FNRCO, TUV NORD team up for technical training

The contract was signed by Ali Jaber Al-Mahan, general manager of FNRCO, and Jamal Al-Baeejan, chief executive of FAHSS TUV NORD in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Updated 10 February 2019

FNRCO, TUV NORD team up for technical training

  • FNRCO has considerable experience in providing business and project development services in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The First National Company for Human Resources (FNRCO), a human resource services and manpower solutions company in Saudi Arabia, has signed a strategic contract with the National Inspection and Technical Testing Company FAHSS (TUV NORD), an industrial and technical testing company specialized in management systems, technical inspection certification and HSE training in the Middle East.
The contract was signed by Ali Jaber Al-Mahan, general manager of FNRCO, and Jamal Al-Baeejan, chief executive of FAHSS TUV NORD in Saudi Arabia.
The agreement, seen as a milestone, aims to create and establish a business relationship that will bring value in areas of technical training and inspection, safety and quality certifications, HR services and recruitment of Saudi professionals, to TUV NORD and FNRCO and their mutual clients in Saudi Arabia. In addition to benefiting from the individual skills, the two companies can integrate and unify their efforts and resources.
FNRCO has considerable experience in providing business and project development services in Saudi Arabia. The company is registered and licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Labor and provides training for all professional and administrative specialties under the authorization of the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training. The training covers maintenance and inspection services for electrical, mechanical and electronic works for industrial, petroleum and petrochemical companies.
FNRCO works in cooperation with the Human Resources Development Fund and Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development to support the national vision and increase the employment of Saudi nationals.


Production of Aston Martin DB5 resumes after 55 years

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Production of Aston Martin DB5 resumes after 55 years

Dubbed “the most famous car in the world” and renowned as being among the most sought-after classic Aston Martin models, the DB5 has become a byword for timeless style and sports car desirability. Fewer than 900 saloon examples were built by the brand between 1963 and 1965, with by far the most famous of the original owners being the world’s best-known secret agent — James Bond — who first drove the car that is today inextricably linked with him in the 1964 film, Goldfinger.

Now, 55 years after the last new DB5 rolled off the production line at Aston Martin’s then-global manufacturing base in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, work is once again underway there on a strictly limited number of new DB5 models. Created in association with the producers of the James Bond films, EON Productions, and featuring a broad suite of working gadgets first seen on screen in the 1964 film, the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars are history in the making.

Each DB5 Goldfinger continuation car is priced at 2.75 million euros ($3.05 million), plus taxes.

The DB5 Goldfinger Continuation construction process — which takes around 4,500 hours per car — is being undertaken at Aston Martin’s Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

Each of the 25 new cars is being built using a blend of Sir David Brown-era old world craftsmanship, with the application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements, alongside the integration of cutting-edge gadgets developed in association with Chris Corbould OBE, the special effects supervisor who has worked on more than a dozen Bond films.

Clive Wilson, Heritage program manager, said: “Seeing the first customer car move painstakingly through the intricate production process we have created really is quite a thrill.

“Obviously we have not, as a business, made a new DB5 for more than 50 years, so to be involved in the building of these cars, which will go on to form part of Aston Martin’s history, is something I’m sure all of us will be telling our grandkids about!”

Paul Spires, president of Aston Martin Works where the original DB5 was built and the new cars are also being created, said: “We are making, perhaps, some of the most desirable ‘toys’ ever built for 25 very lucky buyers worldwide.

“Creating the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars and working with EON Productions and special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, is something truly unique and a real career highlight for everyone involved here at Aston Martin Works.”

First deliveries of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation to customers will commence in the second half of 2020.