Dubai – MENA Herald : Egypt’s ACROW Misr, one of the leading manufacturers, designers and suppliers of metal formwork and scaffolding in the Middle East and North Africa, is exploring further international expansion following its success at Bauma 2016. Held last month in Munich, the trade event is the largest construction machinery fair in the world, attracting more than half a million visitors and 3,423 exhibitors in its 31st edition.
ACROW Misr was the only Egyptian exhibitor at this year’s fair and garnered widespread trade interest because of its extensive experience on major infrastructure projects across MENA. The company now operates branches in Algeria, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Mohamed Farag, CEO of ACROW Misr, said: “Our Participation in the Bauma International Fair in Germany is an important step in our expansion plans to target international markets, especially after the success we have achieved in recent years working on a diverse portfolio of major projects in the various countries where we operate.
“We are now ready to export this expertise to other countries where we see solid growth potential and will be following up on trade interest received at Bauma from companies in Malaysia, South Africa, Cyprus, Iran, South America & Eastern Europe.”
Following its role in the construction of most of Egypt’s landmark buildings, ACROW Misr has become a partner of choice on many of the region’s high profile construction projects. In 2015, the company generated a total revenue of USD 60 million.
In the UAE, ACROW Misr has worked on several recent projects including, Ras al khor Crossing, the upgrade of junctions at Dubai Airport road, the access to Dubai Parks from Sheikh Zayed Road, the access to the Bluewaters Island project, elevating Sheikh Zayed Road for the Dubai Water Canal infrastructure, Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road E311, the road network and interchange for Abu Dhabi Airport, the improvement of the Mafraq to Al Ghwaifat Border Post Highway, and the directional ramp from Al Khail highway. The company was also responsible for the construction of both Danat Al Emarat Hospital and Dar Al Shifaa Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
In Qatar, ACROW Misr has participated in a diverse range of infrastructure and commercial projects including Lusail City, the North Road enhancements, the new Orbital Highway, Al Wakrah Bypass, Al Bayt Stadium, the Precinct in Al Khor, Al Bustan Complex at Ramada Area and Al Thuraya Tower in West Bay.
Major projects in Saudi Arabia have included the Makkah-Medina High Speed Railway Project, Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Khalid Airport in Riyadh, King Saud University in Riyadh, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Dhahran.
“ACROW’s track record of success is not only the result of our outstanding design and manufacturing capabilities, but also due to the emphasis we place on training and health and safety,” added Mr. Farag.
The company provides extensive after-sales services including the required onsite training and qualification of workers for the erection and the installation of various formwork and scaffolding solutions. It examines all scaffolding immediately before the pouring of concrete to ensure it is design-compliant, and delivers comprehensive maintenance services to all clients.
In addition to supplying standard scaffolding and formwork solutions for different types of structural elements, ACROW Misr specializes in special orders and customized solutions that are tailored for specific projects.