Al Tayer (centre) cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony

Al Tayer (centre) cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony

MBS begins Lahore supplies

01 July 2008

Mammut Building Systems (MBS), one of the leading manufacturers of pre-engineered steel buildings, has announced that it has begun delivery of the first of four exhibition buildings for the Lahore Expo Centre.

The Dh20 million ($5.4 million) contract for the Expo Centre in Pakistan’s second largest city was signed early this year and construction of the Multispan exhibition halls is set to provide more than 27,000 sq m of space on final completion.
Pakistan is already one of MBS’s most important export markets and this large project is an indication of growth from the organisation’s previous hard work in the country.
“With over 1,800 projects across the Middle East our growth in the region has been exceptional,” said Bob Webster, managing director, MBS.
“Our long-term vision is to consolidate and build on our business in the region and beyond. The completion of this major project in Pakistan is a clear indication of the direction into which we are taking Mammut Building Systems,” he added.
MBS is a subsidiary of Emaar Industries and Investments (EII), the private joint stock company aimed at capitalising on the growth potential of the Middle East, North African and South Asian manufacturing sectors. MBS has benefited from the multi-faceted investment strategy employed by EII, which has strategically identical goals for its subsidiaries.
EII’s investment is not restricted to just financial support. It concentrates much of its investment in building managerial and operational capabilities within all its subsidiaries. MBS has been able to benefit from EII’s own in-house management, implementing this expertise for various elements of its growing business.
Founded in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE, in 1997, MBS is a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings in the region. From its 30,000 sq m covered-area factory at Hamriyah Free Zone in Sharjah, MBS has the capacity to deliver 6,000 tonnes of pre-engineered steel and over 180,000 sq m of polyurethane-injected sandwich panels per month. Emaar Industries & Investments acquired a majority stake in MBS in April 2007 and since then has been involved in assisting the company in its plans to raise production capacity from 6,000 tonnes per month to 12,000 tonnes per month, and build a structural steel division.
EII, a member of Emaar Properties PJSC, is a private joint stock company established in August 2005 to capitalise on the growth prospects of the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and South Asian manufacturing sector as a strategic investor and partner. EII strengthens industries by investing in existing businesses and establishing joint ventures with leading establishments. Since inception, the company has succeeded in creating an impressive brand that inspires confidence in investors.
EII is dedicated to investing in sustainable companies and projects that are economically beneficial and commercially sound. EII is focused on maximising its subsidiaries’ long-term value, exposing them to industrial best practices, improving corporate governance, providing a solid and flexible capital base and ensuring sustainable cash flow.
It focuses on exploiting the potential of the fastest growing sectors in the region, including building materials, FMCG, healthcare, metals, engineering industries including equipment and machinery, electronics and electrical equipment, and chemicals and petrochemical products.

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