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Manufacturing projects news

Al-Sawfa Cement awards $127m plant deal

Al-Sawfa Cement awards $127m plant deal Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions wins deal to build production line

Ivory Coast group to build cocoa plant in Oman Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

New joint venture to invest $150m in factory to process cocoa beans from West Africa

Hodna Cement plans $350m plant in Algeria Subscription

14 May 2014 | By

Local company signs deal with South African partner for 2.2 million tonne facility

Decision pending for $1bn Yanbu polysilicon plant Subscription

11 May 2014 | By

The facility will create 1,000 jobs

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Market news

Consumers prefer local products

Survey finds 80 per cent of UAE consumers prefer local products Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Lack of information and awareness about local products

Renault opens car plant in Algeria

Renault opens car plant in Algeria Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

Oran plant will have capacity of 25,000 Renault symbol cars a year

Abraaj sees strong growth potential in North Africa’s healthcare sector and has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in a Tunisian private hospital

Abraaj Group targets North African investments Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Private equity firm confirms interest in Egypt’s Bisco Misr

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Manufacturing trends

There is room in the automotive supply chain for Qatar to find its niche

Finding a niche automotive segment Subscription

24 September 2014 | By James Gavin

Qatar’s guaranteed supply of automotive-grade aluminium means it has the potential to tap into a niche market and become a manufacturer of advanced technologies such as lightweight composites

Algeria trade

Algeria: The region’s sleeping giant Subscription

1 July 2014

Algiers has struggled to deliver its manufacturing vision

Construction equipment

Construction surge boosts Saudi Arabia's equipment sales Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Construction equipment suppliers respond to increase in demand as rising government expenditures bolster the kingdom’s construction market

Saudi Arabia Small Project of the Year

31 March 2014

Mars Chocolate Factory

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Suhail Mubarak Bin Athaeeth al-Ameri Subscription

Suhail Mubarak Bin Athaeeth al-Ameri chief executive officer of The General Holding Corporation (Senaat)

Reginald Randall Subscription

Reginald Randall is CEO, Masafi UAE

Talal al-Shair

Talal al-Shair is vice-chairman Tasnee and chairman and CEO Cristal

Mustafa Gorgunel Subscription

Mustafa Gorgunel is general manager, Union Cement Norcem Company

Bruno Carre Subscription

Bruno Carre is managing director, Suez Cement Company

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Kuwait Projects 2014

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