UAE’s largest producer and exporter of carpets, Standard Carpets has begun the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Dubai Industrial City, which will become one of the world’s largest carpet factories and the region’s biggest upon completion in 2023.
The facility, which will cover a total land area of more than 3 million sq. ft., will enable Standard Carpets to increase production capacity by 40 percent and to manufacture an additional 400 tons of yarn per month in the first phase of the development.
Standard Carpets’ new factory will be one of the world’s largest all-under-one-roof carpet factories. It will harness the latest advances in carpet-making equipment and technology with in-house yarn extrusion, twisting-cabling, and heat-set facilities.
Mr. Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Commercial Officer of Dubai Holding Asset Management said, “Increasing the contribution manufacturing makes to the UAE’s GDP is a national priority set by the vision of our leaders for economic growth and diversification. By combining advanced technologies with best-in-class design and sustainable innovation, Standard Carpets has become the country’s largest producer of broadloom carpets. This expansion will boost industrial activities in the country and cement Dubai’s position as a global trade hub.”
“The UAE’s manufacturing industry has expanded rapidly in recent years to become a key driver of the country’s knowledge and innovation-based economy. With a wide range of competitive advantages, state-of-the-art infrastructure, ease of doing business and strategic proximity to some of the world’s largest markets, Dubai Industrial City is an attractive business ecosystem. As the first carpet producer in the country, we are pleased to see a company with such heritage build another large-scale factory in our business district. Standard Carpets’ expansion will consolidate Dubai’s position as a global hub for advanced manufacturing in line with the vision of our leaders.”
“We have enjoyed tremendous growth since establishing the region’s largest carpet factory in Dubai Industrial City in 2014. It has enabled us to successfully expand production capacity, increase our portfolio of superior quality products and reach new markets in more than 60 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the US. Breaking ground on our state-of-the-art expansion is another exciting milestone that demonstrates our long-term commitment to Dubai and our unwavering confidence in the UAE’s vision for the future,” commented Mr. Gulu Waney, Chairman at Standard Carpets.
According to the company statement, it will generate enough renewable energy to meet more than one-third of its electricity consumption with a massive solar rooftop, divert waste away from landfills and reduce water consumption with smart sustainability solutions.