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Savola looks to cover ground

Savola Group, Saudi Arabia’s largest food products company, is facing pressures from several quarters that are squeezing its revenues and profits. The lower profit situation from 2015 continued into the first quarter with the company fighting to maintain its competitiveness amidst several negative factors, and indications are that the stringent...

Tamer gets InfiNet solution

Tamer Group, a prominent Jeddah-based company, has fulfilled its bandwidth and connectivity requirem ...

Ikea to open second store in Jeddah

Ikea Saudi Arabia, a leading home furnishings retailer, has announced plans to open its second store ...

Al Bassami opens $2.67m branch in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia-based Al Bassami International Group, a leading company specialised in vehicle transpor ...





New way to harvest more solar energy

A novel way to significantly increase the amount of sunlight that a solar absorber can convert into heat has been discovered by collaborative research involving the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology faculty and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).   By converting more of the solar energy that reaches the earth’s surface into...

Bayer cap seal beats counterfeiters

A new cap seal that German firm Bayer has developed comes with visual security features and a QR (Qu ...

WABs overcome well-integrity woes

Welltec, the global well technology and service provider, has said its newly developed metal expanda ...

Hiab debuts new forestry cranes

Hiab, part of Cargotec, introduced its latest forestry crane innovations to a wider market through i ...





Hubs bring wealth and influence

Dubai’s free zones, encompassing some iconic business enclaves, are acknowledged for their pivotal role in drawing foreign direct investment into the UAE and for serving as a platform for manufacturing and trade. Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dafza (Dubai Airport Free Zone) are established hubs but some more recently developed ones including Dubai...





Agru’s Purad piping systems plant opens

To meet the worldwide growing demand for medium piping  systems for high-purity applications, Agru, one of the  world’ s leading suppliers for  piping systems,  has invested 15 million euros ($16.8 million) in a state-of-the-art facility for  manufacturing Purad, the piping system for ultra-pure media. The facility, located...

Plastics-to-fuel a game changer?

Plastics can be converted into usable fuel, new research done jointly by the Chinese Academy of Scie ...





SR Technics on top with new deals

SR Technics, wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company, reinforced its position as the leading aircraft maintenance, repairs and operations (MRO) company with new contracts across western and eastern markets. One of its recent deals requires it to service Condor Flugdienst GmbH’s Pratt & Whitney (PW) 4000 engine fleet....





Emerson’s new EPRVs for safety

Emerson has introduced wirelessly-monitored Enardo 2000 emergency pressure relief vents (EPRVs) that provide safety control by managing abnormally high storage tank pressures in the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Under normal operating conditions, an EPRV remains closed. The immediate knowledge of an open position can...

Impulse+ enables integrated process control

Nanometrics Incorporated, a leading provider of advanced process control systems, has announced ...





3D printed office gets fire protection

A crucial fire protection system is included in Siemens smart technology that integrates several functions into a central building management platform for the world’s first 3D printed office building in Dubai.   The smart fire protection incorporated in the central management platform has technology for detection, alarm signalling and control,...

New Honeywell flame detectors in region

Honeywell’s recently launched in the GCC region the FSL100 group of flame detectors offer ...

More scrutiny urged for Ro-Ro vessels

Vessels operators should undertake greater scrutiny and screening of Ro-Ro cargo to prevent fire dis ...

Trelleborg present at oil & gas forum

Trelleborg’s offshore operation exhibited its latest passive fire protection and thermal insul ...

The evolution of flexible metal hoses

The pioneering inspiration behind the original concept of a metal hose – providing flexible, l ...





DP World seeks global influence

Global ports operator DP World clinched deals in Equador and Somaliland in recent weeks to develop terminals, boost container traffic and spur general trade in the regions surrounding the ports. The company also held talks with the presidents of Kazakhstan, Somaliland and Argentina to explore new business opportunities. In Ecuador, DP World won a 50-year...

RCC begins work on warehouse

RSA Cold Chain (RCC) has broken ground for its new facility in Dubai South which will have a total c ...

Aramex will lease new facility

Al Ashram Investments will build an express courier facility in Dubai and lease it back to Aramex fo ...

In Brief

More cargo flights to Brussels ETIHAD Cargo has commenced a new twice weekly A330 freighter service ...





Manufacturers to up IoT spend

Manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa will increase their spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) by 16 per cent year-on-year from this year running up to a total of more than $1.2 billion, a report says. International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research, analysis and advisory firm, said a major factor to this growth is the continuous demand...

Huawei, SamTech partner for transport solutions

Huawei, a leading ICT firm, will help a Dubai-based company develop integrated solutions for the reg ...

New wave edge for mobile workforce

Mobile devices – and demands by mobile users – are reshaping the way work gets done and ...

Microsoft to Gulf start-ups: use cloud

Microsoft Gulf has told startups they should use cloud to easily scale up their business operations. ...

Robot for arc welding unveiled by ABB

ABB Robotics has unveiled its latest compact robot for arc welding and machine tending, the IRB 1660 ...





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