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AG Power attends WETEX 2022!

20 October 2022, Dubai, UAE: 

AG Power, part of the Construction and Services sector at Al Ghurair Investment, had the privilege of participating at this year's WETEX exhibition – the 24th edition of the forum and Dubai Solar Show, marking the Group’s active support for clean energy, water conservation and broader sustainability goals.

AG Power attends WETEX 2022!
Thursday 20 October 2022

20 October 2022, Dubai, UAE: 

AG Power, part of the Construction and Services sector at Al Ghurair Investment, had the privilege of participating at this year's WETEX exhibition – the 24th edition of the forum and Dubai Solar Show, marking the Group’s active support for clean energy, water conservation and broader sustainability goals.

The AG Power team joined business partners and peers – from statutory authorities, developers, consultant engineers and more, to share the latest technological advancements and discuss the latest trends related to energy, water conservation, saving natural resources and building a sustainable environment. During the three-day event, the team also explored new and exciting opportunities with potential partners in attendance who demonstrated new innovative products and technology!
 
“Since 2015, our efforts have been placed into developing innovative power solutions for our valued customers that not only ‘Enhance Life’ but make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve, in line with the UAE’s national transformation. We are honoured to have been part of the leading showcase forum for innovative new products and solutions, which brought together key OEMs and potential collaborators based in the UAE and beyond. We also had the honour and privilege to host His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer – Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Mr. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of EMPOWER, who are themselves, pioneers in the field.” - K. Jacob John – CEO, Al Ghurair – Construction and Services, Engineering Cluster

Sukoon Insurance and AG Cars exclusively partner up to offer best quality car repairs to customers

17 October 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 

Sukoon Insurance, formerly known as Oman Insurance, has signed a strategic partnership with AG Cars, the largest premium multi-brand car service center network in the UAE, to reinforce its position as the most trusted, convenient, and quality focused car insurer in the country.

Sukoon Insurance and AG Cars exclusively partner up to offer best quality car repairs to customers
Monday 17 October 2022

17 October 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 

Sukoon Insurance, formerly known as Oman Insurance, has signed a strategic partnership with AG Cars, the largest premium multi-brand car service center network in the UAE, to reinforce its position as the most trusted, convenient, and quality focused car insurer in the country.

With 40 years’ experience in the automotive business, seven locations across the UAE, and a 5 Star rating from the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) reflecting its high-quality standard of repairs, AG Cars will offer Sukoon’s clients access to a dedicated service advisor, free pick-up and drop-off for HNW clients and most importantly, a 12 month repair guarantee.

Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, CEO of Sukoon said, “In 2020, Sukoon was the first company to introduce a fully digitalized motor claims process. Today, at a time when many insurers sell cheap insurance and cut repair cost by sending accidented cars to lower quality garages, Sukoon is doing exactly the opposite by partnering with a first-class garage network like AG Cars. This will allow Sukoon to offer unparalleled quality of repairs and peace of mind to its clients.” He added “We are delighted to partner with a trusted brand like AG Cars to get our customers’ vehicle back on the road in the best condition on top of several exclusive advantages by using AG Cars.”  

To provide greater value to all Sukoon customers, AG Cars will exclusively offer 12 free carwashes per year and up to 50 percent discount on a wide range of automotive services from window tinting and oil change to vehicle maintenance. Moreover, Sukoon clients will have free access to the VIP lane while testing their cars during vehicle registration at RTA-approved Vehicle Testing Centers in Deira and Al Mamzar.

Dr. Arturo Lujan, CEO of Al Ghurair Ventures said, “We are proud to partner with Sukoon, a leading provider of car insurance in the UAE, offering their customers a wide range of car repair and top-quality maintenance services. Proud to be trusted by generations across the UAE, our core focus at AG Cars has always centered around trust, quality, convenience and transparency for our customers. We are confident of our commitment to enhance the service experience of Sukoon’s valued customers, through our highly trained mechanics, national network and value-added services such as 12-month stress-free repair warranty, pick-n-drop, and VIP services, amongst others.” He added, “Sukoon’s selection of AG Cars as their trusted partner is testament to our continued pursuit of better, in all we do, to enhance customer experience.”

Sukoon already provides a fully digitalized motor claims system allowing First Notification of Loss directly at the garage, quick approval time for repairs and SMS notifications at every stage of the process. This partnership with the leading garage network will reinforce Sukoon’s quest to offer exceptional protection to its car insurance customers.

AG Facilities Solutions Selects MRI Software to boost digital transformation of Facilities Management portfolio

11 October 2022, London: 

UAE-based company AG Facilities Solutions deploys MRI Evolution to unlock efficiencies and enhance data capabilities

AG Facilities Solutions Selects MRI Software to boost digital transformation of Facilities Management portfolio
Tuesday 11 October 2022

11 October 2022, London: 

UAE-based company AG Facilities Solutions deploys MRI Evolution to unlock efficiencies and enhance data capabilities

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate solutions, announces that AG Facilities Solutions (AGFS) has selected MRI Evolution, a fully scalable Facilities Management system, to drive the ongoing digital transformation of its business. The software deployment will boost operational efficiency, increase automation, and improve access to data, allowing the company to provide more value to its customers, in addition to greater insight into process and system performance.

AGFS, under the umbrella Al Ghurair Investment’s reputed Construction & Services sector, is one of the leading facilities management companies in the UAE, with operations spanning Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra and the Northern Emirates. AGFS provides innovative, efficient, and sustainable facility solutions, for a diverse portfolio of clients, managing an operational area of more than 14.9sqm, with more than 4,000 operational sites, over 700 active contracts and employing approximately 11,000 people.

As AGFS continues along the ambitious transformation journey that it embarked upon in 2020, the company is now deploying MRI Evolution, an industry-leading facilities and Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) solution, across its entire operations. The software will enable AGFS to generate operational efficiencies, save time through automation, and leverage data and advanced analytics to make informed decisions – ultimately resulting in improved service for its customers.

Tarek Nizameddin, CEO of AGFS, comments:

“The Facilities Management (FM) industry is evolving, and we, as FM leaders, must mirror this evolution in our own operating models and strategies as we strive to meet – and exceed – our customer demands and expectations. Incorporating world-class technology into our digital ecosystem is a demonstration of our commitment to better understand, and continuously improve for, our customers – and so I am delighted to bring industry-leading MRI Evolution CAFM software onboard. As a business, we are led by our core purpose of ‘Empowering Facilities, Enhancing Life’ every day, and investing in technologies such as these will enable us to fulfil our promise, by offering smart, predictive reliability-based maintenance whilst generating operational efficiencies.”

The team at AGFS evaluated solutions from multiple suppliers based on its current and future business requirements. MRI Software was chosen as their preferred provider because of its ability to integrate with other systems, giving AGFS the flexibility to use technologies of choice and create an open, agile facilities management environment. Additionally, MRI’s local presence, understanding of the regional challenges of the FM industry, and best practice approach to implementation and delivery played a strong role in the decision.

Rob Stringer, General Manager, MRI Software Middle East, commented:

“Large scale facilities companies like AGFS understand that the industry is changing, and organizations that adopt technology will have a competitive advantage when it comes to providing reliable services for their clients and operating in a sustainable, efficient way.”

MRI Evolution will enable AGFS to gain visibility into its operations by ensuring the team has access to reliable facilities data, documentation, and plans from a centralised source. The software can help improve processes for asset lifecycle management, warehouse management, equipment allocation, energy and utilities management, contract management, and more.

About MRI Software

MRI Software is a leading provider of real estate software solutions that transform the way communities live, work and play. MRI’s open and connected, AI-first platform empowers owners, operators and occupiers in commercial and residential property organisations to innovate in rapidly changing markets. MRI has been a trailblazer in the PropTech industry for over five decades, serving more than two million users worldwide. Through innovative solutions and a rich partner ecosystem, MRI gives real estate companies the freedom to realise their vision of building thriving communities and stronger businesses. For more information, please visit mrisoftware.com.

Media Contacts:

(EMEA for MRI)
Platform Communications
Hugh Filman (+44 7905 044850)
or Katrina Trantau (+44 7597 163076)
mri@platformcomms.com

(US for MRI)
Rachel Antman
+1 212-362-5837
rachel@saygency.com

(ANZ for MRI)
Heather Jones (+61 400 394 669)
heather@hjconsulting.com.au

About AG Facilities Solutions

AG Facilities Solutions (AGFS), under the umbrella of Al Ghurair Investment, is one of the leading facility management companies providing innovative, efficient, and sustainable facility solutions for clients throughout the region.

AGFS offers both individual services, as well as fully integrated Facility Management services with the highest quality to match all needs and requirements. AGFS offers improved solutions through continuous improvement and resource optimization, global benchmarking, superior management, and economies of scale.

AGFS manages 14.9sqm+ operational area, 4000+ operational sites with 700+ active contracts and 11+ thousand employees.

For media enquiries contact:

Group Press Office
media@al-ghurair.com

AG Engineering appointed as Board Member of the Emirates Environmental Group

3 October 2022, Dubai, UAE: 

  • The award-winning building and infrastructure projects company will support EEG’s sustainability efforts across the nation, in line with the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
AG Engineering appointed as Board Member of the Emirates Environmental Group
Monday 03 October 2022

3 October 2022, Dubai, UAE: 

  • The award-winning building and infrastructure projects company will support EEG’s sustainability efforts across the nation, in line with the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • Hailed as ‘Green Heroes’, AG Engineering has recycled more than 65,000 Kg of used paper since 2019.

AG Engineering, part of the Construction & Services sector of Al Ghurair Investment, one of the largest diversified family business groups in the UAE, has been elevated to the position of Board Member of the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG). The appointment is in recognition of its active participation and ongoing contribution towards the EEG’s environmental and sustainability initiatives across the UAE.

Having been a corporate member of the EEG since 2019, AG Engineering has participated in numerous community initiatives organised by EEG, including can collection drives, tree planting and beach clean-ups. Over the last four years, AG Engineering has planted 35 Ghaf and Sidra tree saplings in Ras Al Khaimah under the For Our Emirates We Plant campaign, with the trees expected to mitigate more than 31 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalence from the atmosphere annually, once matured.

This year, AG Engineering was listed among the ‘Green Heroes’ awarded during the Emirates Recycling Awards for its company-wide conservation and recycling efforts. An active contributor to EEG’s paper collection and recycling campaigns, including One Root One Tree – OROC, Paper Walk, and Recycle Reforest Repeat, EEG has compiled and collected more than 65,000 Kg of used paper from AG Engineering.

As a Board Member of the EEG, AG Engineering will play a deeper role guiding the Group’s sustainability efforts across the nation, in line with the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Commenting on the occasion, K. Jacob John, CEO, AG Engineering, said: “We are proud to be recognised for our contributions and invited to play a leading role in driving environmentally friendly practices in the UAE. Sustainability is an increasingly focus for us at AG Engineering, as we see our responsibility extending not just to the communities we work in, but to the future of the planet itself. We look forward to continued collaboration with the EEG as we drive further awareness and action around building a greener future for all.”

Habiba Al Mar’ashi, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Emirates Environmental Group remarked on the new appointment, saying: “We are delighted to welcome AG Engineering as a key contributor and partner in creating real breakthroughs for the environment and setting itself as a model for positive change. We value the continued commitment and support for our Group’s efforts in the UAE and look forward to driving innovative and sustainable practices across the nation.”

The Emirates Environmental Group is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programmes and community involvement. Established in 1991, it is the first environmental NGO in the world to be ISO 14001 certified and the only organisation of its kind in the UAE with accredited status to the United Nations Convention to Combating Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

AG Engineering specialises in construction services and infrastructure projects and has successfully executed major iconic projects across the Middle East, Africa and India, building an impeccable track record over the last five decades in the industry.

With a diverse range of capabilities, AG Engineering has successfully completed commercial projects in aviation, transportation, healthcare, hospitality, retail, hospitality, education and industrial facilities.