DUBAI, UAE, 22 January 2024: Amantra FM, a Dubai-based facilities management company, announced the acquisition of AL MANQAB Technical Services LLC, a fire fighting and safety solutions provider. Making the announcement through a Press release, Amantra said, the acquisition of AL MANQAB marks Amantra’s foray into the construction industry, where the integration of firestop solutions in design stages helps significantly avert fire hazards in the future.
Amantra said, founded in 2018, AL MANQAB has a strong portfolio of firestop solutions and ancillary offerings such as safety programs, fire safety audits, hazard identification, and risk assessment. AL MANQAB’s expertise, Amantra said, encompasses MEP penetrations, electrical risers, shaft openings, floor/wall openings and joints, where sophisticated firestop solutions can play an integral role in averting and mitigating fire-related incidents in the future. Furthermore, Amantra said that the broad-based solutions, coupled with installation from trained technicians, constitute AL MANQAB’s and, by extension,the company’s competitive edge in construction.
Sangeetha B, CEO, Amantra FM, said: “AL MANQAB’s tested-and-proven competencies in firestop solutions will synergise perfectly with Amantra’s existing MEP capabilities to offer enhanced value to our customers. The construction industry can be the custodian of fire safety in future buildings by incorporating sophisticated solutions in the design stages. The resulting preventive rather than reactive approach to fire safety has profound implications for liveability in the urban context.”
Amantra said that Al Basti and Muktha, ASGC, and Innovo are among the clients who will benefit immensely from that synergy following the acquisition. AL MANQAB, Amantra said, has a good track record of improving fire safety and awareness in organisations through employee engagement programs. Such programs, Amantra added, touch upon accountability measures and administrative controls to minimise exposure while underscoring the need to comply with global fire safety standards and protocols. Furthermore, Amantra said that toxic smoke and fires in buildings are a multi-faceted challenge with causes such as inadequate firestop measures in design stages, the lack of awareness among occupants, and indifference towards regulations and compliance with safety standards, a comprehensive solutions suite like Al MANQAB’s is highly desirable today.
Commenting on the acquisition, Naveed Yakub, Area Operations Supervisor, Amantra, said: “AL MANQAB’s competencies, coupled with Amantra’s growing ecosystem and an impact-driven approach to facility operations and management, will help institutionalise fire resistance in buildings across GCC. Al MANQAB adds a new dimension of MEP capability to the comprehensive suite of value-centric services we are building under the umbrella of Amantra.”
Amantra has said that it differentiated itself in the facility management industry through offerings and initiatives rooted in social impact. Amantra added that it recently partnered with US-headquartered AtmosAir to help facilities in the region achieve optimal indoor air quality (IAQ) and improve well-being. As part of the landmark partnership, the company said, it became an authorised distributor and promoter of AtmosAir’s bi-polar ionisation technology, which boasts a pathogen reduction rate of up to 99% in indoor environments.
Neethu Padmanabhan, Contracts and Customer Experience, Amantra FM, said: “The acquisition of AL MANQAB, closely following a major partnership with AtmosAir, adds more impetus to Amantra’s aspirations of driving social, economic, and environmental sustainability in FM operations. We are building an ecosystem around customer-centricity, partnering with and acquiring companies we believe can add measurable value to life in urban facilities without compromising on the liveability of future generations.”