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The International Retail Expert’s First Attendance at Gulfood 2020

Sarah Benyoub - 23-janv.-2020 08:33:05
The International Retail Expert’s First Attendance at Gulfood 2020   • Organic products at the heart of the strategy • Private labels part of Casino DNA with constant innovation From February 16th to 20th 2020 at Dubai World Trade Center    United Arab Emirates;  January 22nd 2020: CASINO GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS, the strategic division in charge of the CASINO GROUP international development, is proud to announce its first participation at Gulfood 2020, taking place from 16th to 20th of February 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  Historic player in French retailing since 1898, the Casino Group is above all one of the world leaders in food retailing with more than 12,000 stores in France, Latin America and the Indian Ocean undertaking a yearly turnover worth 38 billion euros. Considered as the major line of Casino Group international business development, Casino Global Partnerships establishes several strategic partnerships with strong local players. Those partnerships are of different nature, from Affiliation & Franchise Contracts, Products Supply, and Services Agreements.   Affiliation & Franchise are based on long-term agreements with significant local retailers. The number of affiliated stores worldwide reached 222 in 2019, spread over more than 50 territories. Via Casino Global Partnerships, the Casino Group is intensifying the presence of its innovative banners in the world by concentrating its strength in high development potential regions in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. With more than 14,000 products, the Casino Group is the first retailer offering the largest private label range. Casino Global Partnerships benefits from this competitive advantage and supplies the Casino Group private labels to important local retailers, leaders in their markets.    “Organic products at the heart of our strategy” “We aim to become THE #1 Organic Products distributor in France by reaching a 1.5 Bn€ turnover in 2021. Since 2018, we have developed a large range of delicious eco-friendly recipes and products to be in-line with the growing trend of eco-conscious consumers. With more than 500 products existing and a strong innovative program for 2020, we continue to reinforce our commitment to propose the best and largest organic assortment to our customers”, commented Laurent ZECRI, Casino Global Partnerships Managing DirectCasi.   "Private labels are part of Casino DNA with constant innovation” With more than 20 different brands from grocery to beauty, Casino group attaches great importance to innovation. Each year, the Casino group launches more than 1,000 new products through all the different private labels. For the last years, Casino launched new range of innovative products like: • “Veggie”: a dedicated vegan products range • First vegetable frozen range without pesticide residues • A complete beauty products line based on the natural properties of fruits and plants • “Sincère”, a new eco-responsible and committed brand of Casino, made with natural, organic and recycled materials, while following environmental-friendly manufacturing processes.    “3 good reasons to come and meet the company during the show:”  1/ Casino Global Partnerships became a major expert in supplying products through dedicated export platforms,  2/ Casino Global Partnerships is proposing tailor-made product assortments to its clients,  3/ Casino Global Partnerships is giving professional and experienced expertize in the realization of store plans lay out, and interior design, in line with its successful store concepts in France. Providing professional training programs to retailer’s managers and employees, Casino Global Partnerships can also organize temporary immersion sessions within the Casino Group’s stores in France. The representatives will be pleased to meet with gulfood visitors to introduce their banners, product brands and services on the French Pavilion, located on Sheikh Saeed 1, stand S1-M45.  Press contact:  David GAU - Director of Operations Middle East & Central Asia d.gau@groupe-casino.fr +(971) 52 580 56 12  

Medical device manufacturer TECHNO CONCEPT plans to expand its business in the Middle East region following its participation in the ARAB HEALTH 2020 show in Dubai

Sarah Benyoub - 15-janv.-2020 11:18:04
  Medical device manufacturer TECHNO CONCEPT plans to expand its business in the Middle East region following its participation in the ARAB HEALTH 2020 show in Dubai   United Arab Emirates January 12, 2020 - TECHNO CONCEPT is the designer and manufacturer of specialist medical devices used in Physical Medicine and Neurorehabilitation. TECHNO CONCEPT, a true "Made In France" startup, with a unique know-how resulting from 15 years of research in neurosciences, launched Vibramoov in 2016, an innovative therapeutic solution to treat motor disorders in patients who have suffered neurological damage. Innovation at the heart of TECHNO CONCEPT’s business Launched in 2016, Vibramoov technology has taken TECHNO CONCEPT to a new level by opening the doors of international markets in the neuro-rehabilitation medical devices sector by the unique and revolutionary nature of the technology it employs. Protected by a worldwide patent for which the company obtained exclusive exploitation rights in 2014, and which was the result of a technology transfer with the CNRS of Marseille, the Vibramoov technology uses a complex method of soliciting the nervous system by "Functional Proprioceptive Stimulations” based on scientific knowledge acquired in the field of neuroscience over a period of 20 years. By stimulating the sensitive part of the muscles in a very specific way, the device is able to "trick" the brain by causing it to receive natural movement information of the limbs even though the patient is still unable to move. For a patient suffering from neurological damage, the aim is to ensure that (from the first days after a stroke for example) communication between the brain and the muscles of the arms or legs remains active even though the patient is still in bed. This non-invasive technique, which has no contraindications, aims to stimulate neuroplasticity from the earliest stage, thus allowing the patient’s mobility to be restored more quickly and with a higher outcome over the rehabilitation continuum.  Vibramoov was produced in response to a real global public health problem to more effectively treat the mobility impairments (loss of a patient’s ability to walk or move their arms) resulting from neurological traumas, the statistics of which are constantly increasing. The benefit to the quality of patient recovery is enormous, but equally to the economies of healthcare systems around the world. TECHNO CONCEPT has won a range of innovation awards with Vibramoov: Rotary Innovation Award – Health Category; Innovation Award at the Neuro Convention London in 2017.   Sustained international development TECHNO CONCEPT embarked upon exporting immediately following the launch of Vibramoov in 2016. The company already has a presence in Europe and abroad (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine, etc.) via a network of distributors. With regard to the Middle East, TECHNO CONCEPT started prospecting there in 2018. According to Nicolas PLUMIER, Co-Director of the company and Export Manager: “Arab Health 2020 will be the 3rd time TECHNO CONCEPT has taken part in this trade show. After first discovering the Middle East market in 2018, the 2019 show allowed us to finalize a distribution contract in the Saudi Arabian market and start the certification process for our device, which is expected to be completed in December 2019, thus enabling it to be marketed.   Our participation in 2020 will be aimed at continuing to support this Saudi partner by promoting the device to new opinion leaders, but also by opening up prospecting for new partners in the Middle East such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Kuwait and Lebanon. In Qatar, we also intend to strengthen our presence via the finalization of a distribution contract with a specialized partner with effect from the first quarter of 2020.”   Come and see TECHNO CONCEPT on the France pavilion organized by Business France at Arab Health, Stand R.K50   Press contact Nicolas PLUMIER, Co-Director, Export Manager Techno Concept Tel: +33 492 790 856 n.plumier@technoconcept.fr www.technoconcept.fr  

Arkema to further extend its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the acquisition of ArrMaz

Rejula ARUN - 09-juil.-2019 13:55:14
United Arab Emirates - On July 1st  2019, Arkema completed the acquisition of ArrMaz, a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure markets with a strong presence in Saudi Arabia. Thanks to this acquisition, Arkema will support the development of its customers in the region with top quality technical and logistics services.  ArrMaz offers tailored and sustainable solutions for the specific and ever-changing needs of its customers in a variety of industrial markets. In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ArrMaz offers a wide range of additives in the mining market to help optimize grade recovery and process performance in mining operations. It operates a new state-of-the-art plant located in Al Jalamid, producing specialty surfactants to support the growth of the Saudi phosphate industry.   “ArrMaz is very excited to be joining forces with Arkema. ArrMaz Gulf Chemicals has been serving the Kingdom’s growing phosphate industry since 2010, and the combination of Arkema’s and ArrMaz expertise will enable us to create new solutions for our valued customers and new opportunities for our dedicated employees in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Dave Keselica CEO ArrMaz “Leader in specialty surfactants, we have been active in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2014 serving major customers for the domestic market and exporting oilfield chemicals to neighboring countries. This acquisition will boost Arkema position in the region.” stated Jean-Francois Chesneau, Global President of surfactants and additives, Arkema  In the region, Arkema is operating a blending plant and storage in oil additives. More broadly, the Group is involved across the oil and gas value chain, from offshore production to refineries, shipping and sales at the pump. For example, our Rilsan® biobased polyamide 11 and our Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) are used in the transportation of oil and gas, and our sulfur-based chemical expertise enables desulfurization in the final step in the refining process. The Group also provides products for the odorization of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to make them detectable in the event of leaks. Finally, its range of products includes custom solutions for drying and purification with the Siliporite® molecular sieves as well as polymerization initiators such as Luperox® organic peroxides.  “Arkema has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With the acquisition of ArrMaz, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom.” said Abdelkader KADRI – CEO Arkema Middle East With Arkema’s strong expertise in specialty surfactants and formulation, this acquisition will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region.  A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.  www.arkema.com   CONTACTS Abdelkader Kadri : +971 48 75 17 01 abdelkader.kadri@arkema.com  

French Experts Loyal to the Project Lebanon Trade Show

Rejula ARUN - 16-juin-2019 13:04:11
United Arab Emirates- June 16, 2019 , Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing its eleventh France Pavilion at the Project Lebanon trade fair from June 18 - 21, 2019 in Beirut. This trade fair is the sole international event in Lebanon in the construction, building, materials and equipment sector. The French Pavilion will enjoy very good visibility thanks to a Premium location at the trade fair entrance. Ten French exhibitors will be presenting their innovative products, technologies and know-how to local building industry professionals.   The French construction/finishing work industry has several undeniable strengths  - With a highly fragmented network of 392,000 companies and sales of €135 billion in 2017, the industry has one or more global leaders in most of its component sectors: VINCI, EIFFAGE, BOUYGUES and SPIE, to name but a few.  - France boasts a highly diverse offering when it comes to the building trades, with companies of all sizes providing structural engineering and finishing work services (carpentry, roofing, insulation, sanitation, air-conditioning, smoke detectors, etc.) and interior fittings (wall and floor coverings, luxury tapware, home automation, etc.). - Innovation is a hallmark of French companies: new and biosourced building materials, wooden construction driven by ecological considerations, and smart building (BIM modeling, home automation, smart meters, energy optimization tools, solar glass, and smart thermostats, boilers and bulbs) are just some of the development initiatives currently being pursued by businesses in the sector. - Lastly, France enjoys a strong reputation for quality and reliability, which are especially important in the construction industry due to safety risks. A strong presence in foreign markets €7.1 billion are generated in exports . France tends to export top-quality, carefully designed, advanced technology products (innovative insulation materials, building facades that let in natural light, suspended ceilings, clay roof tiles, natural paints, decorative fireplaces, etc.).   The building and finishing work market in Lebanon represents 14% of GDP and as regards construction, it mainly depends on imports. USD 11 billion of promises of loans and donations were obtained by Lebanon from the international community at conclusion of the CEDRE Conference in April 2018, aimed at helping the country finance its multi-year development plan over the next 5 years. This context is a strong signal for French companies wishing to do business with this country which has a strong development potential. The French delegation there attests to the large interest represented by the Lebanese market. The French exhibitors in the France Pavilion aim to establish or strengthen partnerships, and develop new collaborations with local professionals.   The French exhibitors of the Lebanon Project, will be there to greet you in the France Pavilion , at the entrance to the trade fair:   AFITEXINOV: Specialized in drainage, supporting structures and floor sealing, the AFITEX group bases its international development on innovative processes and generating significant savings in the construction of structures: buildings, road and rail infrastructure, waste storage centers, mines, etc. CSTB – Centre Scientifique Technique du Bâtiment:  The mission of the Scientific and Technical Building Center is to ensure the quality and safety of buildings. LANCIER SA:  Specialized in the manufacture of transport equipment for laying and running cables for telecom, energy and tertiary industry installers.   MEREF - CCI FRANCE LIBAN:  Grouping of French and Lebanese economic entities who are working for closer economic and cultural relations between the two countries. The MEREF  - CCI FRANCE LIBAN will host the following exhibitors on its booth: AROPE INSURANCE S.A.L. : One of the main actors of the insurance sector in Lebanon. BUREAU VERITAS LIBAN:  An inspection office, testing and certifying products to local standards. QUALICONSULT MOYEN-ORIENT S.A.L:  Specialist of technical control, inspection, assistance and training, Qualiconsult Group provides support to companies at all stages in building and operating their buildings, technical facilities and infrastructure. SOCOTEC LIBAN:  The group intervenes to identify, assess and prevent risks in the areas of Quality, Safety, Health and the Environment.   Key building figures of the French economy: • 392,000 companies; • Workforce of 1,441,000 including 1,069,000 employees and 372,000 self-employed tradespeople; • EUR 135 billion of building work excluding tax • Activity in external markets: EUR 7.1 billion of building work recorded (4.9 billion for structural work and 2.2 billion for finishing work). • Geographical distribution: Europe (64%), Asia (11%), America (11%), Africa (7%), South America (6%), Near and Middle East (1%)   Source: French Building Federation, June 2018 ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.  Social Media:  Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF  #FrenchPavilion #ChooseFrance  #FrenchConstruction #FraneAtProjectLebanon  For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Ms. Catherine MILLE, Project Leader Phone: 33 (0) 4 96 17 25 26 catherine.mille@businessfrance.fr www.businessfrance.fr Ms. Yasmina OUARI Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 995 29 97  Mail :  yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr   

Digitalization at the forefront of the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days

Rejula ARUN - 18-avr.-2019 11:51:36
PRESS RELEASE   Digitalization at the forefront of  the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days    United Arab Emirates; April 2019: Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days in the beginning of April in Abu Dhabi. Launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, the two-day forum focused on Digitalization, Energy Efficiency, New Technologies for Gas Processing and Plant Operations. The topics presented in a series of presentations of new solutions by the French innovative companies participating, towards ADNOC Group’s Key decision makers.   Since 2015, the UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days has become an essential rendez-vous between UAE and France in the Oil & Gas sector. This year with the support of Total in the UAE as gold sponsor and Schneider Electric as silver sponsor, over 10 companies were represented to showcase the latest technology and industry innovations.     The forum took place in two distinct locations bridging the topics with live demonstrations. On the first day of the event took place at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, next to the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex where ADNOC subsidiaries are located. On the second day, French companies met ADNOC operational teams in the Ruwais Industrial Area where hydrocarbons are processed.    The historical ties between the United Arab Emirates and France having served as a strong base in bilateral cooperations in an important number of domains, is particulary prevalent in Oil & Gas field. The strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in Energy, Oil and Gas sectors will help to strengthen business relationships between Emirati and French organizations.   With Digitalization as the overarching theme, the forum covered Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics/Maintenance. Sessions on Energy Efficiency included details on Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Management software and tools, Energy optimization in Gas Processing and the Best Available Techniques (BAT). The sessions focused on New technologies for Plant Operations delved deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and management side of the industry.    Following the successful sessions in 2015, 2017, and 2018 under the framework of UAE France strategic dialog,  the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days aims to highlight the strong innovative capabilities brought together by two forward thinking nations.   - END         -  Note to Editors  ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.    About EVOLEN: EVOLEN network brings together some 1,350 members (250 corporate members and 1,100 individual oil and gas professionals). Their areas of expertise cover the entire oil and gas sector (exploration, production, storage, refining, and distribution) and renewables.  EVOLEN aims to promote the technological and industrial excellence of the French hydrocarbons industry and energy futures across the world and to foster the international deployment of French energy industry companies. The French hydrocarbons industry has many strengths, notably its great capacity for innovation, which has enabled it to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of quality and safety. Moreover, its technologies and know-how are being applied intensively to new sources of energy.   ABOUT THE FRENCH BUSINESS GROUP:  The French Business Group is a dynamic and independent non-profit organization committed to promote business relations between the United Arab Emirates and France. It has nearly 200 members and represents sectors such as Oil & Gas, construction, defense, aerospace, aviation, hospitality, finance and telecom. The main missions are to promote bilateral trade, represent and serve the interests of its members and enhance Franco-Emirati connections.   ABOUT TOTAL: Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. It is present in the UAE since 1939 across all elements of the energy sector. Total is in partnership with ADNOC and the majority of Abu Dhabi’s oil, gas and energy companies. It has interests in several joint ventures, plus operational presence through its affiliates Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Total Solar Middle East, Total Marketing Middle East blending plant, Total E&P UAE Unconventional Gas B.V. and via its trading branch TOTSA.   Championing civic responsibility for future generations through the Total Foundation and promoting one of the key pillars of its societal activities, Youth, Inclusion and Education, Total is committed to the development of youth in the country.   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Yasmina OUARI  Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 99 529 97  Mail : yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr    

OCEAN FRESH WATER to unveil a novel approach to bottled water with Ôdeep at Gulfood 2019

Rejula ARUN - 03-févr.-2019 11:20:30
• Participation marks a first for the company at the international annual food & beverage trade show (stand Z4-B38) Dubai, UAE – February 3, 2019 : OCEAN FRESH WATER, the French beverage company is proud to announce their inaugural participation at Gulfood 2019 with the reveal of their revolutionary bottled deep sea water brand, Ôdeep. Marking the 24th edition of Gulfood, the event will be taking place from the 17th to the 21st of February 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Dubbed as the most anticipated annual food & beverage trade exhibition, Gulfood 2019 is set to welcome over 5,000 exhibitors and 98,000 attendees to showcase their latest products and cutting-edge innovations across eight of the biggest commodity trading sectors: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food. Extracted from a depth of over 200m, Ôdeep reveals the richness of the ocean depths. Out of the reach of solar rays, the brand offers the market the purest water source rich in minerals. In fact, the composition of Ôdeep matches the natural minerality of the human body. The original balance of marine minerals enables an improved assimilation compared with terrestrial minerals. One single glass of Ôdeep will provide you with the same benefits as two glasses of conventional water. Commenting on the reveal and participation, Jacques Le Moigne, Chief Executive Officer of Ôdeep, stated: “With over 70% of the planet covered in water and the human demand continuing to grow, it was becoming evident that we needed to find an alternative to land-based water resources. To offer a more sustainable resource for the future, deep ocean water presented a more reliable and secure alternative, rich in minerals and lower in sodium than the best waters in the market. We are proud to be at the forefront of this discovery with the launch of  Ôdeep and are eager to showcase our product to the region’s growing market at Gulfood 2019.” Collected across the five oceans, Ôdeep is harvested, processed, bottled and palletized all onboard the bottling vessel. Such a technology stands as a breakthrough in eco-aware bottling approach, thus freeing itself from a mainland production site in order to turn seas and oceans into an ocean of opportunities. Available in a 0.6L bottle for daily consumption or in 1.5L for convivial table moments, Ôdeep’s fresh taste is a crisp robe of flavor making it a pleasurable drink to be enjoyed with family or friends at any time of day. Representatives will be located at the Ôdeep stand Z4-B38 where there will be tasting sessions throughout the five days of the exhibition.  - END -

Ethylene oxide sterilization: A tried and tested process and increasingly innovative machines

Rejula ARUN - 09-janv.-2019 11:29:49
United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2019 : Most polymer-based medical devices are not compatible either with the high temperatures required for steam sterilization (121°C / 134°C), which cause them to deform, or with gamma rays, which can cause plastics to stain or become cloudy. Ethylene oxide sterilization, however, is performed at temperatures typically between 40°C and 55°C, and is compatible with all MDs, irrespective of their type and composition. Ethylene oxide is therefore the ideal sterilization method for all MDs, provided that the strict standards governing its use (safety and toxicity) and its follow-up (EO residuals in the MD) are adhered to. SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures industrial-type ethylene oxide sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the technical committee that developed the ISO 11135 standard and provides its customers with experience and expert knowledge of the sterilization process. SOLSTEO’s success worldwide is partly due to an innovative software application: a plug & play version of its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system CRISTALWARE 2.0., which can be adapted for existing machines. This new version is innovative in that it incorporates an equipment simulation tool, which means that the program can be 95% validated before the software is installed on an existing machine. Like a surgeon performing a transplant on an otherwise healthy heart patient, CRISTALWARE 2.0. gives equipment a second lease of life! Committed to protecting the environment, SOLSTEO supports green industry and offers innovative solutions to reduce the environmental footprint by integrating alternative natural energy sources (solar power) into the operation of its machines and air purification systems (scrubbers and catalytic burners). For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr  
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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit:  www.businessfrance.fr Consulting:  Law and regulation Market benchmarking Projects and requests for proposals Contacts : Market prospection Exhibitions and B to B meetings Technologic partnerships Communication : Press and public relations Professional advertisements Commerc

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