Thursday 3 September 2015

Sugar-free confectionary makers 'eye' sweet gains in Dubai

With the UAE and Saudi Arabia claiming the biggest chunks of the region’s annual chocolate spend according to recently released Euromonitor data, a raft of health-conscious, sugar-free snack producers are set to line-up alongside traditional confectionary producers at a leading event in


Dhofar Global wins top award

Dhofar Global, a leading supplier of hygiene care products in the Middle East, has won the Platinum Technology Award for ‘Quality & Best Trade Name 2015’ in recognition of its outstanding achievements in quality and business excellence. The Platinum Technology Awa


Etihad to drive procurement efficiency with SAP Ariba

Etihad Airways’ Procurement and Supply Management (P&SM) department has embarked on a transformation journey to support the airline’s future expansion by implementing SAP’s innovative, cloud-based Ariba solutions. The sourcing and supplier information management s


Salalah Mills to invest $19m in new unit

Salalah Mills will be investing RO7.5 million ($19.47 million) towards the development of a new flour mill with a production capacity of 600 tonnes per day to support the expanding requirements of the domestic and export markets, a report said. The decision to expand the company&


Oman Textile Holding wins 600,000 m fabric supply order

Oman Textile Holding wins 600,000 m fabric supply order Oman Textile Holding, a leading manufacturer and distributor of textile fabrics and related products, recently disclosed to the Muscat Securities Market that it has won an order to supply 600,000 m of fabric to a government


Alba to back Bahrain International Air Show

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading aluminium smelter in the world, announced that it has been named the gold sponsor of the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) 2016, to be held in the kingdom in January. The event will take place from January 21 to 23, at the Sakhir Airbase.


Mobily Ventures invests in shipping and logistics start-up

Mobily Ventures, the venture capital arm of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), has announced that it is investing in Fetchr, a shipping and logistics start-up using cutting edge technology to overcome shipping challenges in the Middle East. Dubai-based Fetchr offers a smartphone app that


Equate team visits Kuwait’s General Administration of Customs

Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint venture, conducted a visit of its senior executives to Kuwait General Administration of Customs (KGAC). The visitors were received by KGAC executives which included Khaled Al-Saif, general manage


Colour – the next frontier in 3D printing

A group of Fraunhofer researchers are currently working on making colour printing a viable option in 3D printers. They will be speaking at the world’s largest specialised conference on technical colour sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. “Although 3D printi


China aluminium shake-up planned in state reform push

China is trying to push its two biggest aluminium businesses together as part of a planned shake-up of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), industry sources said, a move that would create the world's largest aluminium maker. Power company State Power Investment Corp (SPI) is in ta

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