At its formation in 1971, the United Arab Emirates possessed several key advantages – the vision of Their Highnesses the
Founding Fathers, the talent of the Emirati people, and a generous endowment of energy.
The challenge was to use these advantages to create a prosperous and successful society. Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
has played a key role in meeting this challenge since the 1970s, and will continue to do so as the UAE achieves its
vision of taking its place amongst the world’s leading nations. Today EGA is the largest industrial company in the
UAE outside oil and gas. Owned equally by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of
Dubai, EGA is the largest company jointly owned by the two Emirates.
Our aluminium is the biggest made-in-the-UAE export after oil and gas, bringing in billions of dollars of export revenue
each year. EGA is the foundation of a broader aluminium sector which is the largest employer amongst the UAE’s energy-intensive
The development of EGA has taken the UAE from no aluminium production to the fourth largest aluminium-producing country in
the world. Our nameplate production capacity is 2.4 million tonnes of aluminium per year, almost half the production
from the Gulf and four per cent of the world’s total.
EGA’s high quality aluminium reaches every inhabited continent, and is part of buildings, transportation systems and products
that touch the lives of billions of people every day. EGA’s products are used in construction around the globe, as
well as by all major automotive groups, aerospace companies and electronics manufacturers.
We are investing in new projects to expand upstream and internationally from our heritage in aluminium smelting, creating
new revenue streams and securing the resources the UAE’s aluminium industry needs to grow.
We also take pride in our research and technology, driving growth through our own innovation and home grown technology since
the 1990s. For over 25 years we have progressively improved our core industrial process. Our latest technology is
amongst the most advanced in the global aluminium industry.