Malabar Gold & Diamonds unveils summer offers

Updated 10 June 2019

Malabar Gold & Diamonds unveils summer offers

Indian jewelry retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds has unveiled new offers to celebrate the onset of summer.
The “Sparkling Summer” campaign will run at all Malabar Gold outlets in Saudi Arabia until July 20.
The company is giving a chance to its customers to win gold bars with every gold and diamond jewelry purchase.
With every purchase, customers get a chance to enter raffle draws to win a 100-gram gold bar each in 10 raffle draws. In addition, customers also receive a one-gram gold coin on every diamond jewelry purchase worth SR3,000 ($800) and above.
The brand is also selling 8-gram gold coins with absolutely no making charges during this period.
Furthermore, customers can avail themselves of the zero deduction offer on 22-carat gold jewelry exchange.
To add more sparkle to the summer season, the retailer has unveiled the latest collection of jewelry in gold, diamonds and precious gems to suit the tastes of their multicultural and multinational customers.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds has incorporated these designs as a part of various brands presented at the store, namely Ethnix — Handcrafted Designer Jewelry, Era — Uncut Diamond Jewelry, Mine — Diamonds Unlimited, Divine — Indian Heritage Jewelry and Precia — Gem Jewelry.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds is the flagship company of Malabar Group, a diversified Indian business conglomerate.
Established in 1993 in the Indian state of Kerala, Malabar Gold today has a strong retail network of 250 outlets spread across 10 countries, 14 wholesale units, offices, design centers and factories spread across India, the Middle East, the Far East and the US. With an annual turnover of $4.51 billion, the company is one of the largest jewelry retailers globally.
The group also operates MGD Lifestyle Jewellery, a retail concept offering trendy and light-weight jewelry for independent and modern women.


Saudi Bugshan transforms IT operations with IBM Cloud

Updated 30 September 2020

Saudi Bugshan transforms IT operations with IBM Cloud

Saudi Bugshan Company (SBC), in collaboration with its technology arm Brmaja Commercial Company, has selected IBM Cloud to host its IT infrastructure. This transition aims to support SBC’s business growth plans and meet its critical need for infrastructure performance and enterprise-grade security, while accelerating the company’s digital transformation.

SBC is the holding company of one of the largest conglomerates in the Middle East and North Africa region and has its headquarters in Jeddah. It comprises 47 companies in various sectors, including food and beverage, distribution and trading, health care, real estate, hospitality, education and automotive.

With its diversified portfolio of operations, SBC needed a secure and flexible cloud environment to be able to meet the requirements of each industry it serves and address their unique set of challenges. As a result, it selected IBM Cloud for its interoperability and now has the flexibility to deploy and run different industry-specific solutions from IBM and other technology vendors, as and when the need arises.

As part of the agreement, Brmaja and IBM Services worked closely to consolidate and migrate SBC’s mission-critical workloads and overall IT infrastructure, which were running across multiple physical and cloud environments, to a single IBM cloud. Today, SBC not only benefits from enhanced business continuity and uninterrupted operations but is also able to rapidly meet its computing resources demands, without having to invest in additional hardware or physical infrastructure.

“Security, flexibility and performance are crucial requirements which must be taken into account when adopting new technologies, and IBM’s leadership and track record have played a key role in our selection of IBM Cloud,” said Khalid Bugshan, chairman of SBC. “As we enter a new and exciting phase of our digital transformation, we are confident that our collaboration with IBM and Brmaja will further solidify our competitive position within the region and global market.” 

“The dynamic nature of a diversified business requires a regular review of its technology architecture,” said Dr. Hatem Bakheet, group CEO of Brmaja. “To address the ever-changing needs of the industries in which SBC operates, Brmaja and IBM joined forces to transform the company’s IT landscape and enable it to benefit from a secure and flexible cloud environment.”

“Cloud is a key enabler of transformation and lays the foundation for an enterprise’s digital evolution,” said Tarek Zarg Al-Aioun, country general manager, IBM Saudi Arabia. “SBC’s adoption of IBM Cloud to harness its true potential is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and to lead the market by example.”