Dhahran construction show attracts over 120 exhibitors

Updated 29 March 2015

Dhahran construction show attracts over 120 exhibitors

More than 120 local and international companies are showcasing their expertise in building, construction and heavy equipment at BUILDEX 2015.
BUILDEX 2015 — the 17th edition of the Saudi international building and construction exhibition — is being held with the participation of more than 120 local and international exhibitors offering their most distinctive expertise in building, construction, and heavy equipment to contribute to added value for the local market.
The four-day exhibition, organized by the Dhahran International Exhibitions Center, coincides with Heavy Equipment Exhibition at the end of March at the company's headquarter on Dammam-Alkhobar coastal road.
The event has the support of Fahad Al-Jubair, mayor of the Eastern Province, whose patronage has favorably impacted the development work and strengthened the mechanism of communication between the Eastern Province (EP) Municipality and the public in general and the business sector in particular.
The exhibition features the latest innovations in various industries, including construction materials and equipment like ceramic tiles and sanitary, flooring, paints, and finishing materials, engineering and steel techniques, security systems, security and audio systems.
This year’s exhibition is characterized by the international participation from Germany, Italy, China, India, Turkey, Greece, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Egypt.
The company said it has allocated 7,200 sqm indoor space and 18,000 sqm outdoor space to showcase construction equipment and machinery, such as heavy equipment, cranes, tractors and bulldozers, lifting and handling equipment.
The Buildex 2015 is stated to be a platform for contractors and entrepreneurs to show their projects to potential global markets.
"The EP provides the ideal location for BUILDEX as it is a key part of the boom in the construction sector, with the figures for Saudi Arabia clearly reflecting huge market potential," the organizers stated.


Huawei's third-quarter revenue jumps 27% as smartphone sales surge

Updated 16 October 2019

Huawei's third-quarter revenue jumps 27% as smartphone sales surge

  • American companies, significantly disrupting its ability to source key parts
  • Huawei was all but banned by the United States in May from doing business with American companies

SHENZHEN, SHANGHAI: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd’s third-quarter revenue jumped 27%, driven by a surge in shipments of smartphones launched before a trade blacklisting by the United States expected to hammer its business.
Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of telecom network equipment and the No. 2 manufacturer of smartphones, was all but banned by the United States in May from doing business with American companies, significantly disrupting its ability to source key parts.
The company has been granted a reprieve until November, meaning it will lose access to some technology next month. Huawei has so far mainly sold smartphones that were launched before the ban.
Its newest Mate 30 smartphone — which lacks access to a licensed version of Google’s Android operating system — started sales last month.
Huawei in August said the curbs would hurt less than initially feared, but could still push its smartphone unit’s revenue lower by about $10 billion this year.
The tech giant did not break down third-quarter figures but said on Wednesday revenue for the first three quarters of the year grew 24.4% to 610.8 billion yuan.
Revenue in the quarter ended Sept. 30 rose to 165.29 billion yuan ($23.28 billion) according to Reuters calculations based on previous statements from Huawei.
“Huawei’s overseas shipments bounced back quickly in the third quarter although they are yet to return to pre-US ban levels,” said Nicole Peng, vice president for mobility at consultancy Canalys.
“The Q3 result is truly impressive given the tremendous pressure the company is facing. But it is worth noting that strong shipments were driven by devices launched pre-US ban, and the long-term outlook is still dim,” she added.
The company said it has shipped 185 million smartphones so far this year. Based on the company’s previous statements and estimates from market research firm Strategy Analytics, that indicates a 29% surge in third-quarter smartphone shipments.
Still, growth in the third quarter slowed from the 39% increase the company reported in the first quarter. Huawei did not break out figures for the second quarter either, but has said revenue rose 23.2% in the first half of the year.
“Our continued strong performance in Q3 shows our customers’ trust in Huawei, our technology and services, despite the actions and unfounded allegations against us by some national governments,” Huawei spokesman Joe Kelly told Reuters.
The US government alleges Huawei is a national security risk as its equipment could be used by Beijing to spy. Huawei has repeatedly denied its products pose a security threat.
The company, which is now trying to reduce its reliance on foreign technology, said last month that it has started making 5G base stations without US components.
It is also developing its own mobile operating system as the curbs cut its access to Google’s Android operating system, though analysts are skeptical that Huawei’s Harmony system is yet a viable alternative.
Still, promotions and patriotic purchases have driven Huawei’s smartphone sales in China — surging by a nearly a third compared to a record high in the June quarter — helping it more than offset a shipments slump in the global market.