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Manufacturing drives non-oil growth

Amidst a challenging investment climate and geopolitical tensions that are dampening growth elsewhere, the Arab world’s largest economy, Saudi Arabia, is experiencing positive momentum. Even though oil remains the dominant growth driver, much of the growth in 2021 has come from non-oil activity led by manufacturing, as shown by the official data. A...

Saudi ports’ throughput volumes up in March

Saudi ports Authority (Mawani) has announced that the country’s ports have recorded ...

Buoyant industrial sector gets fresh boost

Saudi Arabia’s industrial sector which has done particularly well in 2021 attracting trillion ...

Saudi start-ups emerge star attractions

Start-ups from across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) had raised nearly $375 million with Sa ...

'Procurement jobs will be obsolete in 10 years’

Saudi Arabia-based start-up firm Lawazem, an operational procurement company which raised $1.3 milli ...





Gulf petrochemical firms could win in Europe

The war in Ukraine presents upsides and downsides for Gulf petrochemical companies as European buyers cut purchases of Russian material and look for new import sources while the risk of recession there and economic downturn in China and globally could cut demand for Middle East petrochemicals. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced buyers in Europe...

GCC petchem sector on course for swift recovery: study

The move to attract investment for research and development (R&D), as part of broader efforts to ...





Testing equipment market to reach $17.66bn by 2028

The global test and measurement equipment market size is estimated to be worth $11.9 billion in 2022 and is forecast to be a readjusted size of $17.66 billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 6.8 per cent during the review period, according to a report by Valuates Reports. In the end-user industries of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, biological research, and food...

TII launches Mena’s first impact lab

Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global research centre and applied research pillar of Abu D ...

One sensor to measure everything

Level sensors help users monitor their industrial processes. Today they routinely make processes mor ...

New and smart force measurement technology

GTM Testing and Metrology GmbH, a leading specialist for measuring forces and torques, has launched ...

Krohne unveils compact pressure switches for gas, liquids

Krohne, a global manufacturer and provider of process instrumentation services, has introduced Optib ...





Power transmission lines market upbeat

The power transmission lines and towers market is expected to register major gains through the coming years, propelled by an upsurge in adoption of expansion strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, and product developments by leading industry participants. For instance, in September 2021, Nexans unveiled its second cable-laying vessel, the Nexans Aurora,...

Egypt firm enhances projects delivery with Bentley applications

Designing and delivering complex power projects involves creating large amounts of data. For the Cai ...

Alfanar to set up $1.3bn green fuel plant in UK

Saudi-based Alfanar, a specialist in the manufacture of high voltage electrical products and provide ...

Transelec strengthens its electrical system

With almost 10,000 km of lines and more than 60 substations, from the Arica y Parinacota Region to t ...





Sealing sustainable packaging solutions

Over the past two years, the flexible packaging industry has been actively pursuing more sustainable packaging solutions. Industry leaders are pledging that by 2025, all produced packaging materials should be recyclable or reusable. There are many ways to achieve this ambitious goal. One is to replace multi-material combinations by a mono-material such as...

Rockwell names Optima as first EMEA-based OEM partner

Rockwell Automation, a world leading company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transfor ...

Packaging industry IT hiring activity rises

Middle East & Africa (MEA) witnessed a 20.3 per cent rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging ...

Klöckner Pentaplast to boost rPET/PET capacity

Klöckner Pentaplast (KP), a global leader in recycled content products and high-barrier protect ...





A challenging new era in parts distribution

If only getting stuff from A to B was as simple as it sounds. Delivering drill rigs and their spare parts to some of the most remote locations on earth has never been easy. But add in a global shortage of key components, bottlenecks in transportation, Covid-19, soaring material prices and a software upgrade at a key distribution center that went awry, and...





APM 4.0: Powering the next industrial revolution

The industrial sector is in the midst of its biggest disruption in decades. Across the globe, organisations are facing major pressures to become more reliable and productive while reducing costs. Amid the rapid changes that are happening in the market, businesses can no longer afford to continue to operate in a reactive environment. It’s critical for...

Forum to focus on $215bn analytics biz

The data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber security business in the Middle East and ...

88pc of manufacturing decision makers plan to invest in tech

Some 88 per cent of business decision makers (BDMs) in the manufacturing industry say they plan to i ...

ICS market to cross $12bn by 2026

From a steady supply of drinking water to an uninterrupted flow of electricity to effective traffic ...





Optimise rental equipment management

Challenge: Automate & digitalise paper trails A successful equipment rental company experienced growth pains due to a rapidly expanding customer base and asset inventory. At times, assets got lost in the warehouse because they were not always booked in properly. The company had responded with processes and paper trails, but re-attaining a satisfying...





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