Birmingham is one of the few British cities with a major indoor glazing business.
Glazing supplies are a growing segment of the UAE’s economy, and the UAE Government has long encouraged businesses to become involved.
In March, the Government announced a new policy for glazing suppliers, which was set to encourage companies to join the UAE Glazing Industry Council (IGIC).
This was in response to complaints that some glazing supply companies had failed to properly register and comply with government requirements, leading to “glazing exhaustion” and a reduction in production.
Glazes that are “too expensive” to produce in the United Arab Emirates are not permitted to be imported into the UAE, while those that are too “expensive” to be manufactured in the country will be banned.
The IGIC, which includes several small- and medium-sized businesses, also issued a new directive on May 23 to encourage manufacturers to join.
In order to meet the new directive, companies will be required to submit a statement outlining how they are complying with the new rules.
“The UAE Government wants to see more companies involved in the production of glazing supplies,” said Mohammed al-Amin, IGIC executive director.
“We are also seeing a lot of companies coming to us for advice about how to ensure that their products are not exported to other countries, and this is a good start.”
Glazing suppliers and manufacturers in the UK have been making a strong push to get their products into the country.
They have made a number of acquisitions in recent years, including in London, and have now become major players in the industry.
One major brand that has become a major player is B&M Glazing.
This is due to its success in London and the fact that it is also a large manufacturer in the Midlands.
In 2016, B&Ms Glazing acquired the Birmingham-based company, Glazing Supply, from the Birmingham Glazing Group (BGGL).
In the UK, BGGL also has branches in the south-west and the Midlands, as well as in the Gulf states.
B&M is now the largest supplier of glaziers in the world, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of over £1 billion.
Its Glazing Centre in Birmingham has the capacity to produce up to 1,500 units a year.
It is also one of only two suppliers in the Middle East to have been granted an export licence, the other being Qatar.
The Birmingham-headquartered company’s glazing services have been expanding rapidly, having now supplied a total of 3,000 units to UAE suppliers, with another 1,600 to be exported in the coming years.
The company’s main competitor in the market is the Dubai-based Dubai Glazing Services.
This company has about 800 employees and has a turnover in excess of £10 billion.
Dubai Glaze is currently in the process of launching a second location, which is expected to begin operations in 2019.
Birmingham-based Glazing Products is one such supplier.
It supplies about 100,000 glazing units annually to UK customers, and has grown to a market share of nearly 15 per cent in the last two years.
Birgmingham-headlined Glazing Solutions is a subsidiary of BGGL.
It has a global network of suppliers, employing approximately 100 people and generating a turnover which is over £10 million.
Glaze Solutions has made a huge impact on the industry, with more than 2,500 employees across the UAE and has made significant acquisitions, including the Dubai Glazes Group, Dubai Glazier, and Dubai Glazed, which owns Glaze Products.
In a press release from BGGL, the company said that the acquisition of Glaze Solutions was the “first step towards achieving a global expansion”.
The company said the two companies will continue to work together to support the UAE glazing industry.
“Glazing Solutions provides our customers with quality, safe and sustainable products and services, and we look forward to continuing to work with BGGL in the future to ensure a positive and sustainable future for glazier production in the GCC and beyond,” BGGL said.