Leminar opens largest ME ductwork factory


Abdulla Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Industrial City, Mohan Valrani, sr vice chairman of the Al Shirawi Group, and Mohamed Al Shirawi, deputy managing director of the Al Shirawi Group, officiated the grand ribbon-cutting ceremony at the main factory gate. Among those present included Sumeet Valrani and Thani Al Shirawi, directors of Oasis Investment Company, Navin Valrani, CEO of Leminar Air Conditioning Industries as well as Dipak Bhadra, general manager of Leminar Air Conditioning Industries and other dignitaries. The inaugural event was also attended by Jim Mathieson, mf of Galloway Group UK, and Ullattil Achu, general manager at Dyarco International, Leminar’s joint venture partner in Qatar.

DUBAI: Leminar Air Conditioning Industries has opened what is described as the largest ductwork manufacturing facility in the Middle East.

The US$27.2m, 30,000m² factory at Dubai Industrial City is said to be fitted out with sophisticated, state-of-the-art machinery including a fully-automated coil line.

Leminar Air Conditioning Industries LLC, a member of the Al Shirawi Group of companies, was established in 2000 to meet the growing requirements of the HVAC industry and to provide industrial clients in the area with professional and reliable materials. Leminar currently has international tie-ups with Spiro of Switzerland as well as Fenland Fire Rated Duct system and Galloway Acoustics both from the UK. In addition to the new factory, Leminar has three offices and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the UAE and Qatar.

Speaking at the opening, Navin Valrani, CEO of Leminar Industries said: “In the year 2000, Leminar Air Conditioning Industries ventured into the promising industry of HVAC ductwork. We are now leaders in the sector. In less than 12 months from the ground-breaking ceremony for our new facility at Dubai Industrial City, we are proud to have set up the largest HVAC duct manufacturing factory in the region. This revolutionary facility is a cornerstone of our commitment to serving as a global HVAC player.”

The opening ceremony was followed by a guided tour of the shop floor. Engaging workshops were also hosted to provide guests with insight into the latest technology machinery used in the manufacture of spiral ducts, acoustic attenuators, fire dampers and other duct-related accessories.

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