Khaled Salmeen, Executive Vice President of theKhalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), is inviting companies involved in producing aluminium goods and components to consider setting up business in the UAE.

In addition to world-class infrastructure, Salmeen points to the benefits of highly competitive land lease rates, the cost and environmental savings associated with local utility supplies and a currency fixed to the US dollar.

In Abu Dhabi, Kizad is building a massive industrial development that it claims is the first in the world to be based on vertically integrated ‘clusters’ serving industries such as aluminium, steel and plastics.

The proximity of the businesses within Kizad’s aluminium cluster allows the establishment of a ‘hot metal road’, a specially constructed roadway enabling the transport and delivery of aluminium in molten form, saving downstream manufacturers the cost of re-melting ingots.

Mr Saleem is due to make his proposal at this week’s 2nd Annual Aluminium Summit in New York.