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SMEs could fuel Qatar growth

Qatar’s industrial base is strong, there has been progress in diversification with the state home to some of the largest manufacturing enterprises in the region. Much of Qatar’s industrial strength comes from the government and the investments of big international players and well-placed citizens, including the royal family, leaving ordinary...

N-KOM poised for bigger role

N-KOM, one of the youngest shipyards of the Gulf, has notched up several achievements since beginnin ...

Bu Sulba, LVQ setting the pace

Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)’s two major ongoing projects are contributing significantly to ...

Civil defence a key sector at Milipol Qatar

CIVIL defence exhibitors have pride of place at Milipol Qatar which will be held in Doha later this ...





New Sabic Flowpact line developed

The first of a new generation of Flowpact polypropylene impact copolymers from Sabic has been developed to help manufacturers of many types of injection moulded rigid packaging make stronger products. It should also help them save money. Rigid packaging made with Sabic PP FPC45, including types that can be hot-filled, has considerably higher top-load...

Parker introduces fabric-reinforced plastics

The Composite Sealing Systems (CSS) division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in mo ...

Electric motor makes flight debut

Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kg, d ...

Emerson’s new flame detectors line out

Emersion has launched the Rosemount 975 flame detectors, a complete line of optical flame detectors ...





SMEs could fuel Qatar growth

Konecranes’ CLX electric chain hoist platform is expanding in North America to include frame sizes 16 and 25, increasing the capacity range up to 5 tonnes. Introduced in 2013, the top capacity for the CLX was previously 2 tons. The CLX design has been a winner for Konecranes. A full metal frame combines a modern look with improved performance and...

Cabin with comfort and view

Finland-based cranes manufacturer Konecranes has introduced the Boxporter, its new rail-mounted gant ...

Potain cranes at Dubai resort

Manitowoc has reported that nine of its Potain MCT 205 cranes have been chosen to work on the constr ...

New cranes displayed at event

Manitowoc reported a successful show at this year’s Vertikal Days in England in June where the ...

Verlinde hoist fitted to jib crane

A crane with an electric wire rope hoist from Verlinde integrated into it offers a safe working load ...





Mitsubishi’s first Ablaser delivered

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Company’s first “Ablaser” laser micromachining system has been delivered to a leading Japanese manufacturer of precision instruments, Mitsubishi announced. “With this achievement, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool now aims to expand sales of the Ablaser by bringing its high-speed,...

Bosch’s latest offerings make work easier

German powerhouse Bosch has introduced several new tools in recent months including a saw that offer ...





Key Alba deals by September

Alba, one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters, plans to take two key steps in its $3 billion Line 6 expansion by September.  It will award the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Power Station 5 and finalise the syndicated loan tranche over the next two months. Line 6 will make it the world’s largest single...

G20 responding to steel woes

The world’s top economies will work to tackle excess production capacity in steel and some oth ...

EGA among top rapidly globalising firms

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), one of the world’s leading aluminium producers, has been name ...





Oryx prepares for further growth

Oryx Aluminium, an SME operating from Bahrain’s Hidd Industrial Area and engaged in fabricating construction industry products and coating profiles, is poised to expand its offerings. The company now fabricates useful products for buildings and villas including doors and windows, canopies and cladding material, but sees potential for value additions...

Alba strengthens ties with customers

With the aim of building ties with local customers and service providers, Alba sent an official dele ...





Lontra eyes deals in Gulf

Lontra, developer of the innovative Blade Compressor that is a significant upgrade over previous designs, is eyeing licensing deals in the Gulf. The Midlands (England) company believes there is potential for the new product in the Gulf for compressor applications ranging from wastewater treatment to large-scale manufacturing. The Blade Compressor is...

Pfeiffer Vacuum launches powerful turbopump

Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum solutions, has introduced the ...

Pentair first to meet new API standard

Pentair Valves & Controls has introduced the new Anderson Greenwood 4000 Series of pressure and ...

Torad product for commercial chillers

Torad Engineering has tested a new 40-tonne spool compressor designed specifically for medium-pressu ...

New pump gives Sulzer the edge

Sulzer has introduced its new Synconta lifting station, which is a synthetic prefabricated sump, des ...





Tech park gets Huawei solution

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has installed the first smart street solution in the Middle East region at the high-tech park. The installation was achieved in collaboration with Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, DSOA announced.  The solution incorporates a number of advanced features geared towards creating a friendly and secure...

A new ball game for manufacturers

By now, the mystery surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to dissipate as more consum ...

Saudi pushes for digitisation

The Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment has set a road map for digital transformation to take ...





UASC, Hapag-Lloyd seal merger

A merger between Hapag-Lloyd AG (Hapag-Lloyd) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), will make the new Hapag-Lloyd one of the five largest container shipping lines, a UASC statement said.   Hapag-Lloyd and UASC signed a business combination agreement (BCA) to merge both companies, subject to regulatory and contractual approvals. Following the...

Agility, Super Group form joint venture

Kuwait-based Agility, the global logistics provider, has formed a joint venture in South Africa with ...

In Brief

Bahri, Apicorp launch fund NATIONAL Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a deal with ...

RSA-Talke, Dow sign logistics deal

An affiliate of The Dow Chemical Company and RSA-Talke signed recently a contract for the storage of ...

Al Sharqi honoured by CMA CGM

Al sharqi Shipping, a UAE-based logistics provider, has received an award from CMA CGM for being its ...





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