In August Al Abbar Architectural Glass in Dubai will install the world's largest
low-E tempering line. The Tamglass ProE MAGNUM, capable of tempering glass
sizes up to 7.2 x 3.3 meters, will enable the company to respond to the ever increasing
demand for large glass openings in architecture and dramatically increase AAG's
overall production capacity, not only for tempered, but for all forms of heat-treated
With a thickness range of 3.8 to 19 mm, the MAGNUM will be installed alongside
the company's existing 4.8 x 2.4 meter Tamglass ProE line and be supported by
three automatic cutting lines, including a new Lisec Jumbo machine that ships
this week from Austria.
According to a company news release, with this move chairperson Rashid Al Abbar
is continuing his policy of logical expansion and diversification to serve the
ever more demanding local market, while at the same time widening the marketing
horizons outside of the immediate region. In line with the increasingly global
nature of the glass and construction sectors, Al Abbar will be able to further
utilize the advantages of Dubai's strategic location and efficient port and transport
Al Abbar stated, "Our faith in companies of the caliber of Tamglass, for
the supply and service of lines for flat tempering, curved tempering, laminating,
screen printing, double glazing, etc., has been justified over the years since
we bought our first Tamglass equipment in the 1980s, being also the first Tamglass
machine in the UAE."
"This new ProE MAGNUM delivery demonstrates well the long and close relationship
between our companies and the individuals. It also demonstrates Al Abbar's drive
for excellence and ability to serve ever more demanding architectural industry,"
stated Pentti Salin, vice president business development of Tamgass and Bavelloni
Coinciding with the Glass Processing Days meeting, which is held every other
year by Tamglass at its headquarters city of Tampere, Finland, AAG's factory manager
Celso Broqueza was accompanied by newly appointed managing director Alistair Kellock
to inspect the MAGNUM test runs prior to shipping before the end of June.
Kellock commented, "Rashid Al Abbar has once again demonstrated his confidence
in his team, the local economy and quality manufacturers and suppliers. I have
been privileged to witness the growth of the Al Abbar family's industries over
the past 20 years, successfully managed due to their personal commitment and drive,
and apparently we can expect further exciting news from Mr. Al Abbar in the not-too-distant
future. Working for him is going to be tough but we'll try to have some fun along
the way. It is good to be back in the Gulf region among friends!"