Officials pose after signing the agreement

Officials pose after signing the agreement

Kingston, Envirofina in green energy pact

The electrical products manufacturer based in Sharjah has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Envirofina for providing energy efficiency solutions for buildings and facilities

01 May 2021

Kingston Holdings, an electrical products manufacturer based in Sharjah, said it has reached an agreement with leading global energy efficiency investment company Envirofina for joint collaboration on green and renewable energy ventures.

A key player in the region, Kingston Holdings is involved in manufacturing, regional distribution, third-party logistics, shipping, freight forwarding, headhunting, smart home solutions, and project development from its base in Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone).

As per the deal, Kingston Holdings will be the exclusive lighting supplier for all joint venture projects of Envirofina, a part of the iugis group of companies, headquartered in Dubai.

The MoU, which was signed at the Kingston headquarters by Lalu Samuel, Chairman & Managing Director, Kingston Holdings, and Marios Gkekas, CEO of Envirofina, in the presence of senior officials, stipulates that Kingston Holdings will carry out energy efficiency solutions for all Envirofina buildings and facilities.

This includes providing multi-services solutions from lighting to ventilation and air-conditioning), offering engineering, procurement, and contracting (EPC) solutions to reduce energy consumption and operation and maintenance costs, and strengthening the safety and performance of buildings, said the statement.

This would help improve productivity and achieve energy savings in HVAC systems by 20 to 40 per cent and 50 to 90 per cent in lighting systems, it added.

On the strategic collaboration, Samuel said: “It is part of the joint commitment to enhancing the global leading position of the UAE in the renewable and green energy ventures. This is achieved by making use of the cutting-edge technologies in the clean energy field which is a key pillar of sustainability pillars in the UAE.”

Samuel pointed out that the partnership unlocks an enormous potential in the areas of energy efficiency and reduction in carbon footprint.

“This collaboration with such a regional leader in the clean energy area is a qualitative addition to Kingston’s client base which is brimming with major government and private companies at the local and regional level,” he noted.

Kingston’s customer list includes; Dubai International Airport, Dubai Metro, Emaar Properties, Dubai Properties, Emirates Airline, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (Sewa), besides a strong presence in government projects in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and India.

Gkekas pointed out that working with a large local manufacturer like Kingston Holdings to deliver quality products as part of its tailored energy efficiency programme was a great step “as we look to find new ways to add value to our customers.

“In turn, we look forward to building our relationship with Kingston Holdings to identify additional opportunities to work together,” he added.

Established in 1996, Kingston Holdings is headquartered at the industrial capital of the UAE, Sharjah International Airport Free Zone.

With multiple business arms, Kingston Holdings is involved in manufacturing, regional distribution, third-party logistics, shipping, freight forwarding, headhunting, smart home solutions, and project development.

Kingston today is the largest investor in Saif Zone with one million sq. ft. land area, over 600,000 sq ft built-up area, two manufacturing units, a regional distribution centre, and a corporate office with an area of 80,000 sq ft which houses a customer experience and training centre.

The manufacturing facility in Sharjah produces about 1,200 products, all of which are tested to international standards, IEC and BS, according to the company. Furthermore, all manufacturing units are certified to ISO9001, 14001, and 45001.

Kingston Holdings also operates in a diverse range of high-end product categories, all under one roof covering cable management, PVC and metal, wiring accessories, domestic, commercial, industrial, streetlighting and special application lightings in LED, Networking & Communication Enclosures, Power Distribution Enclosures and Metal Back Boxes.

The operations span 120 countries and regions including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, UK, Canada, and the US. 

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