ABEL or Alstons Building Enterprises Limited is a member of the ANSA Mc AL Group of Companies. It is the largest manufacturer of clay building blocks, Metpro steel and aluminium windows and doors and Astralite and Spectra uPVC windows and doors in the English-speaking Caribbean. For over 60 years, ABEL has been at the forefront of the buildings material industry and has earned a reputation for quality, variety and innovation.
In 2005, the air conditioning division of the Ansa McAL Group was brought under the ABEL umbrella and is known as the ABEL Air Conditioning Division. It provides a full range of air conditioning equipment and services to the Trinidad and Tobago market. As the authorized dealer for Carrier equipment in this market, ABEL represents the oldest and most respected air conditioning brand in the world. In 2007, ABEL Air Conditioning Division expanded its product line by introducing the Katashi range of air conditions. In May 2007, it added the Carrier Generators to its product mix.
Among its achievements in the recent past are air conditioning works at West Mall, ANSA Finance Building, Unicell Paper Mills and Park Court.
For over 50 years, Bestcrete Limited has been a trusted name in concrete building products. The company was acquired by the Ansa McAL Group in 1993 and was partnered with ABEL with both companies reporting to a common Management Team.
Production facilities at Bestcrete at present include six fully functional plants. The most recent upgrade was the Colombia 1600 which was commissioned in June 2007, making it one of the most modern plants in the Caribbean. After the plant was established, Bestcrete was able to increase its production capacity by 30 per cent.
All ABEL and Bestcrete products are manufactured to internationally accepted standards with the companies being ISO 9001-2000 certified. The range of Bestcrete products has been used on a number of prominent projects throughout the Caribbean. Most noteworthy is the interlocking pavers which were used at the Grenada Stadium and the Port of St. George’s (Grenada), the St. Vincent Cruise Ship Facility, Sandals Resorts (St. Vincent and Jamaica) and the Piarco International Airport and the Brian Lara Promenade (Trinidad and Tobago).
The Birth of ABEL Building Solutions (ABS)
Combined, there are five divisions under the ABEL/Bestcrete Divisions – ABEL Clay, Metpro,
Air Condition Division, Projects Department and Bestcrete. Whilst there is one Board of Directors and one common Management team overseeing the operations of the various Divisions we have traditionally approached the market as separate entities.
These divisions, however, offer complementary products to the market and provide synergies and services that other companies do not. As such, driven by the Managing Director and supported by the Executive Board of Ansa McAL, an initiative was undertaken to bring all the various sales, marketing and technical expertise under one umbrella, hence, the birth of ABEL Building Solutions. Thus, this organization is, in essence, a “one-stop shop” where customers can source many of their building needs, from flooring systems to roofing systems and everything in-between.
This Division will serve as a consultancy firm that will assist the customer through the entire building process by utilizing the expertise of our trained team of engineers and technicians.