Sunday, July 30, 2017 — Established in Mühlacker near Stuttgart in Germany in 1928, elumatec AG began producing light-metal sand-cast parts. Today, as the leading premium supplier in the segment of profile machining solutions for a vast array of different metal and PVC profile industries, elumatec’s production range includes basic, manual-operation machines as well as complex, state-of-the-art profile machining centers with CNC control.
elumatec offers complete solutions required for setting up efficient, safe and ergonomic production lines, software solution, including assembly equipment, roller conveyors, transport trolleys, glazing units and tools.
Now, with 720 employees as well as subsidiaries and dealers in over 50 countries worldwide, the results of many years of work have been characterised by impressive references, numerous patents and inventions, over 28,000 customers and more than 5,000 profile machining centers manufactured.
Leading the Supply of Processing Equipment in WDF
As a company recognised as a world leader in the supply of processing equipment for the production of Doors, Windows, and Facades, elumatec has been at the forefront of industry trends in the Middle East as well as the international markets.
According to Ayman Droubi, who is the General Manager of elumatec Middle East, there have been a number of exciting development and trends in the industry that have dominated the WDF landscape since elumatec opened their branch in the UAE in the late 90s.
“The increased demand for automated production lines has resulted in less dependency on manual labour which has been traditionally dominant in previous years – especially in this region,” he says. “This has ultimately resulted in increased productivity and consistency in the quality of the finished product.”
Also, due to the increasing complexity in the design aspect of the façade, elumatec has been a pioneer in developing more sophisticated machining solutions. “This has always been the focal point of our product development plans,” Droubi explains.
Another major trend for elumatec has been the shift into “paperless” production with the use of integrated software solutions where the flow on information is communicated digitally/numerically from the design stage, throughout the stages of production. “This ultimately has resulted in increased output, less wastage of material, and accurate reporting of production output,” says Droubi.
He notes that there is also a growing demand for green and sustainable energy-saving façade solutions to cope with the hot and harsh regional environment.
Driving Dynamism with Design
Over the years, elumatec has been involved with many façade projects in the region, but the one that stands out the most for Droubi is the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.
“The breath-taking, eight-layer dome structure consisted over 7,000 star shaped Aluminum elements placed in a random overlapping fashion to create a special lighting affect under it,” Droubi explains. “Often, magnificent structures represent many challenges to execute.”
elumatec is founding partner and exhibitor at Windows, Doors & Facades Event 2017. Running from 25-27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Halls 6, 7 and 8, the event is organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, and co-located with Gulf Glass, FM Expo and The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show. To know more, visit www.windowsdoorsandfacadeevent.com.