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Capitalising on core industrial strengths

From being known as the place where Kingdom’s first oil was extracted in 1938, to subsequently becoming the hub for the world-class oil, gas and petrochemical industries and now being dubbed “The Industrial Capital of the Entire Gulf” for its enormous industrial activities, the A’sharqia, or Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, has...

The Spark in Saudi’s industrial sector

The Saudi government is transforming the Kingdom’s industrial sector, with the goal of creatin ...





Mercedes-Benz trucks make a mark at Neom

Juffali Commercial Vehicles (JCV), a leading player in Saudi Arabia’s commercial automobiles industry, is playing a vital role in the construction and development of Neom, one of the world’s most ambitious new mega-developments. Neom is described as a vision of what a new future may look like. The estimated $500 billion regional development in...





Alba sees major jump in Q2 and H1 financial numbers

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) released results for the second quarter and first half of 2022 last month. Numbers were generally up for the year’s first half thanks in part to an increase in value added aluminium products and higher LME prices. The world’s largest aluminium smelter outside China, reported a profit of BD181.9 million ($483.9 million)...

Aluminium producers feel the margin pain as price slumps

Aluminium producers are facing a hard landing after the bonanza pricing seen in the first half of 20 ...

Aluminium as a pioneer in climate protection

Aluminum has repeatedly been the subject of criticism. On the one hand, this is due to the effects o ...





Carbon insetting fosters green goals

The significance of the logistics sector has perhaps never been more apparent in the last two years. According to statistics, the global logistics market reached $4.92 trillion in 2021, and is projected to grow to $6.55 trillion by 2027. The unprecedented growth of e-commerce especially during and after the pandemic has been a huge boom for the sector, as...

UPS is the most valuable logistics brand in world

US-based United Parcel Service (UPS) has held on to the top spot as the most valuable logistics bran ...

B&B is showcasing innovation at IMHX

The biggest week of the year for logistics professionals is almost here. IMHX is the UK’s larg ...

Value of an Obsolescence Audit

The extreme demands on warehouses over the last several years disrupted many maintenance schedules a ...

Swisslog webinar on automation challenges

Energy efficiency and a high degree of automation are key ingredients for success when it comes to d ...





Early fire detection for heat generation

Fires that are not caught early or extinguished quickly can cause serious financial, environmental, and commercial distress for a company, as well as distress to the community. The potential of such a heavy burden means many companies prioritise preventing or mitigating potential fires at all costs.   THE CUSTOMER’S CHALLENGE Food storage is...

UAE, UK collaborate on Senegal project

UAE’s Federal export credit company Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) and the UK Export Finance (U ...

Hempel offers new product for oil and gas sector

After 10 years of continuous success in the passive fire protection (PFP) market with its cellulosic ...





CDE celebrates 30 years in business

Throughout 2022, CDE, a leading supplier of sand and aggregate wet processing solutions for the waste recycling and natural processing sectors, is celebrating its 30th year in business. It comes as the company reveals its wet processing technologies have, over the past three decades, facilitated the diversion of over 100 million tonnes (mt) of...

Danube forays into decorative wraps category

Danube Building Materials has announced its foray into a new product line, Decorative Wraps, which w ...

New tech to solve steel’s iron ore issue

The development of new, cleaner steelmaking technology is helping to ease concerns about a predicted ...

Mutzel opts for Eirich mixing technology

The quality demands on concrete products such as paving stones and bricks are constantly rising. The ...





How manufacturing sector can approach decarbonisation

Climate change continues to be one of the most pressing problems facing our world today. Governments in the Middle East are actively pursuing several initiatives to cut carbon dioxide emissions and reduce carbon intensity. As we hurtle towards a raft of different targets and goals, there is a heavy onus on the manufacturing and industrial sectors to do...

Nadec project to reduce carbon emissions by 53m kg per year

Saudi Arabia’s leading agricultural and food processing company National Agricultural Developm ...





5 trends dominate the robotics sector

As the robotics industry continues to grow and mature, businesses are increasingly turning to robotics automation to boost productivity in the workplace, and address the challenges they face. These companies have found that robotic systems can effectively automate labor-intensive, repetitive, and hazardous tasks, keeping human workers fresh and healthy,...

ML and AI create value for plant digital twin technologies

The manufacturing and process industries are challenged by volatility in the market and have a huge ...

ABB, Red Hat partner to deliver scalable results

ABB and Red Hat have announced a global partnership to enable industries using ABB’s process a ...

IIC and ISA write satellite guides

The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) and the International Society of Automation announced the IoT Secu ...

Automation and Leadership meet announced

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced its 2022 Automation and Leadership Confe ...





Give every asset a unique digital identity

With Brady Corporation’s complete RFID solution, assets in any industrial environment can be given unique digital identities just by applying a label. Users will be able to identify and locate labelled assets all at once, from a distance, in real time, without needing line of sight. Your needs. Your solution. To make RFID driven efficiency possible...





Asry appoints new Deputy CEO

Asry (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), the region’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility, has announced the appointment of Sahar Ataaei as its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer. She will be directly responsible for overseeing the divisions of finance, accounts, human resources, information technology, supply chain, corporate...

New advisor Gulf Region named for Dutch Greenhouse Delta

Hans van der Beek joins the Dutch Greenhouse Delta Foundation (DGD) as Advisor for the Gulf Region. ...

Dragos announces appointment of Regional Director – Middle East

Dragos, a global leader in cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS) and operational techno ...

HFW boosts Middle East practice with new team

Global law firm HFW has boosted its Middle East practice with the hire of top-ranked shipping and of ...





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