Royal Gulf Industries to build UAE’s 1st used battery recycle center in RAK

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has welcomed Royal Gulf Industries to construct the UAE’s first ecofriendly automotive battery recycling center on approximately 110,000 square feet of land at Al Ghail Industrial Zone. 

Royal Gulf Industries, a subsidiary of Hyderabad Castings Limited and part of Nakhat Group, will invest $17 million for the construction. It will also employ more than 150 people in its facility, which is set to be ready in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The company aims to recycle up to 35,000 metric tons of used lead acid batteries annually. This will produce 21,500 tons of lead ingots and 2,400 metric tons of plastic granules. Both of these materials will be largely exported to India, Japan, Korea, China and Europe for the manufacturing of new lead acid batteries and cases. This activity accounts for recycling around 58 percent of the lead acid battery scrap generated in the UAE.

Ramy Jallad
Ramy Jallad
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“We are glad to be the chosen base for Royal Gulf Industries’ pioneering recycling facility in the UAE. Ras Al Khaimah’s leadership has been striving for environmental sustainability. Hence, Royal Gulf Industries, along with other RAKEZ companies in the closed-loop supply chain complements the emirate’s efforts. These companies boost the country’s non-oil GDP and advance the national sustainability agenda. We are committed to supporting their goal of making an impact on the planet through our nurturing and collaborative industrial ecosystem.”

Mr. Hanuman Mal Nakhat, Chairman of Royal Gulf Industries said that “RAKEZ has supported us every step of the way in turning this massive project into a reality. Our customer experience so far has been excellent as we have received support not just for our company registration, but also for developing our business in the UAE. From liaising with government entities, including Environment Protection and Development Authority, RAK Municipality, Waste Management Authority and Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology on our behalf to secure the relevant approvals, to hosting us during our visits to Ras Al Khaimah in the past three years of planning the company’s set-up formalities.”

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