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Celebrating in the UAE

ounded in the Republic of Ireland by Chairman and CEO Dr. Anil G Pillai in 1996, Airolink has been operational in the UAE since 2008. Its strong pipeline of secured works, in tandem with ongoing and completed projects, further boost’s our capacity to a goal of AED 10 billion worth of works across all market sectors. As Airolink celebrates its 10th anniversary in the UAE, it can look back on a heritage that began in Ireland when there was a huge demand for construction and projects came in swiftly. With this rapid success came an ambition to venture overseas, most notably in the UAE where there were ever-growing opportunities for businesses that offered practical solutions and high quality workmanship. With Airolink already registered with NATO as a military contractor, Dr. Anil partnered with a local firm to bid on a globally tendered project and was awarded the Al Minhad NATO Air Base facility in Dubai; the company’s first project in the UAE. This success was quickly followed with further military work on aircraft runway works for

the Australian Defence Force and the Al Dhafra Air Base facility for the US Air Force.

Superior Projects, Superior People With offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Airolink provides not only traditional contractor services, but also design and construct, with its own inhouse design and MEP capabilities. Furthermore, the company operates across all market sectors, including hospitality, residential, commercial, military and education, working on projects across all of the seven emirates in the UAE. Throughout Airolink’s first 10 years in the UAE, the market has been dynamic, requiring constant review. During this time the company has enjoyed tremendous success by working closely with its clients and partners, with a considerable degree of its work coming via repeat business, which underlines the trust that clients and developers put in Airolink, and stands as testament to its philosophy of relationship building. This level of success, of course, has only been possible thanks to the skill and professionalism

of its people, which are undoubtedly the company’s greatest asset. At the present time, Airolink is expanding its workforce, having recently increased the numbers of its personnel to approximately 2700, of which 400 are middle level engineers and senior management. Many of its people have been with the company since its inception, and new members of the team are very quickly put through its on-boarding and training process, which is typically conducted by longstanding staff, making the process smooth and welcoming. Airolink is extremely proud of its ongoing staff retention rates and its family run business attitude.

Thriving on a Challenge Airolink has completed over AED 1 billion of work and has ongoing works in hospitality, retail and education, with more than 25,000 students actively engaged within school facilities built by Airolink. Many of these ongoing projects are with well established clients and incorporate elaborate design into the structure or façade. The company thrives on design challenges and is

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Emirates Projects Magazine Issue 101  

Emirates Projects Magazine Issue 101