Fiberglass insulation facility launched in EP

Fiberglass insulation facility launched in EP
Updated 22 January 2014

Fiberglass insulation facility launched in EP

Fiberglass insulation facility launched in EP

Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif opened the new factory of Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Co. Ltd. (AFICO) in Dammam Second Industrial City.
Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, and senior officials and businessmen from the Eastern Province were also present at the inauguration.
AFICO is a member company of Gulf Insulation Group, a sector business of Zamil Industrial Investment Co. (Zamil Industrial).
Prince Saud cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new manufacturing facility, toured the plant and listened to a detailed description of the working of the factory, including its production lines, packing and shipping processes.
The new factory has successfully completed the pilot production process and has started commercial production of fiberglass insulation materials for a variety of customers in local and regional markets.
The governor spoke briefly, expressing his pride and admiration for this advanced industrial facility and its contribution to support the existing industrial projects in the Kingdom.
Khalid Abdullah Al-Zamil, chairman of Gulf Insulation Group, said: “We acknowledge the keen interest and participation of the Kingdom’s leadership and the governor supporting this and other ventures aimed at developing the industrial sector.”
He said: “The establishment of the new plant is a key part of the company’s strategic plan to contribute in developing the Kingdom’s industrial capacity and to meet the growing demand for high quality insulation materials for use in industrial, commercial and residential projects.”
Al-Zamil said the new factory has an installed capacity of 24,000 MT. It raises the company’s total manufacturing capacity in its combined plants to 37,000 MT per year.
“The new plant will manufacture products primarily for use in the different segments of the construction industry; the additional production capacity will also enable AFICO to introduce energy-efficient, environmentally friendly fiberglass insulation products to the marketplace.”
These products are expected to assist local governing authorities in the GCC countries in the implementation of more stringent building code requirements aimed at increasing energy efficiency and improving fire safety standards.
“The industrial sector is the main engine of economic growth and job creation for Saudi citizens,” Al-Zamil added.