Akiri Enterprises, H.E. Engineering hosts special presentation on waterproofing and concrete protection
Akiri Enterprises Pvt Ltd held a special presentation on waterproofing and concrete protection solutions provided by H.E. Engineering Pvt Ltd. Representatives for a number of hotels and resorts operating in the Maldives attended the presentation held at Hotel Jen, which was conducted by Yunus Rajkotwala, the Managing Director of H.E. Engineering Pvt Ltd.
H.E. Engineering, based in Sri Lanka, is one of the leading contractors and suppliers in the field of waterproofing, concrete repair and specialized civil engineering products. Established in 1995, and part of the H.E. Group formed in 1907, H.E. Engineering began operating in the Maldivian market ten years ago.
Earlier, the company marketed products to the Maldivian market directly from Sri Lanka but has since established a partnership with Akiri Enterprises to market and distribute products and services with a presence on the ground. The company has, over the past ten years, undertaken a number of major projects in the Maldives, mainly related to concrete waterproofing, concrete protection, and specialised industrial floor coatings for kitchens. The company has also supplied products such as waterproofing materials, tile adhesives, Skimcoat, Waterstops, external waterproof coatings, etc. to contractors in the Maldives.
“When we first started operating in the Maldives, we noticed two things; firstly, the limited availability of high-quality products; and secondly, the limited technical know-how on using these products,” said Yunus, speaking to Hotelier Maldives on the sidelines of the event.
“Our products have been approved and used at most of the large projects in Sri Lanka. We believe these products could provide solutions for the construction sector in the Maldives, especially the hotel industry.”
H.E. Engineering has a wide range of products related to Waterproofing (sheets, cement based liquids, PU liquids, etc.), Sealants, Insulation (Polystyrene and Glass wool), Waterstops, Dampproofing, External wall waterproofing coating, Industrial flooring, Geotextile/liners, Construction grouts, Skim coat, Premix plasters, Construction chemicals, Protective coating, Concrete repair mortars, Tile adhesive (for different tiling applications) and high polymer Tile Grout.
“Most of the companies operating in the Maldives offer or market one brand. We represent a number of carefully identified internationally reputed brands- which enables us to provide an extensive product range from different manufacturers each of whom is strong in a particular product type. We believe that this results in high-quality products at competitive prices. We also manufacture some products in Sri Lanka under the “Shez” brand. This, coupled with our in-depth technical knowledge, are our strengths,” said Yunus.
In addition to marketing a wide range of products, H.E. Engineering also provides a number of services ranging from waterproofing, specialised external coating, concrete repair and rehabilitation, thermal insulation, industrial flooring, and grouting, etc.Commenting on its partnership with Akiri Enterprises, Yunus said: “It has been very satisfactory, and we’ve made very good in-roads into various projects. We’re already supplying products, and our customer base has grown significantly, not only for our products but also our technical support and services. Moreover, we have a number of prospective projects in the pipeline.”Some of the company’s notable projects in the Maldives where they provided services in waterproofing, concrete repair/protection and industrial flooring works and supplied materials include Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Kam Hotel, Cinnamon Island Alidhoo, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, Amari Havodda Maldives, Robinson Club Maldives, Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Kanuhura Maldives, Constance Halaveli Maldives, and Vakkaru Maldives, to name a few.
Telling Hotelier about his message to prospective developers and contractors in the Maldives, Yunus said: “They need to have an understanding of the different materials because the industry is now very application specific. Today there are specific products for every application. With our 20 plus years of experience, we’re very strongly positioned to guide developers and contractors with knowledge and technical know-how, related to the many products we market.”