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Gulf industry to showcase GCC’s industrialisation development

The 2016 annual industrial event is scheduled to take place from February 9th – 11th 2016. 

“The 2016 Exhibition takes place at a watershed period for the economies of the region,“ says Jubran Abdulrahman, the Managing Director of organisers' Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions. “The economic importance for encouraging industrial promotion has never been required more than at this time of declining oil prices. Gulf Industry Fair will focus on promoting economic diversification through the elements of industrial development.” 

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Combilift: €40 million manufacturing facility

In the presence of local dignitaries and  Combilift’s current workforce of 350, Managing Director Martin McVicar and Technical Director Robert Moffett turned the first sod on the 40 hectare site which will house a multi-function facility including a dedicated R&D building, purpose built testing area and adjoining administration offices. 

Alufoil Trophy 2016

The Alufoil Trophy is now recognised as the most highly valued award in the sector, with categories covering every aspect of aluminium foil and closures use. Applications include packaging, construction and automotive, as well as industrial and decorative applications. 

Entries are accepted from packaging designers, brand owners, foil rollers, foil converters, foil container manufacturers, closure manufacturers, household foil manufacturers, retailers, and industrial solution providers; including combined entries from any of these disciplines. Interested consumers and...

Outotec acquires Kovit Engineering Limited

Kovit Engineering is one of the leading technical consulting and engineering companies specialising in surface and underground mine tailings solutions.

Tailings are the materials left over after the process of separating the valuable fractions from the ore. The acquisition complements Read more

Novelis appoints new President and CEO

Fisher previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and recently Interim President and CEO. He will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer until a successor is named.  

Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Read more

$2.6bn smelter planned in Iran

Tapan Kumar Chand, National Aluminium Company (Nalco)'s new chairman and managing director, will meet Iran's ambassador to India Gholamreza Ansari in New Delhi, India, to further discuss the matter.

Nalco's idea to set up the 1-million-tonne capacity facility in Iran is driven by power shortages in India given that electricity accounts for 40% of smelting costs, it said.

Chand said that Nalco would prefer a local partner who could supply cheap electricity to fire the smelter. For feedstock in the plant, the company will ship alumina from the Indian state of...

GARMCO appoints new CFO

Commenting, Mr Jean-Baptiste Lucas, Chief Executive Officer of GARMCO, said, “We are pleased to welcome Khushroo Patel to the company. His extensive experience and depth of knowledge will bring further strength to our executive team and enable us to continue to enhance our financial reporting and management capabilities. This is an important time of growth for GARMCO, as we seek to expand our...

India plans $2.6bn smelter in Iran

Tapan Kumar Chand, National Aluminium Company (Nalco)'s new chairman and managing director, will meet Iran's ambassador to India Gholamreza Ansari in New Delhi, India, to further discuss the matter.

Nalco's idea to set up the 1-million-tonne capacity facility in Iran is driven by power shortages in India given that electricity accounts for 40% of smelting costs, it said.

Chand said that Nalco would prefer a local partner who could supply cheap electricity to fire the smelter. For feedstock in the plant, the company will ship alumina from the Indian state of...