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Ducab

Dubai’s Ducab appoints new group CEO

Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Mutawa, the first Emirati in the role, replaces Andrew Shaw

AquaChemie Middle East

AquaChemie begins construction on $40m petrochemical terminal at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

The specialised bulk storage terminal will have a total capacity of around 40,000 cubic metres

Abu Dhabi Hope Consortium

Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium to facilitate worldwide distribution of Covid-19 vaccine

The consortium will be able to handle the logistics for over six billion doses of the vaccines manufactured around the world – whether in single or multi doses – in cold and ultra-cold conditions in 2021

Khalifa university

Research team at UAE’s Khalifa University manufacture reusable 3D-printed facemasks

A prototype has been printed and assessments will be performed on it before it receives the necessary approvals

Expo Centre Sharjah delays SteelFab event to June 2021

The 17th edition of the event was scheduled to be held in January 2021

Saudi Pepsi bottler MenaBev picks Infor for warehouse management software

Infor WMS will manage MenaBev’s end-to-end warehouse operation

Al Maha Nestle 1

Nestlé appoints new chairman and CEO for MENA region

Remy Ejel, who has been with the company for over 20 years, has been appointed to the role

Balki Radhakrishnan General Mills

Five minutes with Balki Radhakrishnan, vice president and managing director, General Mills AMEA

US-based food company General Mills recently launched the world’s first Old El Paso restaurant in Dubai

Prince Khaled’s KBW Ventures invests in ethical pet food brand

KBW Ventures joins funding round for US-based Bond Pet Foods

Mubadala Kohlberg PCI

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala and Kohlberg acquire majority stake in PCI Pharma Services

Philadelphia-based PCI provides a range of integrated pharmaceutical supply chain solutions

sabic

Saudi chemical maker SABIC expects recovery following loss

SABIC generated second-quarter sales of SAR24.62bn, down 29 per cent from the previous year

Kodak

Former electronics major Kodak to enter the pharmaceutical industry

It has obtained a $765m loan from the US government to support its foray into the pharmaceutical business

UAE food and drinks maker Agthia shifts to home deliveries

The company has introduced its own e-commerce website, and sales through retailers’ online platforms are growing

Dubai-based 3D printing start-up Immensa to expand to Saudi Arabia, US

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Immensa remobilised to produce more than 20,000 3D printed face shields per week