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Al Ghurair Properties announces partnership with Siemens to implement sustainable smart solutions

13 January 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

Al Ghurair Properties, the real estate development arm of Al Ghurair Investment, today announced a strategic partnership with Siemens to implement their world-leading patented Siemens Demand Flow® Solution technology along with digital services at Al Ghurair Centre. The partnership aims to accelerate Al Ghurair Properties’ objectives in the areas of innovation, digitalisation, and sustainability.

Al Ghurair Properties announces partnership with Siemens to implement sustainable smart solutions
Friday 14 January 2022

13 January 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

Al Ghurair Properties, the real estate development arm of Al Ghurair Investment, today announced a strategic partnership with Siemens to implement their world-leading patented Siemens Demand Flow® Solution technology along with digital services at Al Ghurair Centre. The partnership aims to accelerate Al Ghurair Properties’ objectives in the areas of innovation, digitalisation, and sustainability.

The signing ceremony was held virtually in the presence of Sultan Al Ghurair, CEO, Al Ghurair Properties and Franco Atassi, CEO Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Middle East. Also in attendance were, from Al Ghurair Properties, Anwar Atari, Vice President Finance, Ahmed Al Hadithy, Head of Operations and Ahmed El Bassyouni, Head of Hospitality and Commercial Leasing, and, from Siemens Middle East, Wolfgang Eger, CFO Smart Infrastructure, Wael Badawy, Head of Energy Performance & Services and Jamie Hoyzer, EVP Finance, Energy & Performance Services.

The technology provided by Siemens will optimise the performance of the mall’s systems, enabling the monitoring and controlling of the building’s operations and functions, including air conditioning and energy usage. Siemens’ solution will help reduce carbon emissions, conserve energy, and lower operating costs. It aims to generate potential energy savings of up to 2.7M kWh annually, which will curb carbon emissions by 1,400 MT each year. Additionally, the technology will allow Al Ghurair Centre to operate on a cloud platform to enable smart operations such as providing live updates of the mall’s energy consumption and CO2 impact, as well embedding an interactive dashboard to demonstrate consumption across any time period.

Siemens Demand Flow Solution optimises both chilled water and air distribution systems without compromising on the comfort of the cooling services. It is designed to deliver immediate results through automated technology, and its built-in analytics alleviate constraints on customers’ internal resources and extend equipment life.

As 2021 marks the 40th year since Al Ghurair Centre was established as the country’s first mall, this is apt testament to the business’ future direction and its commitment to elevating corporate citizenship.

Commenting on the partnership, Sultan Al Ghurair, Chief Executive Officer of Al Ghurair Properties, said:

“We are delighted to enter this new partnership with Siemens, a global leader in providing innovative solutions, to accelerate our transformation journey and support our digitalisation and sustainability objectives. Through the implementation of smart technology at Al Ghurair Centre, we aim to accelerate our sustainability targets and reduce the mall’s carbon footprint. Furthermore, this agreement is testament to our commitment to supporting the country’s leadership to turn the UAE into one of the most smart and sustainable countries in the world.”

Franco Atassi, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the Middle East, said:

“We are honoured to be a trusted partner of Al Ghurair Properties in their digitalization journey. Buildings are becoming highly connected and data-rich environments, and the technology that Siemens is delivering will enable Al Ghurair Centre to become a smart facility that’s sustainable, efficient, safe and comfortable.”

About Al Ghurair Properties

Al Ghurair Properties’ mission is to deliver integrated and sustainable communities that offer an enriching lifestyle. For three decades, the company has been at the forefront of real estate development in the UAE serving clients efficiently across the hospitality, residential, office, industrial and street retail, and continues to exceed expectations.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sara O’Hara
Group Communications & Press Office, Al Ghurair Investment
Email: sara.ohara@al-ghurair.com
Phone: +(971) 50 9299 540

2021 marked a year full of Milestone Moments at Al Ghurair!

05 January 2021: 

These achievements are a significant part of our transformational journey, and testament to the dedication and commitment of our Purpose-led people.

Congratulations to all involved in shaping the future of this prestigious company.

2021 marked a year full of Milestone Moments at Al Ghurair!
Wednesday 05 January 2022

05 January 2021: 

These achievements are a significant part of our transformational journey, and testament to the dedication and commitment of our Purpose-led people.

Congratulations to all involved in shaping the future of this prestigious company.

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Al Ghurair marks major digital milestone

15 December 2021: 

Today marked a momentous day at Al Ghurair as we took a significant stride along our digital transformation journey – launching Microsoft Dynamics 365 across three of our business units, as well as performance management for our Leadership community. This is the first phase of the wider Future Dynamics programme, which will see the full Al Ghurair group of businesses transfer to the new system.

Al Ghurair marks major digital milestone
Wednesday 15 December 2021

15 December 2021: 

Today marked a momentous day at Al Ghurair as we took a significant stride along our digital transformation journey – launching Microsoft Dynamics 365 across three of our business units, as well as performance management for our Leadership community. This is the first phase of the wider Future Dynamics programme, which will see the full Al Ghurair group of businesses transfer to the new system.

Commenting on the milestone, Marinda Sheahan, GVP, Group IT, Al Ghurair stated: “Al Ghurair is on a trajectory of extensive transformation in line with our ambitious 2025 roadmap. For the business to be able to achieve this, an optimised digital ecosystem is paramount. With Dynamics 365, we are enabling a more agile, data-rich and cohesive business that is empowered to become Fit For Future.

Today’s phase 1 launch is a huge accomplishment, achieved in half the time of usual programme of this complexity. The successful Go Live is underpinned by five core elements:

  • Purpose – driven by a passion to enhance life for the business;
  • Teamwork - building a ground-up, high performing and harmonious team;
  • Collaboration – working with key partners across the business, gaining insights and support;
  • Determination – driven by a collective desire to achieve our goals;
  • Resilience – embracing challenges and difficulties with a tenacious mindset.

Thank you to everybody involved, and we look forward to continuing our journey together!

 

ADNOC DISTRIBUTION SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL TO PROVIDE FUEL AND LUBRICANTS TO MORE THAN 3,000 CARS TAXI FLEET

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 December 2021:

  • Company to supply fuel and ADNOC Voyager lubricant to full fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles
  • Deal strengthens ADNOC Distribution’s presence in Dubai to meet customers’ evolving needs
  • Comes as company enters new international lube markets with distribution of 1,500,000 liters of ADNOC Voyager in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
ADNOC DISTRIBUTION SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL TO PROVIDE FUEL AND LUBRICANTS TO MORE THAN 3,000 CARS TAXI FLEET
Wednesday 15 December 2021

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 December 2021:

  • Company to supply fuel and ADNOC Voyager lubricant to full fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles
  • Deal strengthens ADNOC Distribution’s presence in Dubai to meet customers’ evolving needs
  • Comes as company enters new international lube markets with distribution of 1,500,000 liters of ADNOC Voyager in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 December 2021: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, further demonstrates its commitment to its growth strategy by establishing an exclusive partnership with Cars Taxi. The deal sees ADNOC Distribution as only supplier of fuel and lubricants for Cars Taxi’s 3,800+ strong fleet in UAE.

The contract will supply all Cars Taxi vehicles with fuel and ADNOC Voyager lubricant, including the premium range Voyager Gold 5W-40 SN, in a deal that aligns to both companies’ commitment to customer safety and satisfaction.

ADNOC Distribution’s fuel and lubricants are made with Murban crude oil – one of Abu Dhabi’s greatest national treasures.

ADNOC Voyager is manufactured using ADNOC’s high quality Group III base oil, ADbase, which is produced by ADNOC Refining using Murban. The high Viscosity Index (VI) of ADbase makes it an ideal lubricant component, ensuring efficiency and fuel economy for high performance engines, whilst meeting ever stringent environmental regulations.

Eng. Bader Saeed Al Lamki, CEO, ADNOC Distribution said “As the UAE’s leading provider of fuel, we are delighted to be working with Cars Taxi to provide fuel and lubricants to its fleet. As one of the UAE’s largest taxi franchises, our relationship with such a respected business is testament to our ability to deliver quality and reliable products that align to the very ethos of Cars Taxi’s purpose-led philosophy.”

Badr Abdulla Al Ghurair, CEO, Cars Taxi, commented: “For decades, Cars Taxi has adopted a customer-centric approach to service: focused on passenger comfort, safety and experience. As regional pioneers for safe mobility, we place a core focus on delivering customer happiness and peace of mind. With one of the largest taxi fleets in the country, we have a pivotal opportunity to be part of the evolution of the country’s mobility sector.

“By partnering with ADNOC Distribution, a globally renowned company with a reputation for quality excellence, we elevate our service promise, powering our vehicles with the highest standard of fuel from the UAE’s leading distributor!

“We look forward to an enduring partnership with ADNOC Distribution which supports our philosophy to enhance life for our customers.”

ADNOC Distribution recently announced furthering its commitment to international expansion with the signing of two new distributors for ADNOC Voyager lubricant in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The contracts will supply a full range of Voyager lubricants, with confirmed volumes of 1,500,000 liters, and signify the company’s market entry into Africa. ADNOC Voyager is now available in 19 countries across three continents, spearheading the company’s global presence.

ADNOC Distribution has seen significant product growth in international markets including a distribution network spanning Asia, North and East Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as well as the Middle East region. ADNOC Distribution has doubled its international volumes over the past two years through a dedicated global growth strategy.

About ADNOC Distribution

ADNOC Distribution, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) under the symbol “ADNOCDIST”, is the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE. ADNOC Distribution operates 459 retail fuel stations, 342 convenience stores as of 30 September 2021 and is the leading marketer and distributor of fuels to commercial, industrial and government customers throughout the UAE. ADNOC Distribution is the only fuel retailer operating in all seven emirates in the UAE, and in 2018 expanded its operations internationally, with five service stations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as of 30 September 2021. To find out more, visit www.adnocdistribution.ae.

About Cars Taxi

Established in 2000, Cars Taxi was the region’s first franchise taxi operation, guided by the strategic vision of the Government of Dubai to regulate the country’s franchised taxi operations system. With a fleet of more than 3,800 vehicles, and over 7,000 highly trained Captains, Cars Taxi’s network spans the UAE, providing fast and convenient services. Across this extensive network, Cars Taxi transports 160,000+ passengers, through 88,000+ journeys, every single day – equating to more than 550 million kilometres per year.

As a long-time advocate of the green environment, and building a better world for future generations, Cars Taxi was the country's first taxi franchise company to introduce Hybrid/CNG vehicles into its fleet.

Cars Taxi Group is accredited with ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 39001:2012, ISO 14001:2015 –International Quality Certification by Gabriel Registrar.

As a transport partner of choice, today Cars Taxi is recognised as the UAE's most reliable taxi service - fulfilling its brand promise to 'Go The Extra Mile For You.'

For more information, please visit: https://www.carstaxi.ae.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sara O’Hara
Group Press Office, Al Ghurair Investment

Email: media@al-ghurair.com