By Ed Attwood
Qatar industrial giant says plant will have maximum capacity of 85,000 blocks a day.
Qatar industrial giant Aamal on Sunday confirmed that operations at its subsidiary’s cement block manufacturing plant are now in full swing.
Run by Aamal Cement Industries, the factory is one of the largest of its type in Qatar, with a maximum production capacity of 85,000 blocks a day, or 6,900 square metres of interlocking paving a day.
A key feature of the plant is that its German-manufactured equipment can produce blocks that are tailored to specific customer requirements.
"Aamal has always been in the forefront of the industrial space in Qatar by constantly seeking opportunities to expand its existing businesses, grow organic new revenue streams and to start new ventures in partnership with major international players in strategically significant sectors,” said Aamal company vice chairman Tarek Mahmoud El Sayed.
“With recently established companies, such as Frijin Structural Steel Middle East, Senyar Industries Qatar Holding, and Aamal Industrial Advanced Pipes Company the Industrial sector in Qatar continues to become more and more prominent and Aamal Company will continue to take a leading role in the development of this market.”
The Aamal move reflects both the conglomerate’s plans for diversification and the wider industrialisation taking place in the Qatari economy. The company, which is ranked as one of the top listed companies on the Qatar Exchange by market capitalisation, says that demand in the concrete industry is currently outstripping supply.