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PGII has a broad industrial vision

Al Khobar-based Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Company (PGII) plans to list on Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul Stock Exchange on December 2016. The planned listing will be the latest momentous step for the company. PGII’s managing director, Salah Al-Otaibi, believes that the journey towards the initial public offering (IPO) is an opportunity to...

Award spurs Sapin to innovate more

On the heels of a prestigious award it won at the Canmaker Summit for its two-piece aluminium cheese ...

BCI poised for growth

Basic Chemical Industries (BCI) Group, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading manufacturers of a divers ...

AFI restructuring production base

One of the Eastern Province’s prominent industrial establishments plans to restructure its pro ...

Zamil company clinches $92.8m chiller deal

ZAMIL Air Conditioners, one of the leading international manufacturers of air-conditioning systems a ...





Ziebel’s Z-Line makes debut

Ziebel AS, a Stavanger (Norway)-based provider of specialist well intervention services for the oil and gas industry, announced that for the first time in oil and gas history, the Z-Line, a gravity-deployed slim carbon composite cable, was used to acquire meaningful distributed temperature and distributed acoustic fibre optic data during a commercial well...





Al Watania seeks adviser for listing

Saudi Arabia’s Al Watania Poultry, one of the largest producers of chickens in the Middle East, has invited banks to pitch for the financial adviser role on its stock market flotation, three sources aware of the matter have said, reports Reuters. Bankers will make formal presentations to the company and Al Watania will decide on who will advise it on...

Almarai plans big investments in Egypt

SAUDI Arabia’s Almarai, which reported a 12 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit, plans t ...

Leister air heaters make a difference

Shrinking sleeves using Leister air heaters are more convenient, more efficient and less expensive t ...

Marine-based protein powder to debut

ADVANCE International, Inc (AI), a Bay Area (US) start-up company, has announced it expects to start ...

Masa gives food pests hard time

THE presence of pests in food production and preparation areas such as kitchens, food and beverage i ...





3DEXPERIENCE’s winning edge

Global packaging leader MWV faced a challenge: it needed to develop innovative, consumer-driven secondary packaging solutions 33 per cent faster to address fast-moving consumer goods manufacturers’ challenge of speed to market. It chose Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform based on V6 architecture for every step of the package...

Innovia film prevents mineral oil migration

INNOVIA Films recently launched its first BOPP film that has been officially proven to provide up to ...

New Expertline, unique packaging machine

Bobst has unveiled its new FFG 8.20 Expertline, the only equipment worldwide to offer a fully automa ...

Sealpac collaborates for innovation

Sealpac, leading provider of advanced tray-sealing and thermoforming technology, presented  var ...

Tech-ni-Fold displays latest products

Global creasing specialists Tech-ni-Fold Ltd displayed their latest creasing secret and launched a s ...





IEEE test plan for synchrophasors

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has announced the global availability of the industry’s first uniform test plan for evaluating the conformance of synchrophasors to IEEE C37.118.1, its standard for synchrophasor measurements for power systems. Introduction of the IEEE Synchrophasor Measurement Test Suite Specification is...

Keysight unveils MultiScope application

KEYSIGHT Technologies has introduced the N8834A MultiScope application, which enables engineers to c ...





Sabic investing, awaiting upturn

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) faces heavy pressure on its profits due to cheap oil but will keep investing globally to boost capacity in key areas, its acting chief executive said after the company reported a plunge in first-quarter profit,  reports Reuters. Sabic, one of the world’s largest petrochemicals groups and Saudi Arabia’s...

Sipchem PBT plant begins start-up phase

A POLYBUTYLENE terephthalate (PBT) plant of a Sipchem affiliate has begun its initial start-up in Ju ...





Plant to use advanced wastewater system

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems Ltd (MHI-MS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has received an order for wastewater treatment facilities employing its proprietary two-phase activated sludge system, an advanced wastewater treatment technology, for installation at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation’s Yokkaichi Plant in Mie...

New way to make freshwater from wastewater

A NEW system to produce freshwater from wastewater has been developed by a professor of Missouri Uni ...





Collaborative dual-arm robot out

ABB, the power and automation technology group, has introduced YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, at Hannover Messe. “The new era of robotic coworkers is here and an integral part of our Next Level strategy,” said ABB chief executive Ulrich Spiesshofer. “YuMi makes collaboration between humans and...

Kuka LBR iiwa does delicate, complex tasks

KUKA Robotics has debuted at Automate 2015 Chicago its lightweight robot LBR iiwa – intelligen ...





Qatar logistics firm’s profit up 40pc

Qatar-based Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) has registered a 40 per cent increase in its net profit for the first quarter compared to the previous year. Q1 net profits hit QR40 million ($11 million) compared with QR28.9 million in the previous year. The strong push forward was reflected in the company’s revenue streams, with its total peaking at...

Emirates cargo services to Orlando, Bali

EMIRATES SkyCargo, the freight division of Dubai-based Emirates, will launch daily services to Orlan ...

DP World buoyed by Fairview prospects

Dubai-based DP World, which is acquiring Maher Terminal’s Fairview Container Terminal (Fairvie ...

In Brief

SDV opens base in Dafza SDV-UAE LLC, one of the largest transport and logistics providers in the re ...





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