Aamal Cement begins operations in Qatar

Aamal Cement is set to meet Qatar's growing demand for concrete products. (AFP)

Aamal Company (Aamal), a GCC-diversified conglomerate, announced yesterday that its subsidiary Aamal Cement Industries has officially commenced operations at its newly opened cement block manufacturing plant in Messaid, Qatar.

The development of the plant is in line with Aamal's strategy for diversification into new high growth revenue streams and will support the wider industrialisation of the Qatari economy, the statement said.

The plant will manufacture a wide range of concrete building and paving products and will be one of the largest in Qatar by production volume with a maximum capacity of 85,000 blocks per day or 6,900 sqm of interlocking paving per day.

The German manufactured machinery and equipment for the factory can produce different varieties of building and pavement blocks tailored to specific customer requirements. The factory can produce solid and hollow masonry blocks of different sizes and paving blocks and curb stones in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours.

At present, with demand outstripping supply, there is a significant opportunity for Aamal Cement to develop a high growth revenue stream in the concrete block industry in Qatar, the company said.

Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Aamal said: "With numerous infrastructure and industrial projects to be undertaken in the coming years, the demand for manufacturers of quality concrete blocks for buildings and pavements is projected to be strong and Aamal Cement will be focused on growing the business to fill this supply shortfall in the Qatar market. Our goal is to be a major player in the market through the delivery of high quality products to the end users."

Tarek Mahmoud El Sayed, Vice-Chairman, Aamal said: "With recently established companies such as Frijin Structural Steel Middle East, Senyar Industries Qatar Holding and Aamal Industrial Advanced Pipes, the industrial sector in Qatar continues to become more and more prominent and Aamal will continue to play a leading role in the development of this market."

 

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