#18: Dr JR Gangaramani, Al Fara’a group
Established in 1980 by two visionary entrepreneurs, Dr JR Gangaramani and Adel Saleh, Al Faraa Group is a leading UAE-based integrated multi-disciplinary construction and industrial group. Over the last 37 years, Al Faraa Group has built a solid reputation in the construction industry with a track record of sustained growth and in delivering quality projects on time for both private and government sectors.
The group is currently executing projects at multiple locations throughout the GCC. Since commencement of operations in Saudi Arabia, Al Faraa Group is currently consolidating its presence in these countries. The group has a large team of top-notch technical experts, specialised project managers, skilled multinational workforce, and state-of-the-art-technology and construction systems with an array of the latest sophisticated plant, machinery, and tools to ensure timely and successful completion of all projects.
Al Faraa Group has 11 business segments which are vertically and horizontally integrated. In addition to its core competence in construction, the group has honed its strengths and competitive advantage by setting up companies in allied sectors like readymix concrete, properties and development, precast structures, steel structures, electromechanical services, aluminium and glazing structures, interiors, landscaping as well as oil and gas.
Over the years, the group has successfully executed diverse construction projects like high-rise towers, hospitals, heritage structures, hotels, defense projects, commercial and residential developments, cinemas, multiplexes, and shopping malls.
The Group is a member of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Additionally, the group also holds a responsible position as a corporate member of EGBC (Emirates Green Building Council).