Pozzolan opens office in UAE
Building materials supplier opens office in UAE
by Yamurai Zendera on Apr 5, 2015
Building materials supplier Pozzolan Construction Industries has set up its office and manufacturing facility in the UAE.
The company makes plastic spacers for concrete covers and also supporting parts for reinforcement.
Shahen Aghamal, who founded the company in 1991, said a UAE manufacturing facility would enable it to better serve clients. In the UAE, the company operates as Pozzolan International.
Commenting on the application of Pozzolan products, Aghamal said: “The correct positioning of rebar in locations specified on the execution plans in reinforced concrete structures is of extreme importance in order to maintain the good quality and strength of reinforced concrete.
“In many developed countries, especially in Europe, it has been known for a number of years that the thickness of the concrete cover guarantees the durability of the reinforced concrete structure, and is considered to be a major factor in preventing corrosion of the rebar. Hence, since 1909 in Europe, with the collaboration of various manufacturers, the University of Essen, Specialishttp://v3.test.constructionweekonline.com/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gifed Institute of Precast Concrete Units of Germany and Steel Reinforcement institute have worked towards authorizing the use of plastic spacers of various shapes, according to DIN 1045 standard specification.”
Aghamal said said Pozzolan International has set its sights on becoming a key player in the UAE in the manufacturing and export of plastic spacers for reinforced concrete cover and supporting parts.
“We have always placed our customers foremost in our minds and constantly ask ourselves how we can improve the efficiency of our products,” he said.
The company is now established in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah, and is managed by Andre’ Mikaeili.
“Pozzolan is keen to set a framework to get closer to its clients and fulfil the rising demand in the GCC and the Middle East and North Africa markets through available stock, and on time and quick delivery,” said Aghamal.