Reflection Window + Wall (RWW) has partnered with Qatari company Alutec WLL in a deal that will enable RWW to expand its supply chain into the Middle East. Additionally, the agreement between the two companies states that both can use an application that tracks the first steps of fabrication through jobsite installation.
The application will allow workers to communicate, monitor and manage the manufacturing process in real-time, says RWW, a supplier of façades for high-rise buildings in the U.S. RWW adds that it intends to use the application at its Indianapolis manufacturing facility.
“We are thrilled to sign with Alutec to expand on our offerings and enhance our supply chain,” says RWW founder and CEO Rodrigo d’Escoto. “Alutec’s location provides unparalleled vertical capabilities, with its new state-of-the-art ports, access to inexpensive and abundant energy, while providing one of the most stable and secure supply chains on the planet.”
Alutec is headquartered in Doha, Qatar. It is the largest façade engineering, contracting and manufacturing company in the EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) region. The company is known for its contoured projected spiral façades, using cold-formed insulating glazing unit technology on a custom aluminum alloy frame.
Thanks to operational and under-construction facilities in Qatar, India, Ireland and Thailand, Alutec will soon boast more than 3.1 million combined square feet of production space. This space will now also support RWW’s production.
Furthermore, the partnership will allow Alutec to supply customers in the U.S. market, says Alutec CEO Suraj Thampi.
“Our relationship with RWW allows us to immediately supply customers in the U.S. market, enhancing their abilities through our global reach and in-house capabilities and expertise, along with the experience of RWW’s excellent teams in the U.S.,” says Thampi. “Alutec and RWW look forward to advancing our technology and data-driven approach to project design and execution, whilst also offering our clients the option of more sustainable, lower carbon facades, through our technology and long-term relationships with our supply chain partners.”