Conares opens AED 150m colour-coated steel plant in JAFZA
DUBAI –December22, 2022:Conares, the second largest private steel manufacturer in the UAE, today announced the official inauguration of its colour-coated steel plant in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), Dubai. The state-of-the-art facility, developed at an investment of AED 150 millionwithin the Conares premises in JAFZA South, which spans over an area of 100,000 square meters.
The plant has been inaugurated by H.E.Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, in the presence of Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director of DP World UAE and JAFZA, Bharat Bhatia, Chairman and CEO of Conares, as well as other dignitaries and senior executives of Conares.
Conares is the only private steel manufacturer in the UAEwith four distinct product verticals. Exporting products to 26 countries across six continents, the company’s assets are currently estimated to be valued at AED 2.5 billion.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman & CEO, DP World said: The construction sector has contributed significantly to the UAE’s development and progress – from world-class infrastructure to the iconic buildings we house. Conares is one of the entities driving the success of this industry. This new facility will add further value to the sector’s offerings to the local, regional, and international markets. We are proud to support such organisations through our advanced facilities, and unmatched multimodal connectivity.”
Commenting on the opening of the new facility, Mr. Bharat Bhatia said, “We are proud to launch our colour-coated line, the most advanced facility of its kind in the region’s steel manufacturing sector. With the launch of this new plant, we expect the revenue to increase by10 to 15percent gradually,in comparison to that of the previous year. We are also aiming to increase our dispatch by 5 to 7percent this year.”
“We strongly believe in the vision of the leadership of this nation. With support from federal and local government agencies, our products have gained market wide acceptance and are the preferred choice for many prestigious projects today,” Mr. Bhatiaadded.
“We are amongst the top steel manufacturers operating 24×7 to serve the upcoming projects in the UAE. We have aligned Conares with the region’s requirement for infrastructure development, in line with ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision launched by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE. We foresee a good demand for our products for ongoing and upcoming projects in the UAE,” Mr. Bharat further said.
The colour-coated steel plant, with a capacity to produce 100,000 metric tonnes (MT) of colour-coated galvanized steel coils, strips, and sheets per annum, will cater to the increasing demand in the UAE and the region, in addition to manufacturing products to export to a number of international markets.
Conares brings to the market a diversified product range including rebars, pipe, and colour-coated coils. Its growth and presence in the international markets has been remarkable and has continued to evolve with demand in the region. Conares has a vision to increase their manufacturing capacity to up to three million tonnes by the year 2030. The way Conares is developing its export markets is in line with this target.
The facility will produce colour-coated coils ranging from 0.18 to .9 mm in thickness. The plant also houses advanced sustainable technology, resulting in lowered carbon emission from the factory. Conares has earlier achieved a sustainable certificate from UK CARES, which audits our facility to certify the same. They are also in the process of identifying new markets for their new and existing products.
With its foothold securely placed in the steel industry, Conares is one of the largest and the only private steel manufacturers in the region. Since its inception in 1988, Conares initially focused on steel trading. Having built extensive partnerships with renowned steel plants across the world, it brought the world-best competencies to the region, by setting up its own state-of-art manufacturing facility in UAE. Being a 100 percent privately owned entity, the company’s assets exceed US$400 million of investments in the UAE.
As the Middle East focuses on development, Conares serves as the perfect partner to meet the growing industry requirements for steel rebars, pipes and color coated coils. A diversified and full-fledged manufacturing facility based in the UAE, the strategic hub between the East and the West, Conares today is the premier producer of quality steel products for wide-ranging needs, having a total manufacturing capacity of 1,500,000 MT annually. Conares earned various international product certifications for its various steel products, which it serves in the fledgling construction industry in the region and abroad. Meanwhile, its ongoing efforts in streamlining its manufacturing operations to be safe for its employees and community have earned the company its sustainability certification from UK CARES Sustainability Scheme.
From its central location in Dubai, UAE; Conares serves an extensive network of clientele including pre-engineering companies, steel trading companies, and construction majors not in the Middle East but across wider markets that are easily accessed from its headquarters. Led by a team of experienced and skilled professionals, Conares today employs more than 900 people. Conares has set new benchmarks in the steel industry through its commitment to quality, excellence, and service standards. A trusted name in the industry, Conares is led by the vision to support the region’s infrastructure development by providing world-class steel products through long-term partnerships.
At Conares every business partnership, each product, every process, and any aspect of service is defined by three core values – Trust, Quality & Strength.