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Saudi American Glass wins projects worth SR70million; boosts market leadership

Company now offers world-renowned privacy and electronically tintable glass technology

Riyadh, April 12, 2015: Saudi American Glass [SAG], a leading processor of Architectural high-performance Flat Glass in Middle East, part of Glass LLC and a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced new projects valued in excess of SR70 million across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [KSA], reinforcing its reputation as the premier glass processing company in the country.

The new projects include Tharawat Al Mashaer Development in Makkah, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Centre, Renal Failure Center in Riyadh, Al Obeikan & Elegance Towers, Al Rajhi Hotel, General Audit Bureau HQ in Riyadh, new commercial towers in Makkah, Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Al Khobar, a 5-Star Hotel in Jeddah, as well as universities in Dammam, Najran, Jizan, Madinah, Hail, Tabuk and Qassim.

Over 130,000 square metres of SAG’s K-Lite High Performance glass in various coloursare being used in these projects. The K-Lite High Performance glass offers high strength resistance against stress and wind flex, and also offers protection in the case of breakage.

Rizwanullah Khan, Executive President of SAG, said: “Over the years, Saudi American Glass has won an excellent portfolio of projects, which has further cementedits credibility as a trusted supplier of top-quality glass products in the region. Saudi Arabia is a key growth marketand the company’s reputation for quality and service helps it maintain a high demand for its exclusive products.”

In a step that is set to further leverage its market leadership, SAG has recently finalized an agreement with the UK-based Smartglass International to become its exclusive Middle East partner for privacy switchable and electronically tintable glasses. The technology allows instant privacy at the flick of a switch.

The innovative product, which is currently enhancing environments in more than 33 countries across six continents, has a huge latent demand – particularly in healthcare and hotel projects in KSA, and will go a long way in building SAG’s market leadership.

The new glasses offer the perfect blend of privacy and freedom and eliminate the need for curtains/ blinds. These can be used in partition screens, windows, roof-lights and doors, projection screens, security and teller screens.

In the recent past, the architectural high performance flat glass market in the Middle East has grown steadily. Rampant construction across GCC, in particular KSA, UAE and Qatar, is fuelling the demand for flat glass products.In particular, there is heightened demand for solar control glass and electronically-tintable glass that can block sunlight.

 

About Saudi American Glass

Saudi American Glass Company [SAG], based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was established in 1978, and is today the best equipped supplier for processedArchitectural high-performance Flat Glass in the Middle East. SAG supplies numerous tempered, strengthened and laminated varieties of glass under the K-Lite brand. Saudi American Glass is the region’s first and one-of-the-largest Middle Eastern glass manufacturers, annually supplying more than three million metres of glass.

About Glass LLC

Glass LLC, the first glass holding company in the Middle East, is dedicated to meeting the growing needs of the regional glass industry. Glass LLC incorporates five subsidiaries: Emirates Glass LLC, one of the largest processors of Architectural high performance glass in the region; Emirates Float Glass, one of UAE’s first integrated glass manufacturing and processing facility in Abu Dhabi; Lumiglass Industries, makers of automotive Bullet Resistance and architectural laminated glass products, Saudi American Glass Company, one of the largest glass manufacturers in the Middle East; and Emirates Insolaire, which products the first-of-its-kind coloured, energy-generating solar glass in the world.

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