LATEST COMPANY PROFILES
Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill
Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill’s ongoing success is proof that the tissue paper business is not to be sneezed at. Boasting one of the most advanced production facilities for tissue paper in the GCC, the company serves customers around the Gulf and abroad. General Manager Michael Shamma spoke with Richard Hagan about paper, pulp, sustainability and the company’s strategies for success in a challenging environment.
Every year, ACCIONA goes to great lengths to improve the lives of those in underserved areas. The WATER division specifically, works hard to design, fund and construct vital desalination projects and water scarcity solutions worldwide. WATER Sustainability Manager Mercedes Bengoechea Crespo discussed the company’s innovative strategies for providing global water equality, in a report written by Imogen Ward.
AKA Energy Systems
AKA Energy Systems is an energy integrator and engineering company whose power and propulsion solutions are blazing a trail in the marine industry’s sustainable transition journey. CEO Jason Aspin discussed the company with Andy Probert.
Aleatica is a diverse transportation infrastructure operator that actively engages with its global stakeholders and has two overriding objectives: to reduce GHG emissions and positively impact society.
Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN
Swiss-based Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN has embraced the sustainability goals of motorsport’s governing body the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The FIA’s strategy meshed with the existing sustainable philosophy at Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN.
APA Facade Systems
Established in 1975, APA Facade Systems is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance, sustainable aluminium profiles for windows, doors, curtain wall systems, Juliet balconies, roof lights, louvres and solar shading.
Argyle International Airport
Having put the challenges of Covid behind it, Argyle International Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines is enjoying a resurgence in passenger arrivals and airline traffic.
When Heinrich Ahsmann took over the village carpenters’ shop in Melle, Germany in 1939 the foundation for the ASSMANN furniture empire was forged.
AST. Group is investing heavily in its new circular packaging initiative CIPACKS. As a manufacturer of HDPE drums, the group is harmonising all its subsidiaries to help create a greener landscape in the packaging industry.
Barbados National Oil Company Ltd
Barbados National Oil Company Ltd (BNOCL) is all about sustainable energy solutions these days. The company was formed in 1983 when the Government of Barbados acquired the assets of Mobil Oil. Renewables have been on the company’s radar since 2010, but since 2020, BNOCL has been on a route to fully embrace the government’s Net Zero plans.
Booster Precision Components
Booster Precision Components is an expert in precision machining and cutting-edge manufacturing solutions.
Cama Group was established in 1981, offering a distinctive range of packaging machines and robotic solutions. The company remains a rapidly growing leading supplier of advanced end-of-line packaging systems and continuously invests in innovative solutions.
Certex UK is part of the Axel Johnson Lifting Solutions Group and is the largest supplier of lifting equipment and services in Europe. It was acquired by the Axel Johnson Group in 2007 and provides lifting equipment and statutory compliance inspections of apparatus in wind turbines.
Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI)
With Covid now behind it, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is flying high with a new purpose-built building and streamlined online data management solutions. Thanks to its focus on personalised service and its proactive relationships with clients, stakeholders and industry players, the CAACI has set itself apart as a leading regulatory authority not only regionally but globally as well. Richard Hagan met with Director-General Richard Smith to get the latest news from the CAACI’s office.
A member of the RAR Group, Colep Packaging has almost 60 years’ experience supplying metal and plastic packaging. Sustainability and Continuous Improvement Director Raquel Passos Miranda outlines the company’s sustainability credentials.
CRP Subsea is a specialist manufacturer of high-quality protective ancillaries and buoyancy housing for subsea cabling and piping to the global offshore oil, gas and wind energy sectors. With the company’s recent acquisition and greater involvement in the renewables industry.
FireDos GmbH is a market-leading manufacturer of high-quality foam concentrate proportioning systems and extinguishing monitors for firefighting. Established in 1979, the company makes a difference in the firefighting community, where certain fires can only be extinguished when using foam. Managing Director Frank Preiss discussed the company’s latest investments, in a report by Imogen Ward.
Gulf Paper Manufacturing
Established in 2005, Gulf Paper Manufacturing FZCO is a paper mill based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. It produces paper that is the perfect packaging solution, using recycled corrugated carton paper. General Manager Qaim Shah discussed the company’s capabilities and its sustainable processes, in a report written by Imogen Ward.
Heat Exchange Group
In 2020, Heat Exchange Group formed following the merger of Green’s Power and Thornhill Heat Exchangers. Now, with a focus on sustainability, the group is hoping to expand its presence within the oil and gas sector.
Howden, a Chart Industries Company, is a global leader of compressor engineering with a history of constant innovation. Utilising nearly 170 years’ experience, the company has recently developed the next generation of oil-injected rotary twin-screw compressors.
Over thirty years ago, InterSystem’s founder seized an opportunity to build a company based around his revolutionary new palletiser design. Today, the company has evolved into the market leader in northern Europe, boasting tens of millions of Euros in annual turnover and a unique position in the palletising market.
IV Produkt has been in operation since 1969, supplying first-class air handling units that are dependable and energy efficient. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Europe Magnus Lind gave an overview of the company’s current capabilities.
LISI AEROSPACE is one of the world’s leading players in the aerospace industry, manufacturing and designing a wide range of assembly systems and structural components with high added value. Having successfully weathered the industry’s challenges during Covid, LISI AEROSPACE is gearing up to meet the technical challenges of producing next-generation aircraft. Richard Hagan spoke with Mark Capell, General Manager of its Rugby factory, about the company’s history of innovation and its new Smart Factory concept.
Manupackaging is a long-respected name in manufacturing ultimate protection solutions for goods in transit. As the inventor of stretch film in Europe, the Italian company is now taking a leading role with Manunature®, a biodegradable and recyclable innovation that is taking global logistics to the next level in sustainability and security. Pierfranco Di Gioia, Group CEO, and Massimo Moroni, Manupackaging Chief Procurement Officer and Marketing Director, explain how the company is recalibrating industry standards. Interview by Andy Probert.
Marine Coordination Services (MCS)
Marine Coordination Services (MCS) offers the preparation and organisation of marine coordination centres for offshore projects. The company covers all the relevant arrangements such as port logistics and the storage of equipment from a dedicated marine base. Jens Doeksen, Managing Owner, explained to Hannah Barnett how the company is growing.
Based in the north-west of England, Mitras Automotive offers a complete service for the design, development and supply of composite components. The company is enjoying a period of healthy growth, while continuing to invest in infrastructure. Luke Robinson, Head of Sales, told Hannah Barnett how Mitras is going from strength to strength.
For over 100 years, Mitsubishi Electric has contributed to technological progress, with state-of-the art equipment, innovation and high-quality products. The company’s customised hardware and software automation concepts are designed to increase efficiency across the industrial sector. Export Marketing Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Europe – Factory Automation Division Marco Filippis explained more to Hannah Barnett.
N-ERGISE has been making waves in the offshore wind industry since 2015. The company maintains exemplary health and safety standards as an engineering consultant to the energy sectors. Head of Business Development and Strategy Adam Tucker spoke about the company’s current work scope and the positive impact it has on the renewable energy sector, in conversation with Imogen Ward.
Ocean Aero has created the world’s first, and only, environmentally powered Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicle (AUSV), the TRITON. It collects data both above and below the ocean’s surface and can relay it from anywhere. The company designed and built the innovative TRITON and its communication platform, offering both ready-to-deploy packages and custom payloads for an array of applications.
Founded in 1933, ORI Martin is a world class steel and rolling mill, with expertise in manufacturing special steels for the automotive sector. Ever since it installed its first electric arc furnace in 1950, the company has strived to lead by example. Sustainability and Corporate Communications Manager Carolina de Miranda explained how ORI Martin is helping to create a greener steel industry. Report by Imogen Ward.
PalletBiz is a network within the industrial packaging and handling sector, comprising a growing number of production units and distribution depots. The company’s franchise model means a ‘one-call-for-all’, broad international coverage and a central point of purchase.
PIP Innovations is a Dutch technology company delivering new technologies and intelligent robotic cutting systems to potato, vegetable and fruit processing. “We are delivering the highest capacity, most accurate and reliable results in the food processing industry,” said Managing Director Jeroen Pannekoek.
Pitreavie Group is a market leader of innovative packaging, that provides the food and drink sector with the very best delivery solutions. Group Manufacturing Director Scott Alexander and Michelle Ottolini, Business Unit Director for the chilled packaging division, Sorbafreeze, explained how the group has been improving on sustainability. Report written by Imogen Ward.
Amidst the global effort to reduce the impact of climate change, countries around the world are turning to renewable energy solutions to supply their energy needs. In the Caribbean, Sol Ecolution has positioned itself to be the leading regional supplier of commercial-scale solar power systems to governments, businesses and other entities.
Staci US is a leading provider of supply chain end-to-end solutions. The company support eCommerce, B2C and B2B clients across a diverse range of industries. Core services include multi-channel integrated fulfilment solutions, kitting, complex packaging, logistics and warehousing.
The Marimaca Copper Project
The Marimaca Copper Project, recognised as one of the most important copper discoveries globally in recent years, is progressing towards production. Romana Moares spoke to Chief Sustainability Officer Laura Rich about the unique features of the project, not only in terms of its production potential, but also regarding its reduced impact on the environment.
Italian company Universal Pack has over 50 years’ experience as a leading innovator of customised packaging machines and complete production lines, specialising in multilane vertical continuous-motion and intermittent primary packaging machines for many global brands. Sales Director at Universal Pack UK Piers Lamb discussed innovation and growth in conversation with Phil Nicholls.
Founded in 1959 in Vleuten in the Netherlands as a family business, the Verder Group has seen continuous growth and now spans 28 countries globally. Within the group, Verder Liquids, with headquarters still in Vleuten, is its fluid handling specialist, servicing a number of highly demanding markets with the most stringent technical requirements.
Water is a precious resource, but happily, in an era of increasing water scarcity, Whitewater is leading the charge in developing and supplying treatment solutions to ensure that water is used efficiently and sustainably at organisations across Europe. With over 90 years of operation behind it, Whitewater stands out from its competitors as a reliable and innovative partner in the water treatment industry.