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Projecting itself as a concrete specialist in Saudi Arabia, Al Kifah Building Materials Company (AKBMC) continues to grow its business throughout the kingdom, promptly responding and even anticipating the needs of the market. Towards this end, it has undergone vertical and horizontal expansion to enfold a range of factories, right from crushers and readymix concrete facilities to a concrete batching plant factory
Its star product is readymix concrete which it continues to supply to some of the niche projects in the kingdom. Our concrete business is huge and generates most of the revenue of Al Kifah Building Materials Company, says Sulaiman Al Afaliq, chairman of AKBMC. In fact, we have increased our overall sales by 20 per cent this year, despite the global downturn, thanks to the performance of our readymix business. One of the most prestigious projects being handled by its concrete supply division is the Manifa oilfield development, which entails the building of several drilling islands and a 41-km causeway that will enable transportation from the coast to shallow-water offshore platforms
The project involves extensive dredging and reclamation works to create islands and we are happy to be the sole concrete supplier to this massive development, says Al Afaliq. This is the first project of its kind that we are handling and have already supplied about half around …