Abu Dhabi. 20 February 2017. Leading armoured steel subcontractor Advanced Armour Engineering has announced plans to invest in the fabrication of armoured hulls from its manufacturing facility in the UAE.
AAE is a British owned and managed steel fabrication company which specialises in subcontract steel processing of laser cutting, bending and welding of blast and ballistic steel components for Armoured vehicle manufacturers.
The company has seen rapid growth since starting the new business in the Middle East at the end of 2015. With 2017 now underway they have quickly outlined their growth plans with a significant investment in place to support its customers who produce Armoured vehicles by now offering a complete fabricated armoured hull service.
Simon Hurst, General Manager of AAE said “It was 2 years ago, that we set out on our journey with this new business. Our plan was to work with Armoured Vehicle manufacturers to support them with their armoured steel kit requirements from manufacturing parts to optimising designs and now to fabricating the steel hulls for them”.
Due to continued growth in 2016, AAE moved from Jebel Ali to Sharjah to a much larger state of the art modern manufacturing facility. Growing their headcount to from 6 to nearly 60 employees within two years.
“The business in the local market in the Middle East was recognised as a quiet year in 2016, but AAE didn’t see that. With our growth in employees and a key focus on exports. Our market for Armoured steel supply and subcontract requirements was in strong demand”
AAE has already recently invested in its first robotic welding system to improve the quality and finish of its product while also increasing production levels to support its customers growing demands.
“This investment in hull manufacture will see us become the first steel subcontractor in the Middle East to offer this kind of service. Our expertise in forming blast armour and ultra-high hard armour such as Armox Advance also makes AAE the go to company in the Middle East and much of the world.
Advanced Armour Engineering is currently manufacturing steel components to the global market in the Defence and Security sector. With the some of the largest processing machinery for laser cutting and bending Armoured and high strength steels.
“With our investments in state of the art machinery and specialised European welding engineers. Our customers will feel that Advanced Armour Engineering can be their partner of choice for optimised armoured fabrications in the future”.