Finedoor signs UAE joint venture
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe on www.AggBusiness.com
Finedoor has signed a definitive agreement with a local sponsor to form a new joint venture company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The new company, Quarry Tec Industries, which will operate from Dubai, is strategically placed to service the construction, recycling and quarrying industries in the Emirates and wider Gulf region.
Under the new agreement the new chairman, prominent local businessman Ali Ahmed Bin Huwaidi, will work with leading UK quarry and recycling solutions company, Finedoor, to offer project support, engineering services and spares from the new facilities to companies in the Emirates [Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah/RAK, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain] and wider Gulf region.
Ali Ahmed Bin Huwaidi brings extensive experience to the business from his involvement in industrial engineering and aggregate crushing applications within the region. “Equally, with over 30 years’ experience in the Middle East, Finedoor has a wide knowledge of the UAE having successfully completed many major projects for high profile companies in the region,” says the company.
Jim Blanchard, commercial director Finedoor, said: “This new joint venture is an investment which reflects our commitment to the region which we have worked in since Finedoor was established in 1984.
“With a large base of customers who we regularly trade with, it made common sense to take this step to further improve our offering to them. Additionally, we shall also look to increase our product portfolio in the Middle East over the course of next few years, which will include long term agreements with companies, such as Harpscreen in the UK.”
The new Quarry Tec (1,000m²) facilities have been designed to facilitate office accommodation, storage facilities and a large workshop. The new company operates with a team of qualified engineers and with an Arabic speaking general manager, Essam Abdulsalam.
Quarry Tec says it will maintain an extensive range of parts including a full range of vibrating screen mesh, screen and crusher parts etc.
Currently, it is completing a project to construct a major industrial recycling plant. The equipment supply includes a mobile crusher, material handling equipment, Eddy Current Separator and an Enviroflo dust collection system which is currently being shipped from the UK to Dubai for assembly on site.