Since 1978, Gebal has been supplying quality Ductile Iron Manhole Covers and Gratings to projects across the UAE. Since 1983, we have been the exclusive UAE partners for EJ France, formerly known as Norinco, and we have supplied hundreds of thousands of their quality Ductile Iron products across the nation. Visit  for more details.
Over the past 37 years, we have been proud to work on a huge range of projects under different government departments including the following:

1. Abu Dhabi International Airport
2. Dubai International Airport
3. Various Military Airports
4. Mina Zayed, Khalifa Port & Jebel Ali Port
5. Abu Dhabi Municipality Projects
6. Al Ain Municipality Projects
7. Dubai Municipality Projects
8. ADWEA, ADDC and AADC Projects
9. ADNOC Projects
10. Musanada Projects

EJ have Ductile Iron products to suit all requirements, as befits one of the world's leading dedicated access cover solution manufacturers. With an unparalleled manufacturing capacity, EJ can offer superb delivery times for even the largest of cover requirements. UAE based epoxy coating is performed at M/S Emicoat, the region's largest dedicated Manhole Cover and Grating industrial coating facility, guaranteeing that the efficiency and speed of EJ's production is matched by a suitable large UAE based epoxy painting capacity.

Surespan is the market leader in the innovative design and manufacture of floor access hatches and roof hatches. They pride themselves on offering customers a wide selection of products including a full range of access hatches for internal and external use; ranging from FACTA class A - F (237kN) loadings which are available in standard sizes or custom made to order to suit individual needs. Visit  for more details.

In 1993, BS EN ISO 9001:2000 'Quality Management System' certification was awarded.

Surespan's commitment to being at the forefront of the industry is shown with their design teams enthusiasm to continually develop new and exciting products. In recent years this has included a 180° sliding hatch, a solar panel hatch and a Biomass storage hatch. Surespan's products are made by highly trained staff to cutting edge design and manufactured in a high-tech environment to close tolerances with precision engineering.

All Surespan's hatches are available with an option of fire rated up to three hours. All fire rated products are tested for integrity resistance to comply with BS476: parts 21 and 22: 1987.

Surespan has recently manufactured access hatches for several high-profile projects around the world including; Burj Tower in Dubai, Halley VI Antarctica, Kielder Observatory Northumberland, Qatar Project, Ismail Bin Ali Building, Nakilat Shipyard and many more.

BIRCO was founded in 1927 in Germany as a coal and building materials supplier. As early as the 1950s, the first concrete drainage channels were produced for agricultural use. In 1965 BIRCO was the first German producer of a concrete channel covered with a mesh grating. Today BIRCO is amongst the leading suppliers of channel systems in Europe.

The BIRCO channel systems for surface drainage and discharge of aggressive liquids are made of vibrated pressed concrete, steel, and PE, and cover a wide range of uses – from areas frequented by heavy-duty vehicles through landscaping to roof terraces. From nominal width 100 mm to 1000 mm and up to load class F900 KN, Drainage at its best! The BIRCO technical team is also based in Dubai since 2013 in order to provide engineering added value calculations and supervise the most efficient installation on UAE sites together with Gebal engineering team.

BIRCO also offers an infiltration system which allows the infiltration of storm water with the use of only little space. They include slotted cast gratings, cast mesh gratings, mesh gratings with various mesh widths, slotted and perforated gratings, as well as design-gratings such as the "Wave" and "Ellipse" cast gratings.