Friday 28 July 2017

Panasonic launches new cordless vacuum cleaner in ME

Panasonic, a global leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies, has launched its new ‘IT’ twist cordless vacuum cleaner MC-BJ870 in the region. With the new revolutionary twist nozzle design that is ultra-flexible, MC-B870 features a slim body and t


Firms urged to prepare for VAT

Companies in the region must begin preparing to ensure they remain compliant when Saudi Arabia's new value-added tax (VAT) regulations come into force, says Proven Saudi Arabia, a leading business support provider. As many businesses trade across the GCC, it is imperative tha


Al Ghurair makes substantial power, CO2 reductions

Al Ghurair, the UAE-based industrial conglomerate, is registering substantial savings in power consumption and slashing an estimate of 10 per cent to 30 per cent of its carbon emissions through its various environmental sustainability initiatives. These significant reductions in


Kent RO Systems expands into GCC market

Kent RO Systems Limited, India’s leading reverse osmosis (RO) water purifier brand, has announced its expansion into the GCC market. The brand’s wide range of household appliances will be available at LuLu Hypermarkets. The company has joined hands with UAE’s Sa


Swisslog to showcase latest robot systems at Dubai event

Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS), a leading automation expert for robot-based and data driven intralogistics solutions, will showcase its latest solutions at the Materials Handling Middle East exhibition, to be held in September, in Dubai, UAE. For the third


China seals $1.5bn Iran rail line electrification deal

Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) signed a $1.5-billion deal to finance the electrification of a high-speed rail line between the Iranian cities of Tehran and Mashhad, said a report. China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) will be responsible for the electri


NYU Abu Dhabi partners with Etihad Cargo for summer course

UAE-based New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college, has partnered with Etihad Cargo for a unique intensive four-week summer course. The course, Driving Genius, will look at how different aspects of robot


Top Saudi delegation holds meetings with IMO

A high level delegation from Saudi Arabia is currently participating in board meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), being held at its headquarters in London, UK. The meeting which kicked off on July 24 will run until July 28. The kingdom’


BMW to enable electrification of all model series

BMW Group has revealed that electrification is one of the central pillars of its corporate strategy ‘Number One > Next’ and all brands and model series can be electrified, with a full-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrain being offered in addition to the combustion engine option.


Ashghal seeks bigger local participation in projects

Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited more local manufacturers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the various infrastructure projects being implemented in the country, said an official. Speaking at the launch of ‘Taheel’ on

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