Nigeria’s leading engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has officially launched its new innovative product, the Evonig Glass in Abuja.
Combined with the launch was the commissioning of the state-of-the art IGU production line at which event guests and specially invited industry and other corporate players had an opportunity to have a firsthand look at some of the latest industrial production facilities and processes at the Abumet factory at Idu industrial area, Abuja.
Giving his address at the event, the General Manager of Abumet, the top grade metal and glass subsidiary of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Mr. Tamas Hovart defined Evonig Glass as an industrial acronym which proudly synthesises the two words ‘Evolution’ and ‘Nigeria’. The product, Tamas said, “is not just an improvement of existing offerings in the Nigerian market; it is a combination of the latest technology and a skilled and committed Nigeria team.”
The Evonig Glass, Tamas further explained, “is a special offering defined by great production quality according to best international standard, innovation, availability, local content and a strong Nigerian workforce, reliable technical partnerships and advanced technology as well as sustainability and reliable after sales service.”
Tamas informed guests at the event that current industrial and procurement estimates of supply to the Nigerian IGU market is put at 90% for imported production and 10% for local production. This situation, he said, exposes the Nigerian users of the product to long wait for offshore shipments and prohibitive exposure to foreign exchange challenges.
Julius Berger Abumet, Tamas said, “aim to offer comparably faster delivery times for a high quality insulated glass unit solution made in Nigeria with international standards, at a competitive rate.”
This glazing technology now manufactured in Nigeria by Julius Berger Abumet is highly recommended where the temperature difference between interior and outside spaces is significant so that greater thermal insulation required.
On hand at the event to commission the Julius Berger Abumet Evonig Glass production plant was the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, who commended the Julius Berger group for its initiative to domesticate the novel production of Evonig Glass at the Idu Industrial Area in Abuja Nigeria.
Adebayo who said the President Buhari Administration has a vision to create a hundred million jobs in the country in the next decade, described the Abumet plant as a worthy job creation initiative.
“Keep up your worthy contributions to our strategic national industrial development and growth works”, Otunba Adebayo encouraged Julius Berger.