Rexton Technologies developed the new facility with a total
investment of over Dh50 million. Rexton Technologies is an industrial
arm of Kingston Holdings, which is considered one of the largest
investment companies in the Sharjah Airport International Free (SAIF)
The new facility includes a fully integrated and highly
developed LED Manufacturing factory that covers an area of 125,000
square feet, an office building that incorporates green design
techniques and technologies, and a state of the art laboratory that
specializes in LED light technologies.
The new manufacturing unit
has the capacity to manufacture 100,000 recessed fittings, 150,000
batten fittings, and a variety of commercial weather proof fittings,
highbays and floodlights.
The inauguration ceremony for the
project was attended by Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Saud Salim Al Mazrouei,
Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority and
Hamriyah Free Zone Authority; Mr. Lalu Samuel, Chairman and Managing
Director of Kingston Holdings; and a number of government officials,
representatives from the business community, the company’s senior
management and the media.
The attendees toured all sections of the
project, which covers a total area of 140,000 square feet. They were
briefed on the various stages of production in the new factory, which is
considered a significant step forward for Rexton Technologies in the
LED Lighting segment that focuses on energy efficiency, sustainability
and reduction of operational costs.
The crowd also toured the
company’s new office headquarters, which was built according to the best
environmental standards in terms of conserving energy, water and
material resources. They then visited the company's 3,000 square feet
laboratory, which is equipped with ultra-modern equipment that test the
efficiency of LED bulbs, and gauge their quality and their colour
Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), said: "The Chamber is
keen to offer support to investors and the business community by
providing benefits and facilities that support ambitious economic and
investment activities, which is in line with the economic vision of
Al Owais noted that the Rexton project is an innovative
industrial project that is based on state of the art green technology.
He stressed that the Chamber will continue its efforts to double the
volume of investments in the industrial sector in Sharjah and bring more
unique investments similar to the Rexton project to the emirate.
Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
Authority and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, congratulated Rexton
technologies for launching this innovative investment project that
represents a unique addition to Sharjah’s industrial sector, and which
will help encourage other investors to launch projects in Sharjah that
benefit from the advantages and facilities offered by the emirate and
the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone. He added that Sharjah has
established itself as a leading investment destination due to the wise
vision and guidance of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al
Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and with the
support of Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince
and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Al Mazrouei said: “Hosting this
investment in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone comes as part of
the Authority's efforts to attract new foreign investments to Sharjah.
The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, which includes more than
7,500 companies operating in various commercial, industrial and service
sectors, is characterized by various factors that attract the attention
Al Mazrouei praised Rexton Technologies for
doubling its investments and expansion plans in the Sharjah Airport
International Free Zone, which helps enhance its presence in regional
and international markets. He remarked that the SAIF Zone is committed
to providing investors with facilities that help support the growth of
their business, which in turn contributes to attracting more investments
to the emirate and the country.
Mr. Lalu Samuel, Chairman and
Managing Director of Kingston Holdings, praised the level of support and
facilities that Rexton Technologies has received to launch the project,
especially from the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority
and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He added that
selecting Sharjah as a regional centre to expand the company's
businesses came after extensive studies, which indicated that Sharjah is
the best destination for this project given the attractive competitive
advantages offered by the emirate that help to serve the company’s
operations and expansion plans in the region’s markets.
corporate headquarters have been designed with an eco-friendly, green
building concept that optimizes the use of resources such as energy,
water and construction materials. The building was built to only require
sunlight as a source of light and does not require the use of
electricity during the day. The building was also fitted with
innovative green design techniques and technologies such as insulated
blocks walls, insulated roofing, double glazed black colour glass,
recycled marble in outdoor spaces and environmentally friendly dyes, as
well as electronic sensor taps that help conserve water consumption.
company's premises are surrounded by desert plants that do not need
large amounts of water and that are equipped with a state of the art
irrigation system. The building is also equipped with advanced air
conditioning units that helps save electricity, and energy efficient
lamps that use infrared technology to only turn on in the presence of
Rexton Technologies is considered one of the leading
brands of Kingston Holdings, with over 12 years of expertise with its
manufacturing facility that is located in SAIF zone. The company has
invested more than Dh500 million overall since its establishment in SAIF
About Kingston Holdings
Holdings is the largest investment company in SAIF Zone, with its
facility spread over 1 million square feet of land, which includes
300,000 square feet for logistics and distribution facilities, 125,000
square feet for a vast manufacturing area and 200,000 sq. ft. for office
The company’s diverse businesses, which are
headquartered in SAIF Zone, manufacture over 1,200 products in various
categories, which includes air movement, heating, ventilation, PVC cable
management, metal cable management, modular enclosures, data cabinets,
and domestic and industrial light fittings.
The group operates its
international joint ventures and other major business divisions across
the region from its SAIF Zone headquarters, which includes Glen Dimplex
Middle East of Ireland, GP batteries of Hong Kong, Pierlite of Australia
and Ansell Lighting of UK.
Kingston Holdings Joint Venture also
includes major brands in its portfolio, such as Rexton, Xpelair,
Dimplex, Pierlite, GP Batteries, Morphy Richards, Ansell, Burco, LEC and
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