By Sam Bridge
Ducab Group chairman says factories are all operating with no significant interruptions to supply chain
Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, said on Monday it has so far seen "no significant interruptions" to its operations from the coronavirus outbreak.
Chairman, Dr Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh said the company is fully committed to protecting its employees while maintaining business operations as per the advice from the authorities.
“Ducab factories are all operating and there have been no significant interruptions in the company’s supply chain due to Covid-19," he said.
"Remote working for office staff and other distancing measures are in place but we have been careful to ensure that there is no impact on customer service and deliveries,” he added.
His comments came as the company announced a 5 percent rise in overall profitability in 2019, driven by gains in key areas of its cable and metal manufacturing portfolio.
Al Shaikh said: “We are proudly flying the flag for ‘Made in UAE’ products across the world, with Ducab cables and accessories now used in more than 30 countries.”
With six manufacturing facilities across four sites in the UAE, Ducab has a manufacturing capability of over 115,000 metal tonnes of high, medium, and low-voltage cable solutions, an upgraded production capacity of 175,000 tonnes of copper rod and wire per annum, complemented by 50,000 tonnes per annum of aluminium rod and overhead conductors.
Ducab exports 60 percent of its overall production worldwide.
During 2019, Ducab Group said it secured a number of strategic contracts including a series of partnerships with ADNOC to provide its advanced range of cables and overhead conductors designed specifically for the oil and gas industry.
Ducab also confirmed last year that it will meet over 90 percent of the cable requirements for Expo 2020 Dubai including the Route 2020 Metro expansion.