Monday 5 October 2015

Blend Group to set up new $10m facility in SAIF Zone

UAE-based Blend Group has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority (SAIF Zone), to set up a new facility worth $10 million in the zone, aimed at doubling its current manufacturing capacity. The group, which was formed


Xerox launches Arabic user interface for printers

Xerox, a global business services and document management company, has introduced a new Arabic user interface for its ConnectKey technology-enabled multifunction printers (MFPs). The new language functionality will support the user’s need to work and collaborate in Arabic,


Norbain Holdings acquires Blue Helix

UK-based Norbain Holdings said that it has acquired Blue Helix, a leading distributor of fibre and copper networking products from the world’s foremost manufacturers. Norbain Holdings is a group of distribution companies specialising in fire, connectivity, networking and se


Masharie JV to set up LED assembly unit in Dubai

Lite-Tech Industries, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments, is set to start a dedicated assembly unit in the UAE for complete LED (light-emitting diode) fixtures as part of its regional expansion strategy. A joint venture between Masharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments


Etihad Rail partners with UAE shipping group

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a MoU with Transworld Logistics, a multi-faceted shipping and logistics company. The agreement will provide Transworld Logistics – part of the UAE-based global conglomerate Trans


Lockheed mulls merger of services with peer

Lockheed Martin Corp is exploring merging some of its information technology and services businesses, with a value of about $4 billion, with another government services contractor, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The contemplated transaction would create the large


Panasonic develops blue-violet semiconductor laser

Panasonic Corporation, a leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions, has developed a blue-violet semiconductor laser operating at output power of 4.5 W, which is 1.5 times higher than that of the conventional one even at 60-degree C, the maximum operating temp


Orange appoints new executive committee

Leading telecommunications operator Orange has defined its priorities for the next five years, with its Essentiels2020 strategic plan.   As from March 1 next year, the group’s organisation will evolve in line with the strategic plan in order to best implem


TGF in key accord with Bahrain shipping firm

Toll Global Forwarding (TGF), a logistics services provider, has announced the appointment of Bahrain-based Trans Continental Shipping (TCS), a shipping and freight forwarding firm, as its master franchisee for Bahrain. TGF’s vice-president of global franchises Jeff Khoury said the part


Al-Futtaim aviation unit boosts maintenance capabilities

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a fully integrated business aviation facility at Dubai World Central (DWC), has expanded its maintenance capabilities with the addition of two new aircraft types. DCAF is a joint venture between Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC

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