RAK Ceramics operates 9 factories in the Emirate, with plants in Bangladesh, Slovakia and China. Exporting to more than 135 countries on 5 continents, RAK Ceramics is one of the top three ceramic manufacturers in the world.
The company produces 200,000 square metres of ceramic and gees porcellanto tiles everyday, also producing special items such as decors, listellos and skirting. RAK Ceramics
Given the Emirate’s high quality limestone deposits, RAK’s large limestone quarries support the construction, steel and cement industries in the U.A.E.
Cement & building materials forms one of the most important local industries in Ras Al Khaimah. Local stone, quarried from the mountains, is used to produce a variety of building materials. RAK is the only emirate in the UAE to produce oil-well cement, white cement and lime, and is a major domestic supplier and exporter of these much-needed products.
A brief overview of the major cement companies in RAK is set out below:
Union Cement Company
Union Cement Company was the UAE’s first cement producer, established in 1972 in the Khor Kuwair Industrial area in the north of the Emirate. UCC operates one of the biggest cement kilns in the world.
Gulf Cement Company
GCC is the largest cement producer in the UAE and a leading regional and international cement exporter with an annual production capacity of 2.6 million tons of cement and 1.3 million tons of clinker.