@The Big 5: Laticrete’s $2m palace deal

 | November 26, 2015

undefinedSujit Singh, Managing Director Middle East and Africa at Laticrete has revealed that his company is supplying more than $2 million worth of products to the presidential palace currently under construction in Abu Dhabi. Laticrete has also worked on Sheikh Mohammed’s palace in Dubai, in addition to royal residences in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

The company has signed a $1.5m contract with Mall of Egypt, the 160,000 sqm shopping centre being developed by Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Properties in Cairo. Laticrete is supplying 22 shipping containers of Latapoxy 300 adhesive for the project.

It also worked on the $272m extension of Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates which took 18 months and 15 million man hours going into building two domes, three glass barrel roof lights, nine bridges and three escalators to connect the extension to the existing mall.

Singh said the company is also working on airports in Oman and Jeddah, in deals worth $1.5m and 1m.

The American manufacturer of construction supplies has introduced its Supercap pump truck technology at the show. As a cost-effective and time-efficient method of finishing new concrete or capping existing slabs, Supercap combines the latest cement-based technology with computer-controlled blending units.

Singh said: “You can gauge our products’ time saving capabilities with the fact that our SUPERCAP can lay up to 6,000 sqm of tiles per day, without needing the manpower. This means that four workers can build a building as tall as Burj Khalifa.”

The Laticrete facade system consists of a series of installation components which provide permanent, high strength, freeze/thaw, thermal and earthquake shock resistant exterior tile, brick or stone facades.

Due to its ongoing success, Laticrete has bought four companies in the past year and plans to expand into other sectors of construction materials.


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