Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, Trojan Holding is a UAE-based contracting conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of projects that covers everything from hotels, residential and commercial property through to retail hospitality and infrastructure.
Moreover, employing over 25,000 personnel across eight subsidiaries in order to deliver high quality, on schedule turnkey solutions, the company offers a one-stop-shop service, with its huge technical team capable of working on every aspect of a building, no matter what the size or complexity.
Able to deliver everything in-house, Trojan is in the fairly unique position of not having to rely upon sub-contractors, and that is true wherever in the world it operates – not only in the UAE, but also in countries such as Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, the Seychelles, Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
This extensive in-house expertise has helped enormously in making 2018-19 a prosperous year for Trojan, with the company securing 17 Icon Bay at Dubai Creek Harbour by Emaar, Waters Edge by Aldar, and Madinat Al Arab infrastructure works for Nakheel. On top of that, Trojan has also landed several hospitality projects, including Rove La Mer in Dubai. The growing hospitality sector is an important part of the company’s business strategy, as it looks to diversify its portfolio.
Trojan has also recently completed The local Hotel in Chechnya, Russia. Aptly named, it offers a hub of Middle Eastern charm and hospitality in the region. The hotel’s architecture features traditional wind towers, or barjeels, and traditional Arabic facades, while the colours, materials, elements, and art further add to the Arabian ambience of the hotel. To add to these wins, Trojan has recently also been awarded projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia such as the Security Forces Medical Center for the Ministry of Interior and the new headquarters building for SABIC, as well as the Address Residences by Emaar in Dubai.
Each country has its own rules and regulations for construction and construction related activities. These rulesvary from one country to another and could be challenging for new players in the market. However, Trojan has overcome all of these challenges by involving nationals who have local knowledge in dealing with the respective authorities, and The Local Hotel project is an excellent case-in-point.
The Best People
Trojan has a positive work culture, underlined by continuous training and career planning for its committed and motivated workforce.This has resulted in a team of well qualified, experienced management staff and highly-skilled labourers who are dedicated to achieving excellence in each and every job they carry out.
The company is in the fortunate position of having grown to such a level that it can attract top foreign talent simply through its reputation. Its heightened visibility in the market, as being one of the largest construction companies in the UAE, plus the reputation of its subsidiaries and its huge diversified portfolio, also helps to recruit the best from around the globe. Add to that the benefits Trojan offers its staff – steady income, well-structured systems, huge potential for growth and career stability, and it is easy to see why Trojan is consistently a top choice for international applicants. Furthermore, being proud of its heritage as a local company, Trojan always
Caring for People and the Environment
For years now, sustainability has been a major focus for Trojan, and the company is delighted to see the region shifting towards this trend. More than just promoting sustainability within its communities, Trojan also puts considerable effort into the protection of the environment, conservation of resources, and prevention of pollution. The company works diligently to adhere to the Pearl Rating System standards and ensures all staff are trained to work in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
The most important topic for Trojan, though, is the health and safety of its workforce, as well as environmental issues on-site. These are communicated to staff through repeated and regular training sessions.
An Exciting Initiative
Trojan is always seeking to improve the skills of its people, whilst attracting the most qualified and committed professionals. This is why the fourth cycle of the 100 Trojan Young Engineer initiative, taking place in November of this year, is causing so much excitement.
The initiative invites university students from across the country to various live construction sites in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to experience first-hand day-to-day activities and gain an insight into working life by experiencing both management and construction site roles. The programme spearheads the company’s bid to foster a new generation of engineering leaders, offering them the opportunity of practical experience that will allow them to contribute successfully to the UAE’s construction sector.
Opportunities and Growth
The current growth trajectory at Trojan, in terms of finances and work portfolio, has exceeded everyone’s expectations when plotted against its growth development plan. Having attained this positive acceleration in 2018 across its group of companies, Trojan plans to maintain this position in 2019 by fast-tracking its strategic regional expansion, while pursuing new markets.
Its strategy going forwards is to continue its streak of strong performing years to maintain a steady and healthy growth of turnover. The company’s five-year strategic plan is focused on diversifying its portfolio geographically and across different sectors to safeguard itself and lessen the effect of downturns in the construction industry market-cycle. Trojan plans to maintain its dominance in hospitality, housing and high-rise projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The company is working hard to establish a presence in Belarus after its successful experience in the region too, and will soon be opening a branch office in KSA as part of its expansion plans into neighbouring GCC countries. Trojan is planning to diversify into different sectors, including oil, gas and energy, as well as enhancing its portfolio with new projects in the infrastructure sector.
The team at Trojan believes that there are always opportunities in the construction market, regardless of the challenges that it encounters. The company has seen lots of infrastructure projects released by the regional governments to stimulate the construction market and act as a catalyst for the private sector. This will keep the construction sector moving and help the private sector recuperate.
As a full-service contracting company, Trojan provides its clients with the ability to execute virtually any type of construction project, and the best evidence of its success is the long list of repeat clients who invite Trojan to work with them. There is no better recommendation.