UAE Business Awards 2023

UAE Business Awards 2023 58 Best High-End Architectural Glass Manufacturers 2023 Established in 1997 by Khalid Bin Kalban, Emirates Glass LLC aimed to become the leading provider of energy efficient architectural glass in the Middle East. We find out more as it gains recognition in the UAE Business Awards 2023. ince its inception, Emirates Glass LLC has been an integral part of Dubai’s growth and evolution, having supplied glazing and expertise for many of the most iconic buildings across the city. However, Emirates Glass has also expanded its international presence and is proud to have supplied its solutions to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Kuwait, but also to Azerbaijan, Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East and South Africa, and even Canada. Together with 80 different coatings, from hard and solar control coatings to low-emissivity single and double silver coatings across the entire colour spectrum, Emirates Glass can offer a wide range of glass products with more than 400 different combinations to meet even the most challenging requirements received from consultants and architects in terms of performance and aesthetics. Additionally, Emirates Glass produces a wide array of double or triple glazed insulating glass units, safety, bullet-resistant and otherwise laminated glass, or a combination of any of the above. Some more special products include glazing units with captured or suspended aesthetical or performance enhancing elements such as honeycomb diffusers, metal and synthetic meshes, or mashrabiya inserts, to reflect its local heritage and ability to integrate traditional elements in modern and contemporary architecture. All products are developed and manufactured locally in the UAE. Within the group of companies, it can combine the entire supply and value chain of glass – from raw glass manufacturing in Abu Dhabi, over coating in Dubai Investment Park, to processing, laminating and fabrication of insulating glass units in Al Quoz. “Having all of this under one roof is absolutely unique in the region as we are geographically close to our customers and their projects which means being able to provide immediate personal support during design and construction periods but also shortest turnaround and lead times as well as delivery,” explains Rizwanulla Khan, the firm’s Executive President. “We are providing glass solutions as a onestop shop, so our customers have a single point of contact for every element used and every production step taken. This eliminates the oftentimes frustrating search for a responsible party should any of our customers face issues with the products supplied.” Emirates Glass places huge emphasis and importance on investing in research and development so as to keep abreast of the competition and supply innovative and value-added glass solutions for all architectural needs. Consistent and clear communications with the client is also another element of customer experience which ensures that every project is a success, and this works to differentiate the firm from its competitors. “We have a proactive approach and focus on delivering quality product consistently,” Rizwanulla continues. “The team anticipates future advances in technology, customer service, and production, and incorporates them into their game plans.” The UAE has proven to be an architectural hotspot as it is not shy of experimenting with new designs and technologies, plus government initiatives towards sustainability have resulted in increased demand for highperformance glass products. Recently, Emirates Glass was recognised in the UAE Business Awards for its innovative technology and pioneering products, being rewarded with the title of Best High-End Architectural Glass Manufacturers 2023. Now, as the region continues to grow, Emirates Glass’s prospects are good. The company plans to further expand its footprint across the North American region, continuing to develop energy efficient glass solutions and special products that will further transform the landscape from regular buildings to pieces of art and architectural ingenuity. Since its inception 26 years ago, it has been implementing continuous improvement strategy for glass products and coating, which pushes the business to be more effective, more streamlined, and ultimately, more profitable. In 2022, it enhanced its technology by adding a New Jumbo Series tempering line that can process glass up to eight meters tall. Glaston Vortex Pro Jumbo Series is a high-performance flat tempering line to provide high-quality, larger tempered glass. The line is specifically designed to Temper High Performance Coated Glass with lowest emissivity and highest quality. In 2023, new Jumbo Glass Processing machines are expected to be delivered and in operation, further enhancing the firm’s offering. Furthermore, Emirates Glass has signed a deal with the international technology group SCHOTT to provide architects in the Middle East and beyond with high-performance glazing that combines fire-resistance and design freedom in a unique way. Contact: Rizwanulla Khan Company: Emirates Glass LLC Web Address: S Feb23369