Union Shipping established to ship and trade in the export of cement
Having its origins over 2 and a half decades ago, Union Investments today, is a leading multi-sector investment house, offering unrivalled market knowledge, cutting-edge industry insights and a first-class network to support our present and future portfolio of investments.
U. I’s. strategy is to identify investment and partnering opportunities that arise in the U.A.E., GCC and internationally, and to optimize those investments when integrated into the portfolio that we hold. We owe our success to the enduring partnerships we have through our international ventures, collaborators, customers, business associates and shareholders, supported by our celebrity network, professional approach towards each investment and strong and motivated management and staff.
UI’s key strength and focus has been – and continues to be – our ability to optimize returns for our stakeholders across our high-profitability portfolio.
UI has been consistently profitable since its inception, despite dramatic market changes. Each of our investments is strategically chosen based on extensive due diligence, future market potential and its ability to synergize with and leverage the wider UI portfolio. We work with a range of models including joint-ventures, full acquisition, direct and indirect capital investment. Each selected investment has a clear timeline with a carefully crafted exit strategy.
Our strength lies in the fact that our comprehensive investment and value management initiatives are driven through a strong planning process that culminates into strategic high level 5-year plans. These plans help us to be aligned with our shareholder and stakeholder concerns, address challenges in the marketplace, increase profitability, generate value, drive growth, keep focus with the UI vision and re-adjust through strategic intervention. This has ensured that UI is continuously and strategically positioned for growth via market expansion and diversification today and in the years to come.
We respect all human beings and respect and tolerance are at the heart of our working ethos. We act diligently and with integrity, deal ethically with all, strive for excellence in whatever we do, encourage initiatives, empower our people and act “corporate” but with an entrepreneurial flair.
UNION INVESTMENT KEY MILESTONES
Time Travel established to handle Air Cargo and tourism in UAE airports
UniEstate established as the real estate arm of Union.
Yasmin Village, an extensive residential real estate project, launched
Union defines its 2020 future growth strategy.
UNION INVESTMENT KEY MILESTONES
2015 Union defines its 2020 future growth strategy.
2011 UniEstate started acquiring destressed projects after and due to the financial crises
2004 Yasmin Village, an extensive residential real estate project, launched
2000 Union established Emirates Port Services and won the tender for the management of Ajman port for 10 years
1995 UniEstate established as the real estate arm of Union.
1992 Union was created as a holding company for the existing brands; from that time Union invested and successfully exited from several companies.
1989 Time Travel established to handle Air Cargo and tourism in UAE airports
1988 Emirates Stevedoring was established to complement Union Shipping for handling the export and import of cement
1987 Union Shipping established to ship and trade in the export of cement