Shaker Group participates in SASO 6th National Quality Conference

Shaker Group received a visit from Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qassabi.
Updated 14 December 2017
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Shaker Group participates in SASO 6th National Quality Conference

Shaker Group recently participated in the SASO 6th National Quality Conference, organized by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO). The conference was held at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel, from Nov. 28 to 30.
The event was held under the patronage of Majid Al-Qasabi, minister of commerce and investment, and chairman of SASO’s board of directors.
The conference presented an opportunity to exchange experiences and learn about the latest developments in the field.
Shaker Group said it made its presence felt in the conference by showcasing its innovative products. It is the sole authorized distributor for LG air conditioners and leading home appliances brands including Indesit, Ariston, Maytag, Bissell, Kitchen Aid and Midea in Saudi Arabia.
“Being a leading company in the Saudi market, Shaker Group’s exclusive participation in SASO’s conference demonstrates its high level of collaboration with SASO and showcases its commitment to high-quality standards of all its products. The company’s products are fully compliant with SASO standards, providing a wide range of unique features. The conference was an excellent platform for Shaker to discuss new trends and innovative ideas in an industry that is witnessing significant growth in the Kingdom,” the group said in a statement.
Azzam Saud Al-Mudaiheem, chief executive officer of Shaker Group, said: “Shaker Group prides itself on being a world-class leader for more than 65 years, utilizing superior technologies and high-quality products including world leading brands from Korea, USA, and Europe.”
He praised the quality of the locally manufactured air conditioning units in the LG-Shaker plant in the Kingdom. “These units have been manufactured in line with the highest international standards just like their counterparts produced in LG factories around the world,” Al-Mudaiheem added.
Shaker Group said the company was honored to receive a visit from the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qassabi, who commended the group’s contribution to the industry. The minister attributed the group’s success to its advanced products, including the LG Dual Inverter ACs, which effectively save energy up to 53 percent, as well as Maytag’s innovative home appliances.


King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

Updated 18 September 2018
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King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

King Abdullah Port has signed an agreement to sponsor the Supply Chain and Logistics Conference organized by the Transport Ministry. The conference, which will take place on Oct. 15-16 in Riyadh, will be held under the patronage of Transport Minister Dr. Nabil M. Al-Amoudi. Decision-makers, experts and officials from major local and international companies involved in the supply chain and logistics sector are expected to attend.

Highlighting the importance of participating in the event, Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “Our sponsorship of the conference comes within our commitment to cooperate and exchange expertise with the active players of the logistics sector, which recently has been witnessing major developments in terms of business volume, innovation and solutions that complement Vision 2030 and transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub by promoting its position on the Logistics Performance Index issued by the World Bank.”

“Saudi Arabia has a number of components and facilities that enable it to play a key role in this sector at the regional and global levels, and we will play our part in showcasing the best King Abdullah Port has to offer in the logistics sector, such as solutions and facilitation for investors based on the port’s strategic location on the Red Sea. The port is on the main shipping line between the East and West, which significantly enhances the Kingdom’s competitiveness and positions it among the key countries in global trade,” he added.

Qutub will participate in a session for CEOs, where participants will discuss strategic decisions to reshape and keep pace with the global system of supply chains and logistics.

King Abdullah Port previously announced an increase in container handling reaching 1,236,075 TEU during the first half of 2018, marking a new record of 50.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Earlier, the port announced a 21 percent increase in its annual throughput by the end of 2017, making it the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. 

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest growing container port in the world and one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation. Eight of the largest shipping lines work at the port, which offers integrated services to exporters and importers.