In talks with Gautham Surendran, Customer Relationship Manager

Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 in Dubai this November. We spoke to the company's Customer Relationship Manager, Gautham Surendran; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate at The Big 5, the global hub for the construction industry.

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What products will you be showcasing at the event?

We will be showcasing hot dip galvanized steel coils and customized slit coils & plain sheets, which find their application in the construction, fabrication and non-automotive industry.

What added value do these products bring to the Building Envelope and Special Construction sector?

Hot dip galvanization by the continuous process provides a cost effective protective solution for steel used in many construction applications. They also form the substrate for pre-painted steel coils used in many industrial & infrastructure building projects.

Can you share your outlook on the MENA construction industry? Why is it important for you to do business in this region?

AGIS is an established brand of galvanized steel coils in the MENA region. We have an established customer base that looks up to AGIS as a reliable & cost effective domestic mill for their GI requirements and as a quality substitute for imports.

What is unique about the Gulf construction industry compared to other regions where you operate?

The vibrant construction & fabrication industry in the Gulf region has a strong demand for customized GI products. ​ Being a local manufacturer with a significant production capacity, we add a lot of value & reliability to local projects.

About Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC -

Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC. (AGIS) is the first and only flat steel cold rolling and galvanising complex in the UAE and one of the largest producers of galvanised steel in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is a joint venture of the Saif Al Ghurair Group, one of the largest and well diversified business houses of UAE, and Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Japan's largest and one of the biggest steel makers in the world. Located in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, the 400,000TPA facility caters to the requirement of the construction, steel fabrication and other non-automotive industries, primarily in the MENA region.

Meet Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC. at The Big 5, Sheikh Saeed 3 - SS3 E51, Dubai World Trade Centre, from 25 to 28 November!

About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.