Shaker Group, LG launch new manufacturing facility

The new production facility, located in Riyadh, will manufacture high performance multi-fan air handling units (AHU).
Updated 07 January 2019
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Shaker Group, LG launch new manufacturing facility

Shaker Group, the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of LG air conditioners in Saudi Arabia, has expanded its production capacity in partnership with LG. The new production facility, located in Riyadh, will manufacture high-performance multi-fan air handling units (AHU). The total AHU market size in Saudi Arabia is estimated at SR600 million ($160 million). 

The new facility represents an important milestone for Shaker Group and LG’s long-term strategic partnership. The facility will improve delivery time by leveraging Saudi production and will support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, in its aim to enhance local manufacturing and industrial self-sufficiency. The factory will allow Shaker Group to supply customers in the Kingdom with specialized AC solutions, ensuring better quality control and wider specification coverage in the market. 

Azzam Saud Almudaiheem, chief executive of Shaker Group, said: “As we seek to exploit new opportunities for growth in the market, this initiative will be of critical importance. The new production facility will support the growth of our business as we focus our efforts on developing the AHU category, thereby widening customer access to LG air conditioning products. This facility further cements our long-term relationship with LG, as we continue to improve the quality of life of our customers by delivering industry-leading and efficient technology. By expanding and diversifying the Kingdom’s manufacturing capacity, the project is also in direct support of the ambitions set out by Vision 2030.”

As Saudi Arabia seeks to improve the energy efficiency of public and private sector buildings, the new manufacturing facility will supply customer and project segments of varying types, including education, residential, industrial, health care and retail. 

Eddie Jun, chief executive of LG-Shaker JV, said: “Expanding our production capability in Saudi Arabia allows us to better serve our Middle East customers and strengthen our position as the leading AHU solution provider. LG AHU achieves world-class energy efficiency due to an LG 3D plug fan that incorporates a contoured steel blade to minimize airflow resistance. This impressive technology guarantees optimal performance while demonstrating our R&D capabilities and leadership. LG will continue to cement its status as a formidable player in the Middle East energy solutions market, and we are delighted to continue to work alongside Shaker Group to realize that ambition.”


Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Updated 15 January 2019
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Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Khalaf Al-Habtoor, founding chairman of the Al-Habtoor Group, received a delegation from the Dubai Police Esaad Program Committee at the Al-Habtoor Group head office on Monday. Mona Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, Dubai Police, thanked Al-Habtoor for his continuous support for the Dubai Police employee happiness initiative and presented the Al-Habtoor Group chairman, and Vice Chairman and CEO Mohammed Al-Habtoor with their personalized Esaad cards.

Dubai Police representatives included Masoud Ibrahim Alhammad, Khalid Alsuwaidi, Ahmed bin Ghafan, Ibrahim Alblooshi, Salah Amin, Mohammed Shoaib Albalooshi, Gaafar Salim, Sayed Ibrahim, Abdullah Haidarah, Hasan Saleh, Thureya Balhoul, Waheeda Abbas, Waheeda Abdulqadir, Mariyam Saeed Abdulhakeem, Khalil Ibrahim Ali and Mahmood Ibrahim. Also present was Abdul Salam Marzooqi, director of UAE affairs and community relations, Al-Habtoor Group.

Khalaf Al-Habtoor said: “I am happy to collaborate with the Dubai Police in their Esaad program and be able to show our men and women in the Dubai Police corps our appreciation for their commitment to our safety.

“Dubai’s appeal as an investment haven is in its stability, and that is largely due to the safety and security the Dubai Police provides. I commend them for their continued service to our community.”

Al-Habtoor called for the private sector to work closely with the public sector and commended the Esaad program committee for their efforts to reward employees for their performance, commitment and dedication to the job. 

Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, thanked Al-Habtoor for the warm welcome and gave a detailed brief about the Esaad card and its uses across various sectors including: Education, tourism, hospitality, aviation, entertainment and leisure, real estate and retail.

She said: “The Esaad card is trusted by the civil servants in Dubai and the UAE. The number of Esaad cardholders is currently at 108,498 employees from 128 governmental and semi-governmental departments.”

Al-Ameri commended the Al-Habtoor Group for its continuous support for community activities, noting that the Esaad program is an innovative program designed to achieve happiness in the community.

Al-Habtoor Group joined the Esaad program in October 2017 offering Dubai Police staff extended benefits and discounts at Habtoor Hospitality and Real Estate properties, including hotels, restaurant, leisure and entertainment facilities in the UAE and abroad. Dubai Police staff are offered a 50 percent discount at Al-Habtoor Group hotels in Dubai and internationally, as well as a 20 percent reduction at the group’s leisure and entertainment facilities. It also includes special rates on the new apartments at Al-Habtoor City Residence Collection.