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Brazilian coffee imports up

THE Arab world imported $106.9 million worth of Brazilian coffee during the first half of 2012, reflecting a 1.52 per cent increase in revenues compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Brazilian Coffee Exporter Council (Cecafé). Brazil exported more than a half a million 60-kg coffee bags to various markets in the...

MAN bus has cleaner emissions

MAN is helping make the UAE cleaner and greener. A MAN Lion’s City CNG bus went on trial in the be ...

UAE firm begins work on Indian terminal

UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group has announced that it has recently started construction on the Pipava ...

Micro Automation opens plant

MICRO Automation Industries, a Dubai-based manufacturer, has opened a new manufacturing facility in ...

Hardware firm opens base in Dafz

ACE Hardware International opened its Mena headquarters at the Dubai Airport Free Zone (Dafz) at a c ...





UAE factories up 63pc in six years

A document, published by Truth Economic Consultancy and commissioned by Dubai Investment City, has stated that the number of manufacturing and industrial units in the UAE increased by 63 per cent during a six-year period to the end of 2010. The factory units grew from 3,036 in 2004 to 4,960 in 2010 - an average annual increase of 8.5 per cent. The...

Statistics

GCC retail sales may hit $270bnRETAIL sales in the GCC are expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7 per cen ...





Alshaya in SAP drive

Alshaya Trading, a leading commercial equipment provider in Kuwait, has implemented a host of SAP business software solutions, to streamline operational processes and improve transparency and competitive advantage. The provider of ceramic tiles, sanitary-ware, commercial kitchens, office furniture, industrial supplies, shelving and heavy equipment is...

In brief

Thuraya-SoftBank sign dealTHURAYA Telecom, a top mobile satellite services operator, and SoftBank Mo ...

Digital services market thriving

In order to penetrate the Mena region’s rapidly growing digital services market and overcome relat ...





RPL opens Rabigh warehouse

Rabigh Petrochemical Logistics (RPL) has opened a new regional warehouse in Rabigh. Rabigh Logistics Centre, as it is called, was officially inaugurated by Abdullah Almajdouie, chairman, RPL. Present were Abdullah S Al Suwailem, president and CEO, PetroRabigh, SI Muastafa, chief executive officer, RPL, and Yoshifumi Nosho, managing director, Sumitomo...

Airport facility passes readiness test

Dubai Airports has conducted the first operational trial involving members of the public, to test th ...

Tugs for Bahrain

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Svitzer Middle East for the delivery of two Damen S ...

In brief

Suttons JV formed SPECIALIST global logistics provider Suttons Group has announced the signing of a ...

Work on DP World terminal on target

DP World said that the expansion of Terminal 2 at Jebel Ali Port is on schedule for completion in th ...





Tesla car sends solar message

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) and SolarWorld AG, partners in a venture to produce polysilicon, an ingredient in the production of solar power, presented the electric super car, Tesla Roadster, with SolarWorld’s innovative solar energy technology at the Qatar Sustainability Expo. For the first time in the Middle East, thousands of visitors were able...

Turbine upgrade announced

Siemens Energy has installed the prototype of a new four-megawatt (MW) wind turbine in Østerild, De ...

Plant makes solar power cheaper

The first turn-key solar power plant from Germany’s protarget AG marks a new generation of CSP (Co ...





Zamil Steel sees better 2013

Zamil Steel has reported that the economic crisis had an effect on production and revenues in 2012 but that it expects to do better in the New Year. It said weaker economic conditions in overseas markets in 2012 resulted in the Saudi market accounting for most sales of pre-engineered steel buildings fabricated at the Dammam plant. The company has targeted...





20bn Tertra Pak packages have FSC mark

Tetra Pak announced that more than 20 billion of its packages sold around the world during 2012 carried the label of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The label, which was carried on around 8.5 billion Tetra Pak packages in 2010, certifies that the paperboard used for the packaging material comes from responsibly managed forests and other controlled...

Multivac line-up at medical show

Multivac is preparing to showcase at the medical sector trade show Medtec in late February in Stuttg ...





Maaden produces first hot metal

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and Alcoa have announced the achievement of the first hot metal milestone at their joint venture smelter project at Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia.  This development marks the successful commissioning of the first of 740 smelting furnaces or “pots”, and is a key step toward commercial production at the...

$17.3bn spent on aluminium projects

THE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region has spent around $17.3 billion on aluminium projects and p ...

Dubal scoops GAC awards

Dubai Aluminium has won two accolades in the inaugural Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC) environment, hea ...





Abu Dhabi site for OPS plant

Songwon Additive Technologies AG and Polysys Industries announced that they will establish a new company Polysys Additive Technologies ME, which will build an OPS (One Pack Systems) manufacturing plant in Kizad (Khalifa Industrial City of Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi. This follows the announcement of the establishment of Songwon Additive Technologies AG, a joint...

Protection for machines with Fluorosint 135

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) has delivered a step-change in durability and longevity ...

Fiat MPV uses Lexan and Cycoloy

Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business says it is making continued progress in the adoption of its p ...





Siemens’ high-tech innovations

Siemens Industry Automation has announced the launch of Simatic S7-1500, a controller family of the next generation for medium to high-end machine and plant automation, and the Sirius 3SK1, a flexible and modular range of safety relays. The division has also introduced a versatile weighing module for the Simatic S7-1200. Siwarex WP231 is the first weighing...

New valves for Acvatix line

The Siemens Building Technologies Division has rounded out its ball valve portfolio with classic ope ...

Sharpshooter lubrication system unveiled

IN some automated assembly or machine lubrication applications it is difficult to get near the point ...

Workers safe with new Nomex garb

DuPont Protection Technologies recently unveiled its new Nomex firefighting garments tailored specif ...

Sanitary gauge launched

Winters Instruments has launched a new sanitary gauge for the food, beverage and dairy markets. The ...





Determined steps for growth

Bahrain is working hard to keep its economy moving despite challenging times for the kingdom with the old established industries pursuing growth initiatives and the government scouting for new private sector investments to spur the economy further. Details of plans for a new industrial city have been divulged, reflecting confidence and hope that meaningful...

Key study for Alba Line 6 under way

Alba took further concrete steps towards Line 6 by selecting Dubal’s technology for its Bankable F ...

BASF plant biggest of its kind

BASF, the largest diversified chemical company in the world, has substantially expanded its presence ...

Majaal model ‘successful’

Majaal, First Bahrain’s warehousing and light manufacturing hub for small and medium enterprises ( ...

Garmco ramping up raw metal stock

Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (Garmco)’s 2012 output has dropped below the 2011 level and well short ...





In Brief

JANUARY 2013 10-13: Heath Expo Istanbul, CNR Expo Centre, Istanbul, Turkey 14-17: SteelFab 2013, Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE 15-17: Gulf Industry Fair 2013, Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, Bahrain 17-20: Door Fair Turkey, Istanbul Expo Center, Istanbul, Turkey 20-22: Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East, Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre,...

Diary

ARAB PLAST 2013January 7-10The 11th Arab international plastic and rubber industry trade show and co ...





SteelFab draws wide interest

THE construction sector is once again providing work for the regional metal working and steel fabrication industry, thanks to mega projects worth billions of dollars announced recently in the UAE. And an upcoming trade show, SteelFab is set to showcase the technologies for the fabrication required to complete these projects. Set to be held at Expo Centre...





Halal exhibition successful

AN exhibition in Sharjah highlighting halal products and services was hailed as the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the region. Halal Food Middle East, organised by Expo Centre Sharjah, drew more than 90 exhibitors from 26 countries East and West and featured the Halal Middle East Congress. The event showcased the $2.77 trillion global halal...





Saudi Transtec a strong platform

THE recently held third Saudi Transtec in Dhahran provided a strong platform for players in the transport and logistics sectors to discuss current developments and future opportunities. Engineer Mohammed Khalid Al Suwaiket, Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Deputy Minister for Transportation, officially opened the event and took a tour of the exhibition, meeting...





Envision taking part in energy forum

FOLLOWING a recently announced partnership between Envision Solar International Inc (EVSI), the leading solar shaded parking array designer and developer, and Aconfort, a member of Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises LLC, the companies will announce their first major entrance into the Middle East and North African (Mena) market at the 2013 World Future Energy...





Imtech has much to offer region

IMTECH Industry International BV, a technology partner in the oil and gas, power electronics and energy markets, will be showcasing its expertise at Gulf Industry Fair as part of the Dutch pavilion. Imtech said its presence underscored the importance this flourishing region holds for it. The company is part of the division Imtech Netherlands which is in...

Dutch pavilion to offer expertise

DUTCH firms will be out in strength at Gulf Industry Fair, demonstrating their expertise in fields t ...

Gulf Industry Fair set for opening

ENTHUSIASM is building up as final preparations get underway for the holding of the Northern Gulf’ ...





Tenders

Gulf Industry Magazine brings you the latest tenders available in the Gulf region.   BAHRAIN Tender No 153/2012Installation of CCTV at various health centres. • Bid bond is BD500. • Documents can be obtained from the Ministry of Health, Directorate of Materials Management, tel: 17285572/17285592/17285908, fax: 17270979, by payment of BD15. •...





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