rashed Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Industrial City, said: 'As
the only dedicated industrial destination in Dubai, the Dubai Industrial City
is increasingly becoming the preferred platform for industrial companies to
set their business in the Emirate and we are pleased to welcome Conmix as the
first investor to start construction work within the industrial hub. We are
working closely with them to ensure their quality, health, safety and environment
standards are in compliance with our regulatory norms.'
Dubai Industrial City is situated close to major highways such as Sheikh Zayed
Road, Emirates Road and the Dubai Ring Road. Spread over 560 million square
feet, it is a dedicated industrial destination comprising six industrial clusters
for food and beverage, base metal, mineral products, chemicals, transport equipment
and parts, and machinery and mechanical equipment.
Complementary facilities for logistics, warehousing, staff accommodation, in
addition to commercial, residential and entertainment zones, position Dubai
Industrial City as a comprehensive one stop-shop destination, providing tenants
with a critical competitive advantage in the areas of human resources, logistics
and business operations.