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Khalid Cement Industries plays key role

in Qatar’s development
T he construction sector in
Qatar is still experiencing a
boom. The global financial cri-
sis has had very little impact
on Qatar. As infrastructure
spending continues, many in-
ternational companies are bid-
ding for mega projects like the
Friendship Causeway linking
Qatar and Bahrain, Lusail City
and Energy City.
Khalid Cement Industries Com-
plex (KCIC), one of the biggest
local concrete manufacturing
company in Qatar, is a strong,
professional and dependable
partner for domestic and inter-
national companies seeking to
take part in Qatar’s major proj-
Optimistic over the great op-
portunities thrown open by
the ongoing construction
beams, boundary walls and products. KCIC has its own Each division within the depart- technologies or its own labora- ployees and everyone working
boom in Qatar, KCIC‘s senior
kerbstones. design department, including ment exists, not only to provide tory and marketing department, for the company. Fundamental
management has decided
a structural design manager, top quality products from a while most of them might try to to KCIC’s success and contin-
to implement not only some
fundamental changes within
KCIC has recently a structural engineer and 12 technical perspective but also implement similar tools and ued growth are its people. One
increased the produc- draftsmen proficient in Auto- to provide answers and solu- strategies right now. short-term objective for the new
the management but also in
CAD. With four ‘A’ frame trail- tions to clients. KCIC has decided to go an ex- R&D Department is developing
production and services to at- tion facilities. The daily ers and mobile cranes KCIC KCIC provides a full range of traordinary way of achieving a training schedule for the tech-
tract local and international capacity of the entire can now deliver and handle any concrete products and related its targets. In addition to the nical staff. This includes dealing
customers. KCIC plants now stands erection from 25 tons to 110 services to satisfy all customer mentioned developments and with international institutions
KCIC, which started work in
at 9.470 m3. tons. requirements. It has recently changes KCIC has done one such as American Concrete In-
1990, is one of the major
The company fleet includes Khalid Cement’s hollow core increased the capacities and step further to become a pro- stitute (ACI) and NRMCA to have
achievements of Khalid Corpo-
86 transit mixers, 13 pumps factory offers consistent qual- fleet, installed fully computer- fessional and successful part- all plants NRMCA-certified.
ration. Over the last decade,
(the longest is 63m), three ice ity for a multitude of appli- ized machineries and hired ner for local and international On a long-term basis, the de-
KCIC has played a pioneering
plants, three recycling plants, cations. The range includes well-experienced employees. construction companies. partment ensures that KCIC will
role in the fast track develop-
60 cement bulkers and 80 tip- 150mm-320mm commercial It has also implemented and Recently KCIC has established be working with national and
ment of the national infrastruc-
pers. It includes 32 production and residential floor slabs, ex- maintained a quality manage- two new departments: Corpo- international affiliations as well
ture, utilizing some of the coun-
tables for tilt elements, eight ternal cladding elements and ment system and established rate Governance and Research as commercial laboratories by
try’s finest ‘state of the art’
overhead cranes for product boundary walls. KCIC’s con- a new marketing department & Development. undertaking research and pre-
plant and machinery.
handling and a 7500 m2 stor- crete blocks and the interlock to fulfill all customers’ require- paring studies and information
The development and scope of Today KCIC is the first
age area. A main shipping de- and kerbstone range provide ments in terms of services and transfer which will improve the
the company has been an ef-
partment has been allocated the best quality in terms of fire communications. and only concrete concrete industry and its sup-
fective demonstration of how
resistance, strength, durability The new marketing department plementary units.
indigenous raw materials and to co-ordinate the transport of
and sound insulation. KCIC has is responsible for optimizing in-
manufacturer in Qatar The Corporate Governance is
resources can be harnessed to KCIC’s concrete products be- with its own Corporate
tween plants and sites. A mod- the facilities and technical kno- ternal as well as external com- responsible to improve KCIC
generate exceptional wealth. Governance and R&D
ern fleet management system whow to design concrete blocks munication with clients, sup- quality, to set high performance
Today, KCIC is one of Qatar’s
will be implemented soon. to any specification. pliers and business partners. departments. targets and to strengthen cost
foremost suppliers of complete
KCIC is developing a dynamic position while bringing account-
concrete solutions. The com- KCIC provides a full range of Best quality and perma- website which, while highlight-
The Research & Development
ability, a more innovative ap-
pany’s 100,000 sq m main concrete types: water proof, nent quality control are Department of KCIC plays a ma-
impermeable, fiber reinforced, ing the strength and capability proach to operating and manag-
production plant is in the Salwa jor role in the upgrading of prod-
self compacting, shotcrete, pig- KCIC‘s top priorities and of the company, will provide all ing practices and accelerating a
Industrial Area. There are two uct qualities. KCIC is dedicated
mented color and screed. KCIC guaranteed by the in- necessary information to cus- culture change by making the
other KCIC plants, one in Dafna to providing customers with
tomers, employees, suppliers organization look outward rath-
and the other in Dukhan. Two also has the facilities and tech- house laboratory. and anyone seeking informa-
their specific concrete require-
er than inward.
more KCIC plants –in Ras Laf- nical knowhow to design differ- ments, meeting the highest
The KCIC Laboratory and Qual- tion on concrete. In general Corporate Gover-
fan and Mesaieed - are expect- ent types of concrete mixes and industry standards of product
ity Control Department was The given examples within KCIC nance is the system by which
ed to be inaugurated during the concrete strengths. quality materials, services and
established over a decade ago pay tribute to general require- companies like KCIC are direct-
first quarter of 2010. KCIC’s precast division of- reliability to ensure maximum
when the company first started ments of the Qatari construc- ed and controlled. Its values for
KCIC specializes in the manu- fers boundary walls, columns, performance.
its production. The idea was to tion market. Probably some of KCIC and its business partners
facturing and selling of ready- beams, footings, drains and KCIC is committed to ensure
ensure complete customer sat- the Qatari construction compa- are transparency, accountabil-
mix concrete, hollow core commercial & residential build- that its quality system is com-
isfaction in terms of quality, reli- nies and concrete manufactur- ity, fairness and responsibility.
slabs, concrete blocks, in- ing panels. It designs, manu- pletely understood by its em-
ability and durability throughout ers have already installed new The new department creates
terlock, building panels and factures and erects its precast
the entire product range. The standard operating procedures
department deals extensively for each KCIC division, provides
with the testing of all aspects of guidance on where the com-
the production. pany needs to go from here and
KCIC’s ‘state of the art’ labo- empowers staff with tools to do
ratory is more than capable of their work efficiently.
conducting tests on any given Its mission is to make everyone
material or product as per Qa- in the company accountable for
tar Construction Standards their work, create a transparent
(QCS) and follows a significant process, make the staff more
number of related international responsible for their actions
codes of practice: inward mate- and provide an audit trail of all
rial quality control and testing, transactions in the company.
product testing and quality con- KCIC is thus well prepared to
trol, technical data monitoring contribute fully to the ongoing
and submission to clients, de- construction boom in Qatar,
veloping concrete mix designs, playing a crucial role in the de-
plant and machinery perfor- velopment of the national infra-
mance evaluation and in-house structure.
training programs. KCIC will continue its pursuit
All Laboratory and Quality Con- of embracing change manage-
trol Department staff members ment as the way of the future
are highly trained and well ex- in order to sustain its growth
perienced within the disciplines and exceed customers‘ expec-
of their own various divisions. tations.