In talks with Jorge de la Rosa, Chief Executive Officer

Tecfire will be exhibiting its latest products at Windows Doors and Facades Event 2019. We spoke to the company's Chief Executive Officer, Jorge de la Rosa; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate in the largest dedicated platform for the windows, doors and facades industry in the Middle East.

Jorge de la Rosa
Jorge de la Rosa


What products will you be showcasing at the event?

Tecfire will be displaying the most innovative range of fire-rated glass systems on the market. Over the last 35 years, Tecfire has become one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies in the field of fire-rated glass systems in the world.

Tell us more about your top projects and the challenges posed by them.

Being the specialist leader, Tecfire is involved in some of the most iconic projects in UAE. Louvre Museum is an excellent example of Tecfire’s capabilities since the complexity of the fire-rated glass systems designed and manufactured for this project was a significant technical challenge.  The Opera House Dubai, and Skyview the Address, are also some of the top-level projects done by Tecfire.   

Will you be launching any new products in the market this year?

TECFIRE will launch into the market some of the most innovative products such as: ​ the all-new Alufire aluminum fire rated sliding door system with up to one hour of fire resistance and has the slimmest profiles in the market; the all-new Glassfire fire-rated frameless door system with up to one hour of fire resistance, and also it is a door system made of glass with no profiles; and the all-new Alufire aluminum double acting pivot door system with up to one hour of fire resistance.

Please shed some light on your fire-resistant glass and the latest technology acquired for the same.

The fire-rated glass that Tecfire uses on all of its systems meet the highest quality standards of the glass industry. The glass is tempered, with the maximum light transmittance and with an extraordinary level of fire performance allowing us to develop and test the largest glass surface on our systems.

How will the exhibition help you to grow your business in the UAE?

WDF 2019 is a significant event for Tecfire since it's the time of the year when we meet with our existing, new and potential clients and suppliers to discuss the latest trends in the industry of architecture. As the world changes, exhibitions such as Windows Doors & Facades will support the players in this industry to achieve our business goals. It’s an opportunity to communicate with the important people in the industry; interacting with personalities that are present at the event broadens business resources and strengthens ties with existing clients and suppliers.

What was the best part of your time at the event last year?

WDF 2018 was an opportunity for Tecfire to showcase real size fire-rated glass doors and have our visitors witness the quality of our products. The best part was to receive a more significant number of visitors from our previous participation; hence, this event shall continue to grow and achieve its purpose in supporting the industry.

About Tecfire -

Tecfire is a leading company in glass protection engineering. Innovative research, expert advice and great product know-how empower us to provide any solution in the field of glass protection systems. Tecfire’s key competence is based on generating the highest level of safety. Ensuring protection of people is our business.

Meet with TECFIRE at Windows, Doors & Facades Event 2019 - Location: Rashid Hall, Stand A217.

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.