IHCC strategic partners honored at annual ceremony

The event was attended by Sultan Sobhi Batterjee, CEO of IHCC, and senior management officials of the company.
Updated 11 November 2019

IHCC strategic partners honored at annual ceremony

The management of International Hospitals Construction Co. Ltd. (IHCC) honored its strategic partners including local and international companies during an annual ceremony held recently at Park Hyatt Jeddah. The event was attended by Sultan Sobhi Batterjee, chief executive of IHCC; Iftikhar Hussain, general manager of IHCC; and other senior management officials of the company.
Addressing the ceremony, Batterjee expressed his thanks and appreciation to IHCC’s strategic partners who he said played a great role in its success as a turnkey solutions provider.
The chief executive highlighted IHCC’s future plans, including the new projects that seek to diversify sources of income and at the same time provide additional services to the customers.
Batterjee highlighted the IHCC’s role and the social responsibility programs that it initiated to contribute to the development of the community. He emphasized that IHCC is working to meet the goals and aspirations of Vision 2030 in the field of design and construction.
CEO Batterjee presented commemorative shields to the executives of the companies attending the ceremony.
IHCC is a Saudi-based turnkey solutions provider that specializes in health care, education and mixed-use projects. It has more than 25 years of experience as a design-build company in the MENA region with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering turnkey solution projects. The company manages projects from inception to completion, including comprehensive feasibility studies, conceptualization, architectural and engineering design to civil and electro-mechanical construction, financing including complete procurement, equipping, furnishing and installation and operational management services.

Tire business poised for growth in Saudi Arabia despite COVID-19

Updated 23 September 2020

Tire business poised for growth in Saudi Arabia despite COVID-19

Despite the still raging COVID-19 pandemic, the tire business is poised to come back stronger than before as people become even more reliant on their vehicles to get to their destination while ensuring minimum exposure risk level. This was one of the highlights of the first virtual meetup hosted by Bridgestone Middle East, which expressed optimism about future market prospects in Saudi Arabia post-pandemic with the gradual easing of restrictions and people continuing to observe social distancing as they move around.

During the meeting, Stefano Sanchini, regional managing director for Bridgestone Middle East, and Berna Akinci, head of marketing for Bridgestone Middle East, discussed the economic repercussions of the pandemic on the automotive sector and the tires industry, following the temporary closures of businesses, impacting jobs as well as people staying more at home to avoid getting infected by the virus.

While economic impact has hit the pockets of vehicle owners in the Middle East, Sachini and Akinci emphasized that road safety must not be compromised to save on money when it comes to replacing tires and should be considered as a necessity.

They also took the opportunity to update the participants on the latest trends in the regional market, which has been rapidly catching up with the digitization of almost all sectors, including the emergence of new mobility ecosystems.

During the talk, speakers identified safety as a priority when buying tires. Buyers should consider purchasing only quality tires as it affects the braking distance, the handling, and grip while driving.

The drop in the demand for tires during the height of the lockdown affected sales, however, the trend is moving upwards again as restrictions have eased in some parts of the region. In this regard, Bridgestone has been looking on ways to enrich its brand offerings to add value to customers.

The company further emphasized the importance of going digital for the industry to reach out and meet the needs of its customers, especially in the Middle East, where there is a high rate of usage of digital devices. 

The value of data management as the new fuel for mobility has also been talked about during the meetup.