Bridgestone ranked as No.1 global tire company

Updated 07 November 2018
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Bridgestone ranked as No.1 global tire company

Bridgestone continues to rein as the world leader in the tire industry for the 10th consecutive year. The largest tire manufacturer in the world has been recognized as the No.1 global tire company, following the release of the 2018 Global Tire rankings by Tire Business. 

Bridgestone’s industry-wide dominance was accredited on the basis of their revenue from the sale of tires. Companies from around the world were ranked using a rigorous selection process, excluding items such as third-party sales of steel cord, synthetic rubber or carbon black, as well as estimates for non-tire items such as auto service-related revenue at company-owned retail stores.

Mete Ekin, regional managing director, Bridgestone MEA, said: “This is truly a significant achievement and we’d like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Tire Business for recognizing our work for the 10th consecutive year. Needless to say, this decade-long recognition would not be possible without our extensive global workforce of close to 143,000 members, valuable business partners and our loyal consumers themselves.”

”In our ever-changing world, we see social, economical, and technological opportunities evolving and shaping the future of mobility. This accomplishment is a testimony to our commitment toward continuous innovation and to become ‘Dan Totsu’ — to be the clear and absolute leader in mobility solutions,” he added. 


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.