ELAN Group completed the installation of the main structure of their first pedestrian bridge in Qatar at a strategic location of Al Matar Street in less than one year after site handover and ahead of schedule.
The new pedestrian bridge will enhance the safety and the comfort of pedestrians in Qatar, by providing a safe crossing on the busy street, and offering convenient services such as mini-shops, ATMs, Vending machines, bicycle tracks and advertising spaces. The bridge is the fruit of a close collaboration between ELAN Group who developed, designed, and financed the construction of the bridge, and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Interior, and the Public Works Authority Ashghal.
The construction of this bridge was carried out as per the latest global construction techniques which were adopted by ELAN Group’s team. The main structure of the bridge was manufactured at a closed area (factory) so that the construction process does not interfere with traffic and affect people’s interests and lives.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Abdul Aziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa, Chairman of the ELAN Group, said: “ELAN is adopting a well thought-out approach to beautify cities and provide services that facilitate the lives of citizens and residents on a daily basis. The installation of the first pedestrian bridge is an achievement at the state’s level. It also reflects our commitment to deliver the pedestrian bridges’ project in accordance with the plan agreed between ELAN Group and the relevant Governmental Entities. “
Mr. Jaber Abdullah Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of ELAN Group, said: ” We are proud to announce that the installation of our first pedestrian bridge at Al Matar Street was completed. We were successful to implement the project at a record time to provide convenient services to citizens and residents as soon as possible. We are looking forward to the official opening of this bridge at the end of April 2018, a full one year ahead of schedule in the contract.”
The location of the bridge was carefully selected after a detailed study was conducted by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The study was based on traffic density in the area, number of accidents and population density, as well as the distance to the nearest pedestrian crossing and public transportation site. The 63-meter-long bridge is equipped with elevators on both sides to serve the elderly and people with special needs.
ELAN Signage is leading the way in the field of coil-sheet processing with the acquisition of a new ISEO Laser Machine, manufactured by Produtech s.r.l. in Italy, allowing a very high level of productivity and an optimum material usage. It is the first time this machine is operated in the GCC region’s signage industry marking a key milestone in the sector.
ELAN Signage is thriving to invest in cutting-edge technology for the benefits of its customers in the construction and real estate industry in Qatar and in the region. In addition to the traditional advantages of better and more flexible management of produced details, ISEO technology applies the innovative characteristics of the fiber laser technology to the continuous cutting of a wide materials range, including high-reflectance materials, such as bronze, copper, brass and aluminum that is up to 5 mm thickness and 1,500 mm width as well as stainless steel up to 4 mm thickness. It also brings automatic sheet-feeding with no human supervision once the coil is loaded, hence leading to significant savings in time & cost. Lastly, new ISEO Laser Machine provides the highest degree of precision in the cutting process, allowing to cut in any shape, straight or curved signs, as per the customers’ needs.
General Manager of ELAN Signage Factory Hong Yong Lee, said: “The acquisition of the ISEO Laser Machine is a key milestone in our journey to achieve a high level of self-sufficiency, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. Catering to a pool of very demanding customers, the new technology equipped with computerized production control of fiber laser usage gives us the flexibility to easily change a product line and to adjust the production flow according to the business needs of the market, hence providing major economies of scale for our clients. We are looking forward to using this new fiber laser technology in the region.”
The two main advantages with the ISEO machine is flexibility for both shape and quantity. Free for any shape, it doesn’t require any Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ), while the normal cutting methodology requires MOQ due to the cost and time required to manufacture and load the mold in each changes of shape.
ELAN Signage put employees’ safety and wellbeing first. Automated solutions enabled via advanced technologies provide ELAN Factory staff members with an empowering working environment, reflecting the company’s full compliance with global security standards. ELAN Factory is in full compliance with Qatar Construction Standard (QCS) and Qatar Traffic Control Manual (QTYCM) as well as EU standard (CE) and American standard ASTM.
ELAN Signage factory is fully owned by ELAN Group, a subsidiary of Qatar Development Bank. The factory aims at making Qatar’s roads more safe and comfortable by providing clear and complete information to guide travelers throughout their journey to their destination. With 12,000 sqm of fully air-conditioned factory space equipped with elaborate utilities and back-up power generators, Elan Signage has a solid capacity to produce over 200,000 signs per year to independently fulfill demand from the local clients.
Around 300 employees and their families participated in the company’s sports event
Doha, Qatar, 14, February 2018: ELAN Group, a dynamic and innovative company delivering world-class experiences in media, entertainment, events and city beautification, has organized various sports activities for their employees and their families in support of National Sport Day as part of its annual commitment to promote the health and well-being of its team members and their families.
Hosting the event at Marriott Hotel Doha, ELAN Group introduced employees to the benefits of an active lifestyle with a wide range of activities and competitions such as volleyball, football, Tennis, Tug of War, fitness classes and kid’s activities. The event gave employees the chance to socialize with colleagues in a light-hearted environment and discover new activities that they can incorporate into their daily lives.
The planned activities raised awareness on the importance of practicing sports to build a healthy and disease-free community which is one of the key objectives of the Human Development Pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030 that ELAN Group supports.
Commenting on this occasion, ELAN Group Chief Support Officer, Tariq Al Hammadi, said: “At ELAN, we believe in nurturing talents and that’s why our employees’ health and happiness are of a great significance, and events such as this enable us to encourage participation in sports and strengthen relationships between colleagues. This year’s National Sports Day event was a great success; ELAN employees and their families got involved and enjoyed spending time together.”
He concluded: “We believe that sports bring people together, so being active and working towards a common goal while having fun help our employees get to better know one another. We hope that this day inspires them to continue enjoying sports and follow active lifestyles.”