Toshiba launches world’s first multifunction hybrid printing system

Saudi Arabia has been chosen as the first country to launch this product within the GCC countries.
Updated 03 March 2018

Toshiba launches world’s first multifunction hybrid printing system

Toshiba TEC and Arabian Business Machine Co. (Olayan) have announced the launch of the e-STUDIO 3508LP series. It is the world’s first series of monochrome multifunction systems with Toshiba’s unique hybrid print technology. Saudi Arabia has been chosen as the first country to launch this product within the GCC countries.
“With the increase in environmental awareness, we truly believe that in today’s world businesses have to operate efficiently, economically and ecologically if they want to be successful,” said Pradeep Kumar, head of business solutions at Toshiba Gulf.
He added: “Our unique hybrid print technology, which is also the world’s first, allows businesses to print efficiently while also achieving their environmental goals. By bridging the gap between reducing paper usage and recycling paper, our customers can use less paper without having to change their printing habits.”
Toshiba has a strong and successful partnership with Arabian Business Machine Co. (ABM) and Olayan in Saudi Arabia since 1983 and for the high level of commitment toward the business, Toshiba has been presented the ABM “Outstanding Achievement” award in the “Color MFP & Solution Sales in MEA region” category.
Newly and recently launched eBN series models allow customizable user interface (UI) based on customer requirements.
e-Bridge Cloud Connect(ECC), a remote fleet monitoring and service management tool, helps ABM to remotely monitor the existing Toshiba machines and manage them proactively.
Toshiba e-STUDIO3508LP has won the Buyers Lab’s Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award. For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools.
Ihab Wahba, general manager of Arabian Business Machines Co., said: “Toshiba’s innovative and unique printing technologies represent an important drive in the protection of our ecosystem and utilization of ecofriendly machines that help save the environment and natural resources for the coming generations.”
He added: “We, at ABM, offer managed print services to our valued existing and new customers, to get a crystal-clear vision of printing environment and reduce operating costs and avoid paper wastage while enhancing performance and productivity, and saving the environment.”

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”