Emirates Float Glass: New Facility Enhances Automotive Glass Production
The new offline facility, encompassing investments of over AED 10 million, is equipped with the most modern machinery from Europe, and comes with completely automated programming and production line, with limited human intervention, in order to ensure consistent quality parameters vital for the automotive glass industry. Demand from the automotive and transport sectors accounts for 15 – 20 % of the float glass market across the globe. Of this, 95 % goes to the automotive industry, including buses and coaches, trucks, and off-road mobile machinery and the rest is for the other transport sectors: trains, metros, trams, ships, boats and all types of aircraft. EFG is aiming to be the one-stop-shop for all the required glass in the architectural and automotive glass industry with its products ranging from clear, tinted to pyrolytic coated glass. This new facility will further leverage the market leadership of another DI subsidiary Lumiglass Industries LLC, which produces security laminated glass and bullet resistant glass with wide applications for automotive and other industries.