The company’s headquarters in Riyadh

The company’s headquarters in Riyadh

Al Andalus a reputed supplier

With expertise gained over four decades in the production and trading of aluminium and glass products, the company has won the trust of customers across the kingdom

October 2014

Several decades of involvement in Saudi Arabia’s aluminium and glass sectors have placed Al Andalus Holding Company in the forefront as a supplier to construction projects across the kingdom.

The company is recognised as a pioneer in the supply of the two widely used construction products having been in the business since 1970 and evolved both as a trader and manufacturer.

With four aluminium fabrication companies under its umbrella – two of which are  in Riyadh (Granada Aluminium Factory and  Saudi Co for Aluminium), one in Dammam (Al-Safa Aluminium Company & Factory) and one in Jeddah  (Taliah Trading and Industrial Co) – Al Andalus commands a great deal of respect among local businessmen.

The company further enhanced its role and its reputation when it started in 2011 Al Andalus Extrusion and Foaming Factory to offer a wide range of aluminium extrusions profiles.

In the glass division, the company has two fully equipped glass factories with sand blasting, double glazing, a structural glazing line and tempering lines from Tamglass. Moreover, it has professional crew for installing frameless glass facades on commercial complexes and towers.

“We have been doing many prestigious projects all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Marwan A Albrahim, deputy general manager, Al Andalus Trading.

Albrahim: highlighting pioneering feats

Albrahim: highlighting pioneering feats

“Al Andalus Holding Co has been a pioneer in introducing new products in the kingdom for the construction industries and was the first to introduce the anodised finish in bronze, golden and natural silver colors on aluminium profiles.

“We were also the first to introduce in the Middle East the wooden finish, which is now very popular among architects.”

Al Andalus is the authorised distributor for famous brands such as Fapim of Italy for high-quality aluminium accessories, the US’ Phifer wire products for aluminium screening, Crystal Glass of New Zealand, Aluit of Italy, Alukon and Heroal of Germany, Luxe Perfil of Spain for rolling shutters, and Somfy of France for shutter motors and accessories.

The company is also the main stockiest of a wide range of high performance glass from Pilkington and Ford and printed glass from New Zealand and the US.

It deals with 8,000 different items used in the aluminium fabrication industry including handles, hinges, ‘turn and tilt’ accessories, weather strips, cutting disks, twist drills, silicone sealants, sliding rollers, HPL sheets, aluminium composite panels and shutter motors among other products. Andalus has also developed accessories in the Atco brand under which it supplies products of high quality at economical prices.

“These products have already acquired complete customer satisfaction in terms of quality and price,”Albrahim underlines.

In glass, Al Andalus started as a supplier of commonly used glass for aluminium fabricators, accessories for double glazing and decoration and tools and equipment for handling glass. “Gradually we expanded our market by introducing the latest types of glass including reflective, tinted, coated and pattern glass.

“With the development of usage of frameless glass in places like shop facades and shopping malls, Andalus introduced for the first time in the kingdom, frameless patch fittings which have now acquired a great deal of patronage from designers and builders. Our tempered glass made from the tempering line of Tamglass of Finland is now widely used in many projects,” says Albrahim.

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