Qatalum’s participation in Aluminium Brazil forms part of the smelter’s overall strategy to develop itself into a leading player in the aluminium sector on a global scale.
Aluminium Brazil brought together leaders in the aluminium industry from across the globe and Qatalum took the opportunity to inform themselves of the latest trends and developments in the aluminium market, meet with numerous other firms involved in the aluminium sector, present their prospectus and achievements, and explore new markets with the aim of generating mutually beneficial business relationships.
Speaking on Qatalum’s participation in Aluminium Brazil, Mr. Khalid Laram, Qatalum DCEO, said, “Aluminium Brazil is one of the premier events on the international aluminium industry’s calendar, and as such formed an excellent platform for us to showcase our achievements and the perfect occasion to introduce Qatalum to an international audience as one of the leading aluminium smelters in the GCC region. The exhibition also formed an excellent vehicle through which to explore new markets and business relations, as well as strengthening and enhancing the existing relationships within this vital sector.”
The GCC region is increasingly emerging as a significant primary aluminium producer due to the region’s low production costs, good transport links, infrastructure, industrial policy regulation and economic stability. It is Qatalum’s objective to not only capitalise on the rapid growth within this sector in the GCC, but to also ensure that the downstream industries, in Qatar, benefit and are developed concurrently.
As Qatar’s representative in the aluminium sector we are not only working towards developing our role as an aluminium smelter, but it is also our imperative to make sure that growth happens across the board. Our goal is to ensure the development of the downstream industry in Qatar, especially within construction and automotive arenas. By strengthening our international ties, and increasing our profile in the global aluminium field, we greatly increase the opportunities for growth within Qatar,” Mr Laram added.
Qatalum holds a leading position in the Gulf for certified operational excellence, high-quality aluminium products and environmental performance. It is the catalyst combination primary aluminium production with industrial knowledge to facilitate a diverse aluminium related industry. The ultimate objective is to make Qatar one of the main global centres of aluminium trade and production.