The latest addition to Al-Hodaifi Group is the second tyre recycling plant in Qatar and its first industrialized one. Based in Umm Al Afai near Doha, the factory has been set up by Germany’s Amandus-Kahl and is capable of processing 1.6 million tyres of all types every year. The tyres are ground to produce different grades of rubber granules, steel and nylon. The ground tyre material can be used in new tyres, soles for footwear, floor coverings and waterproof materials, as well as in sewage treatment and in irrigation solutions. It can also be mixed with asphalt which improves the lifespan of the road and reduces noise by 50% at a financial saving of around US$ 50 000 per lane kilometre.