UAE-based Rubber World Industry (RWI), a leader in HVAC and MEP products, has launched United Air-Conditioning, a specialised company with an investment of Dh90 million ($25 million) in a production plant in Al Jurf industrial area, Ajman.
The new manufacturing unit, spanning over a 10,000-sq-m area, is part of the company’s expansion plans backed by the rising demand for the company’s cooling, heating and now coronavirus related products.
At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company saw a sharp increase in health and environment-related products such as disinfectant chambers, HVAC filters, air cleaners, optimised HVAC products, configured rubber insulation and ducts to limit the virus spread.
Muzammil Shaikhani, Managing Director of Rubber World Industry, while attributing the new milestone to its customers, said that during the pandemic, Rubber World thrived rather than survived and launched United Air Conditioning to cater to the increasing needs of its customers.
“Our R&D quickly responded to the new demand for health-related products that people and businesses need to maintain health, safety and contain the spread of coronavirus and its variants and started manufacturing this line, which helped doubled our growth and created the need for a specialized production line,” he said.
The new entity – United Air Conditioning – will complement Rubber World in manufacturing the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling, mechanical, electrical and plumbing products, parts and accessories for commercial and residential use in the UAE.
United Air Conditioning will focus on health and environment-related products, modified HVAC and MEP parts- such as the rubber insulation and ducting lines which have become essential in the current environment. It helps in reducing emissions, improves energy efficiency and contributes to the climate change agenda.
Rubber World currently has two units in UAE and one in Sri Lanka. The company plans to set up six new production facilities in South Asia and the Middle East in the next three years to cater to the needs of its growing customer base.
United Air Conditioning and Rubber World have increased its new range of products such as cooler tubes and sheets which is CFC free designed for exposed pipe area as commonly seen in supermarkets, hospitals and schools. Another key area in demand for United Air Conditioning’s is all types of flexible ducts and ducting accessories with all kinds of adhesive tapes.