Friday, August 14, 2020

A1 Flues secures UAE alliance as platform for export growth

A1 Flue Systems has formed a strategic alliance with the Bin Jabr Group, which will see commercial flue and chimney systems designed and manufactured in North Nottinghamshire used in the construction of some of the highest-profile developments in the United Arab Emirates.

A team from the HVAC and energy division of the company visited A1’s Ollerton-based factory to see first-hand how it manufactures bespoke chimney and flue systems in accordance with the CE Mark – the mandatory EU manufacturing requirement for products such as flues, stoves, radiators and fans.

The Bin Jabr Group, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, is one of the major business groups in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with more than 40 years of experience. The group’s activities include manufacturing, trading and servicing, engineering and contracting.

The Bin Jabr Group’s HVAC and energy division is actively involved in projects across the UAE related to heating and cooling products.

The company’s CEO, Murat Aydemir, and the general manager of the HVAC and energy division, Praveen Kumar, said they were impressed with the engineering and manufacturing capabilities of A1, which is the UK market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of commercial and industrial chimney, flue and exhaust systems.

Aydemir said: “A1 Flue Systems came highly recommended as a world-class solution provider, and a visit to its factory has exceeded our expectations of a company that the Bin Jabr Group can partner with on a range of projects in the United Arab Emirates.

“It has an impressive portfolio of projects – such as The Shard and now Battersea Power Station – and it is very clear that the company has a level of excellence in its ability to design and deliver bespoke commercial flue and chimney systems. This sets them apart because they are focused on delivering complete solutions, rather than assembling systems using a limited range of generic component parts.

“There are a lot of similarities between our companies, not least that we are both family businesses and we share the same visions and values, which will make for a strong partnership that will be mutually beneficial for many years to come.”

A1 Flue Systems said: “This alliance with the Bin Jabr Group will help to propel our export plans forward because it opens doors on some of the most incredible projects in the UAE.

“It is very flattering that our reputation goes before us and that ambitious companies like the Bin Jabr Group were keen to come and see the manufacturing and engineering standards that we set for ourselves, which are typically ten years ahead of the rest of the industry in the UK.”

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