RAK Ceramics is the world’s biggest ceramics maker, with its products sold to 150 countries. The company was established in 1991 under the management of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. It is now listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and boasts a wide range of products that feature in some of the most iconic buildings in the world.
Specialising in ceramic, porcelain, wall and floor tiles and sanitary ware, the company prides itself on its ability to produce bespoke products for both small- and large-scale projects at its main factory in the UAE, and through plants in China, Sudan, Bangladesh, India and Iran. With sales of over AED3.6 billion ($980 million) each year and 15,000 staff, RAK Ceramics produces 110 million sq m of tiles and five million pieces of sanitary ware per year. Seamlessly blending high-technology and traditional manufacturing, the company’s wide range of production techniques includes digital printing, antimicrobial, and glow-in-the-dark finishes.
RAK Ceramics’ accent on innovation has earned it a number of accolades. In 2015, it won three gongs at the Stevie Awards – the silver award for Most Innovative Company and two bronze awards for Health, Safety and Environment Programme of the Year.
Committed to environmental sustainability, RAK Ceramics is a founding member of the Emirates Green Building Council and is also the first ceramics manufacturing company in the region to produce a global reporting initiative (GRI) for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR), based on the GRIGR4 guidelines.www.rakceramics.com