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Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing wins two awards at the prestigious PRIME Packaging MEA Awards

  • The award recognises AG Printing and Publishing for its commitment to sustainability and innovation
Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing wins two awards at the prestigious PRIME Packaging MEA Awards
Saturday 11 December 2021
  • The award recognises AG Printing and Publishing for its commitment to sustainability and innovation

12 November 2021, Dubai, UAE: Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, the largest commercial and security printer in the Middle East, today announced that it has won two major awards at the PRIME Packaging MEA awards held on 8 November 2021 in Dubai, UAE. Designed and created to honour regional excellence in the packaging industry, PRIME Packaging MEA Awards celebrates quality, excellence and innovation within the packaging sector.

Recognised for its innovative and sustainable approach to printing and packaging, Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing was awarded the ‘Innovation Award of the Year’ and the ‘Sustainability Award of the Year’. Amongst some of the key measures implemented to drive sustainable innovations within the business is the development of In-Mold Labels (IML) recyclable labels, collapsible carton boxes and leading the transformation from plastic bags to paper bags.

As part of its efforts to encourage locally sourced products, Falcon Papers, which is a subsidiary of Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing and official Expo 2020 Dubai Licensee, was involved in designing producing and supplying The Expo 2020 Dubai Passport. The Expo passport allows visitors to imprint their Expo memories in ink, receiving stamps from each participating pavilion, with over 1 million units sold in less than two months,

Commenting on this achievement, Arturo Lujan, Chief Executive Officer of Al Ghurair Investments Ventures, stated, “As a regional leader, we are proud and honoured to have been recognised by Packaging MEA for our efforts in innovation and sustainability. At Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, innovation is at the core of our business, and we continue to push boundaries by exploring emerging technologies that are sustainable and cost-effective. This recognition is testament to the continued efforts of our team, and I thank them for their resilience and continued dedication in the pursuit of excellence.”

Lakshmanan Ganapathy, General Manager of Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, comments: “Now more than ever, clients demand green packaging solutions that minimise impact on the environment, in line with sustainability agendas across the globe. At Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, we are proud to be able to play a part in effecting this critical change by providing sustainable options.”

Since its inception in 1978, Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, which is part of Al Ghurair Investment, one of the UAE’s leading family business groups, has delivered over 170 projects for various governments, international organisations and other large entities, with exports across Africa and Middle East.

New technology enhancing lives for Cars Taxi Captains!

Cars Taxi, one of the leading taxi franchises in Dubai and part of Al Ghurair Investment, has implemented an agile new solution for cashiering, to optimise efficiency for their Captains.

New technology enhancing lives for Cars Taxi Captains!
Friday 10 December 2021

Cars Taxi, one of the leading taxi franchises in Dubai and part of Al Ghurair Investment, has implemented an agile new solution for cashiering, to optimise efficiency for their Captains.

New Smart Cash Deposit Machines (SCDMs) have been introduced across the business, where Cars Taxi Captains can directly deposit the cash from fare collections. Previously, Captains dealt with in-office cashiers, resulting in idle time in waiting queues, and limited cash collection hours. With the new machines in place, Captains can deposit their cash directly, any time of the day or night, leaving them with more time to spend on the road, safely transporting customers across the UAE. 
 
Commenting on the initiative, Badr Al Ghurair, CEO, Cars Taxi, said: “The new SCDMs have significantly optimised the cashiering process for our Captains, giving them more time to spend on the road with our valued customers!

The machines’ technology integrates seamlessly with regional taxi metres and our own ERP platform – so the cashiering process no longer requires any manual intervention. It’s a smoother process for all and will make a difference to our Captains on an everyday basis; thanks to our colleagues in Group Treasury for working with us to embed this great initiative!”
 
Nabeel Waheed, Group Head, Treasury & Finance, Al Ghurair Investment, comments: “A core element of Al Ghurair Investment journey is Think Group, where we actively seek opportunities to collaborate and centralise efforts.

This partnership between Cars Taxi & Group Treasury and Finance, spearheaded by Mudassar Deshmukh, Head of Finance, Cars Taxi, and Nehil Samdani, Group Senior Manager – Treasury, is a shining example of what can be achieved by working together – we have not only optimised the efficiency of the cashiering process, we have also significantly enhanced life for our Cars Taxi Captains!”
 
For more information about Cars Taxi, please visit: https://www.carstaxi.ae/

AG Engineering wins HVAC Contractor of the Year at the 2021 Climate Control Awards

  • The award recognises AG Engineering for its commitment to excellence and best practice in the HVAC sector
    AG Engineering wins HVAC Contractor of the Year at the 2021 Climate Control Awards
    Tuesday 21 September 2021
    • The award recognises AG Engineering for its commitment to excellence and best practice in the HVAC sector

    xx September 2021, Dubai, UAE: AG Engineering, a specialised building services and infrastructure projects company, today announced that it was awarded HVAC Contractor of the Year at the 11th annual Climate Control Awards event, held on 14 September 2021 in Dubai, UAE. This prestigious event is organized by CPI Industry and held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Control & Environment.

    The Climate Control Awards acknowledge and honour HVACR organisations that show a strong commitment to socio-economic and sustainable development, tropicalised to the Middle East region. Further, the Awards recognise organisations that have contributed to mitigating the climate control crisis, demonstrating true intent and genuine action to push the world towards greater safety.

    AG Engineering, a pioneer in the field of Design–Build of Data Centres and District Cooling Plants, operates with a progressive approach and a commitment to developing innovative and sustainable engineering solutions that set a high-quality standard. With this core philosophy, AG Engineering is consistently raising the benchmark across the HVAC industry.

    Commenting on the milestone achievement, AG Engineering CEO, Jacob John, said:

    At AG Engineering, we pride ourselves on implementing best practices and delivering outstanding results throughout our projects. The past year presented an additional and significant challenge in the form of COVID-19 and AG Engineering was steadfast through these challenging circumstances.

    Receiving the HVAC Contractor of the Year award is a great honour, and I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the CPI industry for facilitating the Climate Control Awards, under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Control & Environment.

    This recognition is testament to the continued tireless efforts of our team, and I thank each and every one of them. Together, we will ensure to treat this as a yardstick of the progress humanity must inevitably make towards safeguarding people and planet, delivering on our business’ very purpose – to enhance lives through building services”.

AG Power wins Dubai Quality Appreciation Award 2021 for demonstrating commitment to business excellence

  • AG Power recognised in the Construction category for the 2021 Awards
    AG Power wins Dubai Quality Appreciation Award 2021 for demonstrating commitment to business excellence
    Tuesday 29 June 2021
    • AG Power recognised in the Construction category for the 2021 Awards
    • Credited for progressive approach to developing innovative power solutions that meet world-class standards

      28th June 2021, Dubai, UAE: AG Power, part of the diversified Al Ghurair Investment group, has been selected as the winner of the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award (DQAA) in the Construction category at the 27th Business Excellence Awards ceremony. The Dubai Economic Department (DED) honoured the winners under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

      Held annually, the Business Excellence Awards honours the sustained high-quality performance, achievements and excellence of various businesses and entities. AG Power received the DQAA in recognition of its transformative approach to developing innovative power solutions that set a high-quality standard, raising the benchmark across the industry. When the company was formed in 2015, it was built upon the transformative European Foundation for Quality Management excellence model, putting commitment to performance and innovation at is very core. With these leading principles, AG Power has successfully provided customers with high quality installations and services that meet the requirements and are fit for the purpose.

      Speaking about the Award, Jacob John, CEO, AG Power commented: “Over the last six decades, the Al Ghurair family has built a legacy of making a meaningful difference to the community, to facilitate positive societal change. Across the Group, these heritage values are embedded into the very core of our business, as we lead with our Purpose of ‘Enhancing Life’. At AG Power, this purpose is embedded into the heart of who we are, and we strive to add value in all we do, every single day.

      It is therefore an honour for us to receive the DQAA in recognition of our commitment to excellence; I would like to thank HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the Dubai Economic Department for this accolade. I am proud of our team who have worked tirelessly to uphold our continuous focus on improvement, and who have consistently delivered high quality standards. This is just the start of our journey and, as we move forward, we do so with a dedicated emphasis on excellence, and an aspiration to elevate standards across the construction industry.”

      A.G. Dorairaj, Head of Power Projects Division, Abu Dhabi and Western Region, said: “Commitment to adopting international best practices and quality standards is integral to AG Power’s ethos. This accolade by the Dubai Quality Award, serves to underscore the quality work being produced by our team. As a business born in the UAE, we are committed to excellence and creating sustained value for our customers.”

      Iftikar.T, Head of Power Projects Division, Dubai and Northern Emirates Region, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award. The award is a strong example of AG Power’s dedication to ensuring the services that we provide to our customers are of the highest quality and standards. Moreover, it reflects the dedication of our entire team who are the key players in ensuring we continue to build our reputation for excellence. We are looking forward to continuing on this journey in order to deliver quality power solutions across the nation.”

      About AG Power

      AG Power is part of AG Investments and has been registered as Limited Liability Company in Dubai since September 2015.  It is a 100% UAE National owned company formed to execute HV Substations, Cabling & Overhead Lines, as EPC Turnkey Contracts. AG Power operates with the mission to deliver sustainable, customer focused and value driven power transmission and distribution solutions, using innovative approach that complies with international standards in quality, occupational health, safety and environmental matters. AG POWER is approved and recognized by various utilities including DEWA, Transco, ADDC, AADC and  Private developers like EGA, NAKHEEL, DP World, ADNOC, MERAAS, EMAAR etc., AG Power are commissioned with a purpose and so give a lot of importance in implementing construction with strategy that eventually enhances lives.

      About the Dubai Quality Award

      The Dubai Quality Award (DQA) was introduced in 1994 by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development. The award, which is based on the Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management was inspired by the vision on His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is presented to companies that have demonstrated a commitment to best practices in their respective fields and is open to all companies operating in the UAE.