Power Legacy: Ducab Celebrates 40 Years of Success
As the UAE moves to widen its industrial capabilities, Ducab is celebrating a remarkable 40 years of growth and business expansion as one of the UAE’s leading manufacturers.
Founded in 1979 Ducab now serves global customers in energy, construction, transport, defence, mining, and many other sectors. Today Ducab exports around 60% of its products and has diversified to offer the full range of cables, as well as aluminium and copper rods from six manufacturing facilities.
The company now employs over 1600 people to serve customers across the UAE and the wider Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Several of these employees have been with the company since its inception in 1979 with more than 25 employees having remained with the company for over 30 years.
While Ducab has achieved significant international growth in recent decades, the company believes that the future of its industrial operations must be centered on promoting research and innovation, talent development, and strengthening the regulatory framework for the cables industry. This will be especially important as the global energy sector transitions to alternative power sources and the UAE moves ahead with its national Energy Strategy 2050.
“During our 40th year of operations, we are reflecting on the continual investments in facilities and people that has brought value to Ducab’s customers and to the national economy of the UAE. The needs of the energy sector have evolved a great deal during this time,” says Andrew Shaw, Managing Director at Ducab. “At this year’s Middle East Electricity conference, we are thanking our partners for their continued trust and loyalty, while also exploring new partnerships through which we can expand our product range, reach out to a wider geographical network, and build a more empowered and skilled workforce for the future.”
Recent estimates show that the GCC currently holds a pipeline of unawarded construction, transportation and energy projects worth more than $2.5 trillion, which will be a huge driver for the cabling industry.
Visitors to MEE 2019 can see the latest offerings from across Ducab Group’s business units, including Ducab Wires and Cables, Ducab High Voltage, Ducab Metals, and Ducab Aluminium Company. Ducab is also elaborating on best practices for the transmission of power generated at renewable energy sources to national power grids.
Ducab is located at stand E10 in Hall 8 of the Dubai World Trade Centre Exhibition Centre.