V-Line Group: An innovative services provider in KSA

Caption: Hasnain Jamil, CEO of V-Line Middle East, left, and Abdul Kareem, division director for data services at V-Tech CODA. (Supplied)
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Updated 03 October 2020

V-Line Group: An innovative services provider in KSA

  • V-Line provides best practice solutions to resolve complexities through V-Tech CODA products and services

RIYADH: Through years of experience, V-Line Group has continually grown its services portfolio into one of the most comprehensive in the world of maintenance, repair and operation supply. V-Line has been directly involved in the tremendous industrial growth of Saudi Arabia for more than 40 years. The world is evolving fast, thanks to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital transformation. A robust future in a digital environment requires more transparency, trust and collaboration. V-Line is dedicated to improving the risk-cost-ratio and sees the opportunity to offer it to stakeholders within the value chain having different value propositions.
“V-Line’s ability for agile transformation, emerging as a leader by innovating itself and offering innovative solutions to the Saudi industries and businesses through collaboration, transparency and trust is another proof that we live our vision of taking the lead by ownership, driving innovation with passion and integrity,” said Hasnain Jamil, CEO of V-Line Middle East.
V-Line provides best practice solutions to resolve complexities through V-Tech CODA products and services. V-Tech CODA is a business unit of V-Line Middle East and acts as a technology arm of V-Line. It is based in Jubail. “It provides innovative and ingenious solutions, with the mission to help customers fulfill their goals using data science and value chains, thus developing transparency accountability,” Jamil added.
Abdul Kareem, division director for data services at V-Tech CODA, said: “We are consistently engaging with our customers to meet their ongoing and upcoming challenges ranging from master data (assets, materials, vendors, and services), Smart Inventory Optimization, and excess-stock liquidation through our product Goospares, and warehouse management through data validation and robotics process automation (RPA). V-Line is also harnessing the potential of digital technology via the e-commerce enabler solution V-Marketplace to efficiently manage sourcing and supply. Thus, V-Line also complements as an e-vendor aggregator ready for versatile ERP integration.”
Jamil said: “V-Line reiterates its unparalleled commitment to facilitating more employment opportunities for Saudi citizens and actively participating in localization. Local content and local talent development is of paramount importance at V-Line. This is in continuation of our strong commitment toward the realization of Saudi Vision 2030, bringing innovative solutions and technological advancements to the Kingdom. V-Line believes this is a step in the right direction toward collaborative excellence and digitalization growth.”
V-Line strongly collaborates with its technology partners to best serve the customers’ needs. “CODA Technology solutions from Chennai India is our technology partner in providing specialized services in assets, maintenance, reliability, materials, master data and warehouse management, in addition to IT, security and SAP consulting. SMART Software Inc., from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is our partner providing time-tested state-of-the-art algorithmic inventory-optimization, demand-planning and forecasting software solutions. SH Tools from Hannover in Germany developed an efficient Toolbox-4.0 for digitizing data and providing real-time asset-performance with early detection of various process parameters to enhance efficiency and reliability. Another close partner is Spare Parts Know How from Melbourne Australia, providing specialized training specifically developed for spare parts inventory management. The last one is Vested Contracts Management, which is a collaborative approach to tackle current challenges through collaboration for a long-term sustainable growth,” Jamil said.


Hyatt Regency Riyadh bags global hygiene accreditation

Updated 22 October 2020

Hyatt Regency Riyadh bags global hygiene accreditation

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has become the first hotel in Saudi Arabia and one of the first hotels in the Middle East to be accredited by Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR in September. GBAC is the gold standard for prepared facilities, and the accreditation further enhances the operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety at the hotel.

The accreditation builds on the Hyatt brand’s existing rigorous protocols, colleague training, support resources and a cross-functional working group of medical experts and industry professionals that contribute to various aspects of the hotel experience. Under the guidance of GBAC, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

“The world as we knew it has been changed by COVID-19, and when our guests are ready to travel again, we want to ensure them that they can feel confident that each aspect of our commitment is designed with their safety in mind, and that we’re putting their well-being first,” said Walid El-Awadly, general manager. “To do this, we must critically examine the hotel experience from every vantage point and think about what matters the most from our guests’ point of view — from rooms and lobby to spa and dining — bringing in the latest research, technology and innovations to make that happen. The GBAC accreditation is an important hygiene and cleanliness milestone, marking our purpose to care for people so they can be their best — always.”

The hotel received its GBAC STAR accreditation through a performance-based cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program that focuses on establishing that the hotel environment is sanitary, safe and healthy. 

“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely,” she added. Furthermore, the hotel intends to complement this accreditation with regular internal and third-party auditing. 

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the GBAC provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. 

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. 

The program verifies that Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.