Set up in 1972 in the Khor Khwair Industrial Area, Ras Al Khaimah, Union Cement Company is the first cement producer of United Arab Emirates. H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of UAE inaugurated the unit in 1973, few months after the foundation of the UAE federation, flagging off a journey to become an organization that is diversified and self-reliant is committed to contribute to the economic development of the nation and create value for all its stakeholders.
In alignment to our goal to provide products of the highest standard, Union Cement Company was the first cement manufacturer in the Middle East, to have obtained the ISO and API certifications. We have been steadily adding capacity and markets, along with leveraging a logistically advantageous position with our proximity to the Mina Saqr Port, and have emerged to be one of the leading domestic suppliers and exporters of cement and clinker. We serve the markets in Gulf, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Our products have been used in several prestigious projects such as the Dubai Golf Club, Burj Al Arab, and Abu Dhabi Mall, to name a few.
Adapting sustainable manufacturing practices is integral to us, a significant aspect of which is reducing environmental emissions and power generation through Waste Heat Recovery. The current installed capacity for green power generation is 26.5 MW.
To be the first choice of domestic & overseas customers for cement in the United Arab Emirates, by providing quality products and exemplary customer service, while according utmost priority to health, safety and environmental protection.
To be a benchmark in customer satisfaction by providing products and services that cater to their requirements and surpass expectations.
To ensure complete adherence to local rules and regulations, and protect the environment.
To adopt transparency in all business practices and transactions
To ensure the well-being of our employees and the local community.
To maximize benefit to all our stakeholders.
To contribute to the socio-economic development of Ras Al Khaimah and other Emirates in the UAE
A journey of building the future, creating new records and surpassing them every day
The first cement producer ever to be established in the United Arab Emirates, in the Khor Khwair Industrial Area, Ras Al Khaimah, the Union Cement Company becomes a flagbearer of the industrialisation initiative.
H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates inaugurates the first plant, flagging off a journey that would create history.
The first line is commissioned under the management of ‘Norcem AS’, a member of Heidelberg Cement Group.
In an interval of two years the second unit is commissioned and capacity increases to 1500 tonnes per day.
The third cement unit is commissioned raising the cement production capacity to 1.2 million tonnes per annum.
The promise of high standards reinforced with the American Petroleum Institute (API) Spec Q1 certification. UCC starts production of API certified Oil Well Cement under the brand ‘Norwell’, becoming the only cement company in the United Arab Emirates to be producing oil well cement for next three decades.
ISO 9000 certification obtained – a testimony to provide products that are a benchmark of quality and services that are a customer’s delight.
The company gets ISO 14001 certification and becomes the first ever cement manufacturer in the Middle East to have obtained an ISO and API certification.
A milestone achieved with the commissioning of ‘Plant 4’, a 10,000 metric tonnes per day clinker production kiln that increases the clinker production capacity by 3.75 times - from 1.2 to 4.5 million tonnes per annum.
Union Cement Company becomes the biggest cement manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates with the commissioning of Cement Mills 5 and 6, as the total cement production capacity rises to 4.8 million tonnes per annum.
A breakthrough year with 11x increase in annual sales – from 275,000 tonnes in 1977 to 3.0 million tonnes in 2008.
OHSAS 18001 certification pledging the company’s dedication to Health and Safety. In the same year UCC achieves total clinker production of 3.28 million tonnes surpassing all past records.
An Indian public listed company and one of the top three cement manufacturers of India acquires shareholding and management control of the company.
The company creates history with the production of 14,500 metric tonnes per day of Clinker from a single kiln – the highest ever in the world.
The encouragement that we receive from our stakeholders day on day inspires us to achieve more
For sponsoring Ramadan by the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Emiratisation Award to honour the pioneers working to support the UAE Vision 2021
By the Tawteen 360° Student Forum, for the national program for student internships and summer jobs (Wajehni)
Membership of Tawteen Partners Club in recognition of Union Cement Company’s contribution to Emiratisation
By the Dar Al Ber Society for sponsoring Quran memorization sessions for students during summer vacations
Educational Sports Contribution for contribution in sports
By the Ras Al Khaimah HR Department for sponsoring the Zayed Humanitarian Work Day event
Completion of 25 years in GCC for providing high job opportunities for UAE nationals
National Event in Bowling
By RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry for contribution towards the development of UAE
RAKEZ Business Excellence award for outstanding contribution in the development among free zone in Ras Al Khaimah
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