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Big boost to SMEs in $19bn Saudi plan

In a move aimed to bolster private-sector growth in 2018, Saudi Arabia unveiled a SR72 billion ($19.2 billion) programme, with money to support housing construction as well as fee waivers for small businesses, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qasabi said. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a royal decree approving the...

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil sector rebounds

SAUDI Arabia’s SR978 billion ($260 billion) budget for 2018 is sending a strong signal that th ...

Schlumberger to set up new plant

Schlumberger, one of the world’s leading oil services companies, has signed a deal with state ...

The game changer

Sadara is well positioned to capture the upside value in the growing speciality market, but this val ...

Aramco launches new global IMI JV

State oil giant Saudi Aramco has joined hands with UAE-based Lamprell, the National Shipping Company ...





Emirates Glass: a glass apart

Having risen from its humble beginnings 20 years ago to being one of the phenomenal success stories in the regional manufacturing and industrial sector, Emirates Glass has come a long way. Established in 1998 in Al Quoz Industrial Area in Dubai in response to the rapid growth of the local construction industry, Emirates Glass – in this two-decade...

Ultra-thin glass: a flexible alternative

The global ultra-thin glass market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10 ...

Italy’s Biesse opens regional HQ in Dubai

Biesse Group, the regional subsidiary of the global leader in wood, glass, stone, plastic, and ...

Guardian to clad 1-km Jeddah Tower

Guardian Glass, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float and high-performance energy- ...





Middle East calls for trade protection steps

Middle Eastern countries boosted their crude steel output in 2017, with producers calling for more trade protection measures to support self-sufficiency in the sector, a report in metalbulletin.com said. Middle East crude steel output reached 27.17 million tonnes in the first 10 months of the year, up by 13.29 per cent from 23.98 million tonnes for the...

GCC’s demand for steel casting to grow by 5pc

The GCC’s demand for iron and steel casting is expected to grow by 5 per cent over the next fi ...

Steel: the new reality

The early years of the new millennium were a profitable period for steelmakers, largely driven by th ...

Mabani Steel seals mall contract

Mabani Steel, a unit of leading Saudi business entity Al Rajhi Holding, has been awarded a major con ...

Interpipe hits a new milestone

Ukraine-based Interpipe, a global steel pipe and railway wheel producer, has reached a key milestone ...





Ducab opens aluminium plant

Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), a joint venture between Dubai-based copper and aluminium wire and cable producer Ducab and Abu Dhabi industrial conglomerate Senaat, was inaugurated last month in Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi (Kizad). The firm will annually manufacture 50,000 metric tonnes of aluminium rods and conductors, with plans to export most of...

Workz Group wins top recognition

Dubai-based Workz Group, the mobile solutions and serialised software specialist, has once again bee ...

Over 1,000 brands participate in SteelFab 2018

Over 1,000 brands from 28 countries around the world participated at the SteelFab 2018, the region&r ...

Damen bags special steel tanks contract

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden has been awarded the contract to manufacture high-precision special s ...

Malaysian firm eyes Mideast, India

Malaysia’s TH Heavy Engineering Bhd (THHE) is looking to India and the Middle Eastern markets ...





Bosch Rexroth drives Industry 4.0

In today’s environment, as manufacturing companies strive to thrive and achieve growth, the power of Industry 4.0 is becoming real. Industry 4.0 changes the rules of the game for manufacturing. By leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies, manufacturers are able to keep costs down, drive productivity and become more competitive and lead the change. As a...

Digitalisation can bring down costs

Digitalisation is a huge enabler for the industry as a whole and new technological solutions have th ...

Top 5 technology trends for 2018

I am fortunate in my role to have the opportunity of speaking with some of the best Chief Informatio ...

Equate moves to cloud platform with SAP

Equate Group, a leading producer of petrochemicals in Kuwait, has announced the next phase of its pa ...

Honeywell debuts Cloud Historian

Honeywell has launched its Honeywell Connected Plant Uniformance Cloud Historian. The new product is ...





Siemens Gamesa secures new orders

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), a leading turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in Spain, has secured a new order for the supply of the turbines for Cepsa’s first wind farm, a project with which the Spanish energy player is diversifying its business into the renewables arena. The wind farm, which is being developed in Jerez de la...

ABB wins $40m order in Indonesia

ABB has won an order worth more than $40 million from a consortium comprising Doosan Heavy Industrie ...





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