Sunday 22 April 2018

Jafza's trade with India surges to over $3.4bn in 2017

Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World, said its trade with India has been growing at a tremendous pace with the latest business figures seen at more than $3.4 billion.   Jafza said over 788 Indian companies are tr


SSIT launches TA Triumph-Adler products in UAE

Smart Solutions and IT Technology (SSIT), a leading one-stop shop for office automation solutions and part of the Al Ahlia Group, has introduced an extensive range of Germany-based TA Triumph-Adler products to the UAE market.   SSIT is a joint venture between UAE-based Al Ahl


American group UL eyes Mideast drone market

American safety science company UL has created a platform designed to help ensure the safety of lithium-ion battery powered unmanned aerial systems, as drone technology is expected to flow into the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region in the next decade. The UL 3030 Standar


StorageCraft names sales manager for Middle East, India

US-based StorageCraft, a premier backup and disaster recovery software company, has announced its regional expansion plans with the appointment of Sayed Shamshuddin as the new regional sales manager for the Middle East and India. Shamshuddin, an industry veteran, with his deep te


Dnata wins UK certification for distribution practice

Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler dnata has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA). The UK MHRA granted dnata full Wholesaler Dealer Authorisation (WD


Chinese firms to invest $1bn in Abu Dhabi free zone

A total of 15 Chinese companies have signed agreements to invest in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ), the largest free zone in the Middle East, totalling $1 billion in value. The announcement was made by Abu Dhabi Ports and the Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Co


Honeywell, Burj Khalifa mark a decade of IoT

The iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Honeywell, a global software-industrial company, recently marked 10 years of cutting-edge connected technology and Internet of Things (IoT) innovations which were used to optimise the experience of its residents. The innovations improved the e


RAK Petroleum Authority names new CEO

The Ras Al Khaimah government has appointed Nishant Dighe as the new chief executive officer of Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority (Rakpa), the new regulator responsible for the emirate's licensing round tendering process. This follows the recent appointment of Sheikh Ahmed B


Mideast auto sales revenue to top 15bn by 2021

The Middle East’s sales revenue from engine and car components, systems, tyres, and auto accessories, is expected to surpass the $15-billion mark in the next three years, compared to $12.4 billion in 2017, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 per cent, according to TechS


SoftBank signs up Jacky’s for humanoid robot sales

Dubai-based Jacky’s Business Solutions has been appointed as the first value-added reseller in the UAE for SoftBank Robotics Europe’s humanoid robot, Pepper. Jacky’s Business Solutions, a division of Jacky’s Group, is an end-to-end solutions provider for m

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