Posted by Neil King
Building materials manufacturer Terrazzo, which is part of the UAE-based Bukhatir Group, has begun operations at its new premises in Dubai Industrial City (DIC).
Terrazzo is currently the largest manufacturer of cement mosaic tiles, decorative epoxy flooring and allied products in the Middle East. The company is also the region's leader in the manufacture of pre-cast and other concrete products.
Occupying an 800,000 sq ft plot, the firm's new DIC facility has a capacity to produce 4,000 blocks per hour and 88,000 blocks per day of hollow and solid cement blocks for the construction industry as well as concrete pavers for infrastructure projects.
Abdullah BelHoul, managing director of manufacturing and logistics at DIC, said: "The company's decision to locate its factory in DIC reinforces our vision of providing the industrial sector with a cost competitive environment that is supported by world class business processes and a host of ancillary facilities and services."
Meanwhile, it was reported this week that a new road has opened in the Dubai district of Downtown Jebel Ali as part of major infrastructure development that will improve access to construction and industry sites in the area.