Tuesday 21 November 2017

Renault, Al-Futtaim deal to assemble vehicles in Pakistan

Groupe Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer, and UAE-based Al-Futtaim have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.   The agreements will see Groupe Renault bring its latest products and techn


Human factor 'key in industrial safety'

The important role of the human factor in ensuring safety and improving reliability in industrial environment was highlighted by a senior Saudi Aramco official.   Speaking at the the 12th Professional Development Conference & Exhibition, organised in coordin


Alba appoints new manager for Power Expansion Project

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, recently promoted Khaled Mersal to manager, Power Expansion Project. Mersal joined Alba in 2008 as a shift engineer under the Graduate Engineers training programme for power operations, said a statement


UAE national to hold top maritime post

UAE national Saeed Al Malik has been elected as the new chairman of the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA), Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced. DMCA said the election is a major Emarati achievement across the international maritime indus


Brazil’s exports to Arab countries reach $11.4bn

Brazil's total exports to Arab countries, from January to October 2017, amounted to $11.43 billion, surpassing the previous year’s total of $9.34 billion by 22.31 per cent, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Brazil's overall exports rose fro


Safi launches first branded water station in region

Safi, the UAE’s first water company that recycles water for industrial and commercial use, recently marked the completion of a full rebrand and upgrade of its existing facility in Ajman, UAE. The facility was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Cou


Bahrain’s non-oil sector grows 4.7pc in H1

Bahrain's non-oil sector grew at a rate of 4.7 per cent in the first half of 2017, ahead of the 4 per cent recorded during 2016 as a whole, according to the latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly published by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB).   The robust non-oil


Al Foah Company completes dates marketing season for 2017

Al Foah Company, owned by Abu Dhabi’s Senaat, revealed that it received approximately 100,000 tonnes of dates at the end of the dates marketing season for 2017, which ran from August 12 to October 31. Eng Dhafer Ayed Al Ahbabi, chairman of Al Foah Company, said: “Appr


Daikin launches new energy efficient air conditioners

Daikin, a global leader in HVAC manufacturing, has pioneered a solution that can cut energy use drastically and save billions of tonnes of C02 globally. Daikin has pioneered the new Inverter Split Wall Mounted unit, claimed to be the most energy efficient air conditioner of its t


Sustainability success for Mepco

The Middle East Paper Co (Mepco), a leading vertically-integrated paper manufacturer in the region, has highlighted its commitment to economic and environmental sustainability through three major operational cost-efficient benchmarks. The environmental sustainability underpinning

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