To complement our construction businesses, we have investments in companies focused on the manufacturing of fabricated steel products, glass curtain walling, paints and concrete pipes.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS PORTFOLIO

National Steel Fabrication (NSF)

Established in 1995, NSF is wholly-owned subsidiary which manufactures fabricated steel products primarily for energy, petroleum, industrial and construction clients.

NSF operates from four plants in Egypt with a total production capacity of 120,000 metric tons per annum.

www.nsfegypt.com

 

Alico Egypt S.A.E. (Alico)

Alico was established in 1999 as a 50/50 joint venture between Orascom Construction Industries and Alico UAE, a leading architectural products manufacturer. Alico manufactures and installs aluminium and glass curtain walls, doors and windows as well as architectural aluminium works primarily for building projects.

Alico operates from one 12,000 meter plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt, supplying customers primarily in Egypt and North Africa. They have supplied architectural products to many landmark projects over the years including the Nile City Towers complex, Heliopolis Citystars complex, San Stafano Hotel, Cairo International Airport, Borg El Arab Airport and several buildings at the prestigious Smart Village business park.

www.alicoegypt.com

 

United Paints & Chemicals (UPC)

Established in 1995, UPC is a 56.5% owned subsidiary of the Company. UPC operates under the brand name DryMix, and is the largest manufacturer of cement-based ready mixed mortars in powdered form used by the construction industry in Egypt with a total production capacity of 240,000 metric tons per annum.

UPC operates from a plant in Egypt, supplying products to clients primarily in Egypt and North Africa. Core ranges include mortars for plaster and skim coats, putty for smoothing cementitious substrates, decorative façade renders, tile adhesives for internal and external use, coloured tile grout, sealing slurries and a flooring range.

www.drymixegypt.com

 

United Holding Company (UHC)

UHC is a 56.5% owned subsidiary of the Company which is the holding company for each of the following 50% owned subsidiaries of UHC:

The Egyptian Gypsum Company
Egyptian Gypsum Company was established in 1999 and represents a strategic partnership with Saint Gobain. The company is one of the largest producers of gypsum and its derivatives in the Egyptian market, where it operates three production facilities in Alexandria (Amereyah), Ismailia (Balah) and Monufeya (Sadat). These facilities are strategically located close to the quarries from which the company extracts gypsum. The company’s main product mix comprises traditional gypsum products, building plasters, finishing plasters, plaster boards and industrial plasters.

BASF Construction Chemicals
BASF Construction Chemicals was established in 2000 and is currently one of the largest producers of specialty chemicals in the Egyptian and Algerian markets. It represents a strategic partnership with BASF International. The company operates two production facilities one in Egypt (Sadat) and the other in Algeria (Baba Aly) on an approximate area of 10,000 square meters and 2,000 square meters, respectively. BASF offers a variety of products, namely admixture for concrete and for mortar, surface improvement, grouting, repair systems and protective coating, tiling systems, flooring systems, waterproofing, joint sealants, corrosion protection and PVS membranes. The company’s biggest customers include major ready mix producers as well as major contractors.

A-Build Egypt
A-Build Egypt was established in 2000 and is a specialised contracting company focused on construction protection and repair, mainly in waterproofing, concrete repair injection, industrial flooring protective coatings and joints sealants, maintenance of oil facilities, and construction of air fields. The company operates in a niche segment in Egypt and therefore does not face significant competition.

www.uhcegypt.com

 

National Pipe Company (NPC)

Established in 1993, NPC is a 40% owned investment of the Company and is an Egyptian manufacturer of precast concrete pipes and pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes primarily for water transmission pipelines and wastewater force mains applications in infrastructure projects.

NPC operates from two plants in Egypt with a production capacity of 86 km of concrete piping that range from 700 to 3,000 millimetres, supplying products to clients primarily in Egypt and North Africa.

 

SCIB Chemical (SCIB)

Established in 1981, SCIB is a 14.7% owned investment of the Company which manufactures decorative paints and industrial coating primarily for the construction industry. SCIB, which is majority owned by Asian Paints Ltd of India, operates two plants in Egypt with a production capacity of 130,000 kilolitres of paint per year, supplying products to clients primarily in Egypt and North Africa. 

www.scibpaints.com