With the introduction of its latest anodising line, Arabian Extrusion has reached another milestone in its journey.Arabian Extrusions Factory (AREXCO) has introduced the long awaited anodising line to its list of value added processes available to its discerning customers. The plant, which is a semi automatic line of three 36,000 amp pulse rectifiers is set to produce over 3,600 metric tonne per annum. It was constructed in response to an increasing demand for the process in the GCC as well as African, Middle Eastern and European markets.Certified processesAll chemicals used in the AREXCO anodising process are supplied by a trusted German company Alu Finish, which is an international company and well known as a leader in its field. Anodised colours available include variants ranging from silver to black including champagne and brown. These can be supplied in a choice of matt or polished surface finish. Anodising thickness range is between 10 to 25 microns depending on customer preference. Through the dedicated efforts of its team, Arabian Extrusions has managed to achieve full scale production in less than three months from erection of the plant, helped into full swing by the healthy market response.The anodising process has been fully accorded the ISO 9001:2008 certification from BSI UK. The company has also received Qualinod approval from its certification body in Zurich Switzerland, further cementing its drive for quality.This achievement has been possible due to the continuous support and dedicated involvement of the company's Chairman and Managing Director, Ibrahim Saeed Al Ghas, said Albert Melkias, General Manager. Export strategy Arabian Extrusion, always strives to improve its market position. Aluminium profiles are mainly used in the construction industry in this part of the world, but due to recession in construction activities the demand for aluminium profiles in UAE has been on the lower side. In view of this changed scenario, the company has adopted a new strategy of concentrating more on export market. It has succeeded in exporting its products to non-GCC countries like, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, MENA countries like Morocco, African countries like Eritrea, Tanzania. The company also secures business from Indian market on regular basis. Besides these, the company also exports its products to all GCC countries, Yeman and Afghanistan."AREXCO is one of the preferred extruders for many system developers namely, Technal, Vistawall, Smart, Kawaneer, Gutman, etc. The company also has its own systems viz. AREXAL Curtain Wall System, Thermal Break Windows and Doors System, and Non-thermal Break Windows and Doors System. These systems are tested by international laboratories for their suitability to the Gulf climatic conditions", said Vasanth Shetty, Sales and Marketing Manager.One-stop solutionWith the commissioning of anodising plant, AREXCO is now able to serve its customers with a complete range of finishes, like mill finish, anodising, powder coating, and wood effect finish, under one umbrella.AREXCO profiles are used in many applications, including kitchen cabinets, air-conditioning equipment, signboards, railings, automotive industry, unitised systems, etc.