Driving sustainable economic growth is one way we make modern life possible for the societies in which we operate. EGA has played a major role in the industrialisation and economic diversification of the UAE for decades, and is making a substantial economic contribution in Guinea.
Aluminium’s use plays an essential role in improving transport efficiencies, reducing energy consumption and global greenhouse gas emissions, improving product longevity and reducing demand on natural resources.
For decades, Emirates Global Aluminium has maintained and developed global competitiveness by focusing on innovation and continuous improvement. We have developed our own aluminium smelting technology in the United Arab Emirates for more than 25 years.
When Majid Al Usaimi was only two years old, he contracted polio. The life-threatening disease left him reliant on a wheelchair to get around. But even as a child, he did not let his difficulties hold him back.
Majid went on to study in Dubai and graduated from university with honours. Since then, he has dedicated his life to working closely with people of determination, encouraging healthy lifestyles through sports and challenging societal views of disability.
“My story started from childhood, I believed that I could achieve success and reach far. Despite the challenges, I was able to overcome them and succeed in several areas, most important of which is being an active member of society and creating positive change.”
Together, innovating aluminium to make modern life possible
Aluminium is among the world’s most versatile metals, and our global customers transform it into products that make modern life possible – from smartphones and building materials to food packaging and car parts.
Aluminium is a major contributor to cutting-edge technology leading paralympic sports. Aluminium is the metal of choice for wheelchair rugby chairs, as the metal is able to withstand impacts and crashes.
“As the president of the Asian Paralympic Committee and a former athlete myself, aluminium is of great importance in the lives of people of determination because it is used in most Paralympic sports equipment.
“Due to its lightweight and strength, it is used in wheelchairs for racing, tennis and basketball amongst other sports.”
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