10 June 2024: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, recently inaugurated the new manufacturing facility of Sobha Modular Industries located in Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah.

Sobha Modular Industries, a subsidiary of Sobha Group, specialises in the production of aluminium facades and bathroom pods utilising advanced AI-based CNC machines and robotics within its expansive 250,000 m² facility. The new unit encompasses an impressive production capacity of 50 pods per day, anticipated to double this output by the year end. Additionally, the facility manufactures 1,800 m² of aluminium products daily, with significant upgrades planned for the near future. This expansion is set to generate over 3,000 jobs, boosting local employment opportunities.

In an official press release by RAKEZ, Shobha Group Founder and Chairman, PNC Menon stated, “We are delighted to announce the inauguration of Sobha Modular Industries, our latest venture poised to revolutionise the regional manufacturing sector in UAE. The grand inaugural ceremony of Sobha Modular Industries was graced by the esteemed presence of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, which reflects the project’s vital role in bolstering the region’s economic and industrial capabilities. Moreover, it serves as a stellar exemplification of Sobha Group’s unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability.”

In the press release, RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad was quoted saying, “We are thrilled to welcome Sobha Modular Industries to Ras Al Khaimah. This new facility is not just an expansion of our industrial capacity; it embodies our strategic vision to attract and nurture top-tier global enterprises within our emirate, where manufacturing makes up one-third of the overall GDP. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and commitment to sustainability exemplify the innovation we aim to foster. Furthermore, it underscores Ras Al Khaimah’s role as a prime destination for innovative and sustainable industrial development. We are committed to supporting their growth and are confident that their success will inspire further industrial innovation in the region.”

Ras Al Khaimah's favourable manufacturing ecosystem, characterised by strategic proximity to essential raw materials and an attractive cost-value investment ratio, positions Sobha Group to operate its new venture efficiently and successfully.

The inauguration of a new facility by Sobha Industries demonstrates an important milestone in the economic growth and development in Ras Al Khaimah. Advanced technology application, huge productivity rates and employment generation orientedness are poised to make Sobha Group one of the biggest contributors to the manufacturing sector in the Emirate.