Emal is a leading international aluminium producer and exporter, based in Pakistan’s Sindh province. The company has been in this business since 1986, when it received its license to manufacture aluminium alloys in return for undertaking a factory to assemble vehicle components. Since then, it has steadily expanded into other categories of personal and commercial products, such as mechanical engineering components and refrigeration equipment. The company continues to invest in the expansion of its product offering, which is evident by the diversified acquisition of different businesses, including Emaar, a water fuel production company.
The Memorandum and Agreement dated 12th March 2021, cover the whole transportation logistics and handling operations for the manufactured goods from Emal factory to the vessel freight port and export facility at Khalifa port. The milestone FHM mark the beginning of production for Emaar’s Phase I, as it proceeds towards a full production of over 1.3 million tonnes of aluminium a year, using mechanically fabricated alloy bars. The next phase of this project, which will use aluminium forging machines, is scheduled for the end of 2021. All the major components in the second phase are produced in the factory and delivered to the various customers across the globe.
The full manufacturing operation is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 and complete by the end of the fourth quarter of the same year. All the components that are manufactured in Emaar will be sold under the brand names PATA and ACM. The first batch of these aluminum alloy tubes was received on 10th March this year, while production has been on since then. It is estimated that the production capacity would increase with new orders in Q4 2021.
The production line in Emal is operated by four engineers who hold a combined ten years of experience between them. The facility also employs over 100 people for all the different departments like sales, engineering and quality control. During the initial stages, all the work at Emaar will be manual. As the production progresses, automatic machines are introduced so that the entire production can be handled in an efficient manner. An automatic welding and anodizing system are already in place in the Emaar facility. Initially, only tolerance machines were used for metal handling, but the production is being broadened now and all types of metal are being handled in the facility.
India’s progress in this arena is supported by the United States, United Kingdom and France. Efforts like the Multistation Program on Aluminum Alloys in India is also underway. India has become a major name in the field of aerospace and defense technology because of its successful experiments in aircraft and missile development. Nowadays, most of the global defense organizations prefer to purchase Indian products because they find Indian technology to be cost effective and credible.
Emaar has successfully conducted experiments in aircraft and space technologies. The Emaar facility has also done successful tests on autonomous operation of remotely piloted vehicles. Some of the major Indian organizations like Army, Bhabha Aerospace, Hindustan Industries and C Helicopters use the Emaar facility for testing and developing new technologies. Some of the top manufacturing companies like Mahindra, Nissan, Boeing, Tata, Infosys and others buy the components and do the final integration at Emaar.