Business Awards 2021

MEAMARKETS / Business Awards 2021 69 , Dec21262 Founded in 1989, award-winning RAK Ceramics is one of the largest ceramics brands in the world, specialising in ceramic and grès porcelain wall and floor tiles and sanitaryware. The company produces 123 million square metres of tiles and 5 million pieces of sanitaryware per year at its 22 state-of-the-art plants across the United Arab Emirates, India and Bangladesh. Best Ceramic Bathroom Ware Supplier - UAE Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, RAK Ceramics serves clients in more than 150 countries through its network of operational hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Australia. Across its global operations, the company employs approximately 12,000 staff from more than 50 nationalities. It is a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in the United Arab Emirates and on the Dhaka Stock Exchange in Bangladesh and as a group have an annual turnover of approximately $1 billion. RAK Ceramics helps architects and interior designers to create beautifully modern and minimalist ceramic pieces which contribute to the building of marvels, with its products featuring in some of the most iconic buildings in the world. It is known for its wide product range and ability to produce bespoke ranges for both small and large scale projects, enabling its clients to bring their ideas to life. It respects, it inspires, it improves, it delivers – today, tomorrow, no matter the ambition, no matter the challenge. At RAK Ceramics, all of the details are meticulously taken care of, large or small, so the client doesn’t have to. The RAK Ceramics team’s passion and expertise combined with this careful attention to detail enables them to provide a wide range of integrated porcelain perfection which can be compared to modern sculptures, inspired by timeless elegance and based on lightness, cleanliness and essentiality. Classic shapes and proportions are reinterpreted in a contemporary way, being a stylistic evolution that is inspired by strong, bold lines, and allows creative freedom and plenty of room for imagination. This is enhanced by the company being a pioneer in hi-tech innovations that are breakthroughs in the industry. A wide variety of cutting-edge technologies are used at its plants to create products such as its touchless, silent flushing, water-saving toilets, including digital printing technology, big slabs, slim, anti-microbial, glow in the dark, double charge, role feed, and other advanced technical equipment such as granitech, technoslate, twin press, dry glaze, and waterjet to name but a few. Sustainability is implemented in every area of the business, being one of the main elements within the company’s mission statement. It is committed to practicing environmental stewardship throughout its manufacturing chain – from product design and efficient operations processes – and to playing an active role in building a better community by enriching the surrounding environment. RAK Ceramics’ activities improve energy efficiency, reduce pollution, enhance biodiversity and improve the quality of life for both people in the communities it operates in and for its workforce. The sanitaryware division is committed to developing ecofriendly products with a particular focus on water saving (33% saved in water consumption using the latest flush systems in water closets). It recycles natural raw materials to help conserve natural resources and adopts clean development mechanism (CDM) projects to reduce carbon emissions during the manufacturing process. Ultimately, the future for RAK Ceramics looks incredibly bright, as the team continues to explore new opportunities to create innovative products, improve their supply chains, as well as growing their share in the market, ensuring continued success. Company: RAK Ceramics PJSC Contact: Steve Allen Email: [email protected] Website: