By Staff writer
Aluminium giant signs its first direct deal with a major car manufacturer
UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) said on Tuesday it will supply high-quality aluminium to BMW for use in the manufacturing of some of the German car group’s engines.
The three-year supply deal is the first to be made directly with a major automotive group, although EGA has been supplying aluminium to the automotive parts industry, the company statement said.
In a statement, Abdulla Kalban, managing director and chief executive officer of EGA, said: “Winning BMW as a direct customer is important for EGA because their standards are so high, both for the aluminium itself and how it is made.
“EGA produces high quality aluminium with world-class efficiency and environmental responsibility. We have spent decades developing technology in the UAE to improve our processes and make this possible.”
EGA operates two smelters in the UAE, one in Jebel Ali, Dubai and the other in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi. The company is also building a bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea and an alumina refinery at Al Taweelah.