Dubai: Expo Dubai India pavilion delegation, led by Indian Ambassador to the UAE and Consul General, visited headquarters and manufacturing plants of Conares, the region’s second-largest steel manufacturer, owned by UAE’s top Indian industrialist, Bharat Bhatia, at Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA).
The delegation included His Excellency Shri Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India in the UAE; His Excellency Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai; Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Ms Gunveena Chadha, Asst. Secretary General of FICCI, Mr Praveen Mittal, Director of FICCI and Shri Pankaj Bodkhe of Consul at CGI Dubai.
FICCI is the industry partner of the Indian government for its participation in the World Expo, and the delegation seeks support of Indian business leaders to make Expo Dubai’s India Pavilion a huge success.
His Excellency Shri Pavan Kapoor said, “We are glad to visit the headquarters of Conares, which is among the tier-1 organisations led by top Indian business leaders. We are seeking the support of Conares to make India Pavilion at the Expo Dubai a resounding success. We have planned to showcase some great activities and programs as our country’s achievements and diversity at the Expo. The India Pavilion will also play a key role to make significant progress in several existing areas of cooperation between India and the UAE in addition to exploring new opportunities.”
“Historically, the UAE and India share a special bond. The Indo-UAE bilateral relationship will witness another phase of development with India’s massive presence in the Expo. Both the nations are moving in positive directions. The UAE looks at India seriously, and positive interactions will benefit both the countries and the people,” he added.
Welcoming the delegation, Mr Bharat Bhatia, said, “We are happy to receive the honourable Indian Ambassador His Excellency Pavan Kapoor and the India Pavilion
delegation to our headquarters. We have plans to be part of the Pavilion as the Expo is expected to be a key driver of the UAE-India trade in the new decade and beyond. We will extend our full support to make the presence and engagement of the Indian Pavilion a huge success. This is the best opportunity for India to tell its extraordinary stories of diversity and economic growth to the world. We all are proud of being part of this journey. Moreover, India will bring its popular industry events to the show, and together will make the best of India at the World Expo in Dubai.”
Mr Dilip Chenoy, said, “The India Pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai will showcase the best of India at a greater level. It will open up huge opportunities for the world to engage with India as a nation of multiple resources and innovations in arts and cultures, industrial manufacturing, knowledge-based capabilities, economic growth, traditional properties and the great Indian cuisine. The Pavilion also will initiate seamless possibilities of investing in India for visitors of the Expo and investors from around the world.”
“The Pavilion will be unique in terms of its architecture, quality and content. A myriad of extraordinary stories of Indian success and innovation will be staged in the Pavilion for the world. We are here because Conares is also a big story of . Construction of the Pavilion will be completed by March 31, 2021. The Pavilion will be inaugurated in line with the certification by the authorities in Dubai,” he added.
The India pavilion will also conduct some of its prestigious and signature events such as FRAMES and HEAL in Dubai during the global event.
Conares is the leading producer of steel pipes and rebars within the region, and the only private manufacturer in the UAE. The company is also amongst the top three steel rebar mills operating 24×7 to serve the country’s upcoming projects.
Conares has continuously been evolving with the region’s growth and requirements. The company’s growth has remained on a positive trajectory for three decades of its operations, helping it cross significant steel industry growth milestones.
With its foothold securely placed in the steel industry, Conares is the one of the largest and the only private steel manufacturers in the region. Since its inception in 1988, Conares initially focused on steel trading. Having built extensive partnerships with renowned steel plants across the world, it brought the world-best competencies to the region, by setting up its own state of art manufacturing facility in UAE. The company earmarked AED 200 million towards expansions by the year 2020. Being a 100 per cent privately owned entity, the company assets exceed US$300 million of investments in the UAE.
As the Middle East focuses on development, Conares serves as the perfect partner to meet the growing industry requirements for steel rebars and pipes. A diversified and full-fledged manufacturing facility based in the UAE, the strategic hub between the East and the West, Conares today is the premier producer of quality steel products for wide-ranging needs; having a total manufacturing capacity of 1,000,000 MT annually. Conares earned various international product certifications for its various steel products, which it serves in the fledgling construction industry in the region and abroad. Meanwhile, its on-going efforts in streamlining its manufacturing operations to be safe for its employees and community have earned the company its sustainability certification from UK CARES Sustainability Scheme.
From its central location in Dubai, UAE; Conares serves an extensive network of clientele including pre-engineering companies, steel trading companies and construction majors not in the Middle East but across wider markets that are easily accessed from its headquarters. Led by a team of experienced and skilled professionals, Conares today employs more than 500 people. Conares has set new benchmarks in the steel industry through its commitment to quality, excellence and service standards. A trusted name in the industry, Conares is led by the vision to support the region’s infrastructure development by providing world-class steel products through long-term partnerships. At Conares every business partnership, each product, every process and any aspect of service is defined by three core values – Trust, Quality & Strength.