The Elan Signage factory, specialising in the production of high-quality traffic and road signs was inaugurated in Doha Industrial Area yesterday in the presence of Ashghal president Saad bin Ahmed bin Ibrahim al-Mohannadi, Elan Group chairman and Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdul Aziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa and Elan Group CEO Jaber Abdullah al-Ansari.
Elan Signage factory design and manufacture products in accordance with the highest international standards, the company said in a statement.
The factory is spread over an area of 12,000sq m with a total production capacity of about 200,000 signs per year.
It is equipped with a highly advanced automated production line, which uses the latest technologies to produce signs with very durable aluminium and steel, and high-quality silk screen and digital printing to deliver highly reflective signs.
Elan Signage is operated by a joint venture between Elan Group and VIS Mobility, a prominent Italian company in the design and manufacturing of road and rail signs, and mobility infrastructure with over 50 years of expertise working with international clients.
VIS Mobility operates the factory and provides high-quality signs to supply development projects across the country and meet growing local demand.
Al-Ansari said: “The urge to establish this factory was to meet the increasing demand generated by the multiple infrastructure and development projects across the country ahead of the World Cup 2022. This will directly contribute to ensuring a self- sufficient Qatari market.”
He said the future plans of Elan Signage factory are not limited to supplying the local market but also the export of these Qatari products worldwide.
“We are keen to produce traffic and road signs of various types in line with international standards as we plan to export our products to foreign markets,” he said.
Elan Signage is a subsidiary of Elan Group which is owned by Qatar Development Bank. It is a 100% Qatari company that manufactures traffic, industrial, and way finding signs.
Al-Mohannadi expressed the hope the new manufacturing facilities being set up in the country would be able to effectively meet the growing requirements of Qatar in such areas as roads and other infrastructural developments.
He said the country seeks to increase reliance in local products for implementing its projects in line with supporting the local manufacturers.
Ashghal president Saad bin Ahmed bin Ibrahim al-Mohannadi, Elan Group chairman and Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdul Aziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa, Elan Group CEO Jaber Abdullah al-Ansari and other officials at the opening of Elan Signage Factory yesterday.