Unicoil develops thin gauge, pre-painted galvanized steel

Unicoil says it is committed to continuously improve and enhance its product portfolio by providing complete solutions to multifarious market requirements under one umbrella.
Updated 31 October 2016
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Unicoil develops thin gauge, pre-painted galvanized steel

Unicoil reports that it has developed thin gauge galvanized steel and pre-painted galvanized steel, described as the first of its kind in Middle East.
Till date the minimum thickness for galvanized steel manufactured in the region was 0.27 mm and the minimum thickness for pre-painted galvanized steel was 0.30 mm, “only by Unicoil.”
Along with its vision of continual developments of innovative products and business solution to cater various industrial needs, Unicoil succeeded to bring down the thickness for galvanized steel to 0.20 mm and for pre-painted galvanized steel to 0.22 mm, aimed at indoor ceiling (acoustic and non-acoustic) panel industry, electrical cable tape industry and many more light weight applications, which will provide diversified solutions to various industries and can lead to import substitution.
With this achievement, Unicoil, claimed as the market leader of galvanized and pre-painted galvanized steel in Middle East, says it thus surpasses its own record of being the only the national company providing thin gauge requirements to the industry.
Unicoil launched in the past smart products for energy savings and antibacterial application for enhanced hygiene requirements of the industry aside from developing eco-friendly chrome free pre-painted products.
Unicoil says it is committed to continuously improve and enhance its product portfolio by providing complete solutions to multifarious market requirements under one umbrella.


ICD & We-Fi empower women entrepreneurs

Updated 18 September 2019

ICD & We-Fi empower women entrepreneurs

With the aim of discussing how the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) can expand their relationship and integrate the gender themes into ICD’s operations and businesses, a meeting was held between Ayman Amin Sejiny, CEO of ICD; Wendy Teleki, head of We-Fi secretariat; and Samir Suleymanov, director strategic initiatives, World Bank, at ICD’s premises in Jeddah recently. The parties discussed the development and promotion of women’s entrepreneurship through innovative sustainable solutions to increase women’s access to economic opportunities in developing countries. 

Teleki highlighted the main objectives of We-Fi, which is to support women entrepreneurs around the world through programs that provide financing, capacity building and also promote enabling environments that allow women to become entrepreneurs and grow their businesses. We-Fi uses an ecosystem approach to develop programs at the country level that will break down barriers and create more opportunities for women.

During the meeting, Ayman said: “ICD and We-Fi are working together to enhance their initiatives and mandates in supporting the female society in all ICD’s member countries. We want to ensure that our lines of finance and our relationship with the 102 directly connected financial institutions we are dealing with will further enhance the funding, training to women entrepreneurs and to provide the required necessary support to women in all our member countries.”

Teleki said that We-Fi has six implementing partners (IP) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is one of them. “IsDB, along with ICD is supporting women entrepreneurs in fragile countries. In Yemen, they have a very interesting ongoing program named BRAVE Women. They target to train up to 500 women to learn to develop business plans in fragile and high-risk contexts and up to 400 of them will get access to funding on a matching grant basis. This program aims also to develop the relationship between those women entrepreneurs with the local banks and also lead companies to make sure those women have access to finance and markets to grow their businesses. Moreover, the IsDB and ICD will be implementing soon this BRAVE Women program in two other countries to improve the women’s entrepreneurship potential in key economic sectors and we look forward to seeing those programs happening in future,” she said.

We-Fi is a global platform that seeks to support over a 100,000 women around the world in the next five years and mobilize at least $2 billion from the public and private sector for further activities.