Interpipe registers trademark in Saudi Arabia to fight fake steel

The company has supplied more than 80,000 tons of pipe products to clients in Saudi Arabia over the last five years.
Updated 26 January 2017
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Interpipe registers trademark in Saudi Arabia to fight fake steel

Global steel pipe producer Interpipe has registered its trademark with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
This follows the trademark registration in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year, a move that will strengthen the company’s position in its fight against counterfeit steel pipes.
“The company has supplied more than 80,000 tons of pipe products to clients in Saudi Arabia over the last five years. However, we are increasingly facing competition from counterfeit products,” said Andrey Burtsev, commercial director for Middle East, Africa and Asia markets, Interpipe.
“The registration of the trademark is a measure to protect our clients from counterfeit products of inferior quality and reinforces the company’s commitment to delivering the highest quality certified steel,” said Burtsev.
With a mission to fight against fake steel across the Middle East market, Interpipe is an active member of Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting.
It is a non-profit organization that now counts 18 reputable producers of steel pipes, flanges and fittings as members.
The alliance’s mission is to ensure quality and safety in the construction sector and its protection against trademark counterfeiting through close cooperation with governmental bodies, distributors and contractors around the Gulf.


Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019
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Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.