Neelkanth Cables opens new manufacturing facility at Dubai Industrial City

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Neelkanth Cables new manufacturing facility
Officilas during the new facility visit | WAM

Zambian cable maker Neelkanth Cables has inaugurated its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at TECOM Group’s Dubai Industrial City, among the region’s largest industrial and logistics hubs.

Representing an investment of $35 million (AED 130 million), the factory spans 503,000 sq.ft. and will accommodate 200 employees.

Neelkanth Cables aims to serve power transmission and distribution, oil and gas, construction, cement, steel, infrastructure, and metal industry customers across the UAE, GCC, South Asia, and Africa through the facility at Dubai Industrial City.

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Mr. Omar Al Suwaidi Undersecretary

“The National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology primarily supports the advancement of the industrial business environment and investment attractiveness of this vital sector, which boasts innovative incentives and enablers. The ministry cooperates with strategic partners such as Dubai Industrial City to showcase investment opportunities to local and international investors and stakeholders. We welcome industrial sector investors and provide them with incentives and enablers to grow and thrive, as well as enhance their competitiveness under the Make it in the Emirates initiative, National ICV, and Technology Transformation Programs, among others. Their appetite for expansion in the UAE reflects the country’s attractiveness to international companies. The ministry cooperates with strategic partners to create a business environment that helps manufacturers grow and compete in local, regional, and international markets.”

Neelkanth Cables’ new facility is implementing internationally recognized standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 for quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety management systems, respectively.

The facility will manufacture low- and medium-voltage conductors and instrumentation cables, with a throughput of 20,000 metric tonnes (MT) per annum, including 13,000MT of copper and 7,000MT of aluminum power cables each year, by integrating cutting-edge technologies such as programmable logic controllers and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to optimize production processes and enhance efficiency.

Saud Abu Alshawareb, Executive Vice President of Industrial at TECOM Group commented that, “We are proud to welcome Neelkanth Cables to our growing industrial community, and its facility aligns with our vision of nurturing a home-grown manufacturing ecosystem that enables the manufacturing of essential items like cables, thereby driving growth in the industrial sector. Our collaboration will not only help unlock the goals of Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’ by creating employment opportunities and fostering innovation but also solidify the objectives of Operation 300bn and Make it in the Emirates by taking the Made in the Emirates mark to new markets.”

Sanjeev Dubey, Chief Operating Officer at Neelkanth Cables Manufacturing, said that, “We are committed to supporting the local community and the economic ecosystem of the UAE, intending to proudly contribute to Dubai’s growth and development for years to come. Dubai Industrial City was our first choice for the new facility due to its strategic location close to major transportation hubs facilitating efficient logistics and distribution, its modern infrastructure providing a conducive environment for various industrial activities, and excellent support services including business set-up assistance, licensing, and approvals.”

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