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Strategically situated in one of the world’s most powerful business gateways, IFZA is a Free Zone in Dubai that provides local and international businesses with the ideal platforms and location to fully optimise the benefits of the UAE’s strategic geographic position and world-class infrastructure in a business and tax-friendly environment. Business-owners and employees can also benefit from flexible residency visa packages and a wide spectrum of innovative office solutions and real estate products.
IFZA’s new business park offers a wide variety of modern office facilities tailored to meet each client’s required productivity needs inside an environment designed to optimise that professional connection with their customers and other businesses.
BMW Group was one of the first automobile manufacturers to establish an office in the Middle East, when it set up operations in Dubai in 1994.
The BMW Group Regional Office has been growing steadily with full-time staff who provide strategic and operational support to the 14 importers in 13 markets across the Middle East region. These support functions include sales, service, marketing, aftersales and PR.
Part of the operation is the focus on training. With the opening of a brand-new, state-of-the-art Training Centre in Dubai in February 2019, BMW Group set – as a first in the region – a key element to reinforce customer-centricity. The highly specialized staff at the Training Centre make sure the skills of customer-facing staff and technical teams are up to date and fully maximized.
Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is a global security technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the company has a workforce of around 11,500 employees and generated sales of EUR 2.31 billion in the 2020 fiscal year. A total of 74 subsidiaries and joint ventures across 32 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide.
Today, Giesecke+Devrient’s goal is to shape trust in a digital world: Creating Confidence. G+D engineers customized security technologies with passion and precision in four major fields: payment, connectivity, identities and digital infrastructures.
HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), with a presence in nine countries across the region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In Saudi Arabia, HSBC is a 31% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 51% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom. Across MENAT, HSBC had assets of US$68.9bn as at 31 December 2020.
The Lufthansa Group is an aviation group with operations worldwide. With 110,065 employees, the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 13,589m in the financial year 2020. The Lufthansa Group is composed of the segments Network Airlines, Eurowings and Aviation Services. Aviation Services comprises the segments Logistics, MRO, Catering and Additional Businesses and Group Functions. The latter also include Lufthansa AirPlus, Lufthansa Aviation Training and the IT companies. All segments occupy a leading position in their respective markets.
From the GCC, Lufthansa Group airlines operate flights from Dubai to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich, from Kuwait, Riyadh, Dammam and Bahrain to Frankfurt and from Muscat to Zurich with Edelweiss.
System solutions for windows, doors and façades. Based in Bielefeld, Schüco International KG develops and sells system solutions for windows, doors and façades. With more than 5,800 employees worldwide, the company strives to be the industry leader in terms of technology and service today and in the future. In addition to innovative products for residential and commercial buildings, the building envelope specialist offers consultation and digital solutions for all phases of a building project – from the initial idea through to design, fabrication and installation. 12,000 fabricators, developers, architects and investors around the world work together with Schüco. The company is active in more than 80 countries.
Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs more than 90,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of around €27.5 billion in fiscal year 2020.
Software AG is the software pioneer of a truly connected world. Since 1969, it has helped 10,000+ organizations use software to connect people, departments, systems and devices. Software AG empowers truly connected enterprises using integration & APIs, IoT & analytics and business & IT transformation. Software AG’s products establish a fluid flow of data that allows everything and everyone to work together. The company has more than 4,700 employees across more than 70 countries and annual revenue of over €800m, with the aim of exceeding €1bn by 2023.
Since delivering our first order in Kuwait in 2004, talabat has grown exponentially. Over the past 17 years, we've enabled our partners to reach new heights through our platform.
Today, we deliver hundreds of millions of food orders, grocery items and other products to our customers in nine markets throughout the region. Our food delivery business works with well over 50,000 brands, while our q-commerce concept, talabat mart, now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE in 30 minutes or less.
Our customers, our partners, our people, our riders, and the communities in which we operate are at the heart of what we do. In 2020 alone, talabat facilitated the donation of well over 550,000 meals, and 44,000 medicine donations to those in need, as well as donated over 1.3 million euros to charity with the help of our partners and customers. talabat is part of Delivery Hero, the global leader in online food delivery and q-commerce.
WILO is one of the world’s leading premium suppliers of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management, and the industrial sector. Founded in Dortmund in 1872 as a factory for copper and brass goods, Wilo has evolved from being a local specialist to a global player in the course of its long and successful history. We are well-acquainted with questions that will shape our future and we develop technologies that provide answers. Global megatrends are having a profound and lasting impact on our lives. As we address these trends, we concentrate on globalisation, urbanisation, climate change, energy scarcity, water shortage as well as technological advances and digitalization-important issues for your day-to-day work. Which makes them important to us, too. Every day, around 8,000 employees worldwide work to make that claim a reality. At 18 production sites in more than 60 subsidiaries in 60 countries. The result: pioneering new products, systems and services.
Beckhoff implements open automation systems using PC-based control technology. The product spectrum comprises industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus components, drive technology, and automation software. Product series are available for all areas, which can be used as individual components or function collectively as a complete, harmonized control system.
Our New Automation Technology philosophy stands for universal and open control and automation solutions used worldwide in various applications, from CNC machine tools to intelligent building automation systems.
Caparol Paints develops, produces and markets high quality emulsions, enamels, decorative and structural coatings as well as insulation technology. Caparol, the premium brand of DAW, Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany entered the Middle East market in 1999 with its technologically advanced, modern and sustainable product range with a production plant in Dubai, and 4 state of the art experience centers in UAE. We are present in the other Middle East and African countries through our trade partners who offer all our innovative and sustainable solutions under one roof. The striped elephant has been synonymous with reliability, technical expertise and outstanding product performance. Our Stone finishes have gained remarkable acceptance by GCC markets and is the best product in the region since 20 years. We are the number one company in Facade solutions in the Middle East.
DigitalEvent FZ-LLC offers a unique virtual event platform that fully adapts to events. With this approach, the platform has already proven itself across industries for a wide range of digital events in Europe.
We create online experiences that are far more emotional than the usual presences of companies and organisations on the web. DigitalEvent uses new techniques that focus strongly on images and video material while encouraging visitor interaction and participation. This novel implementation helps our clients stand out from the competition, generate data and increase sales. With our all-in-one solution, we create digital events from invitation to final evaluation - and each event is customised to the client's wishes
Knauf is one of the leading voices in sourcing locally and manufacturing products that are truly “Made in UAE” as well as enabling collaboration with the major industry leaders towards technological advancements in manufacturing and logistics. This has made us fully equipped to efficiently cater the needs, wants and preferences of our valued customers and clients who over time have become a part of our big family.
Our commitment towards building environmentally responsible and economically sustainable products locally have been applauded, recognized and certified by esteemed UAE government authorities such as Ministry of Interiors, Civil Defense, Central Laboratory, Quality and Conformity Council.
Founded in Frankenthal, Germany, in 1871, KSB has a presence on all continents with its own sales and marketing organizations, manufacturing facilities and service operations. KSB employs more than 16,000 people. The company also has 170 service centers and over 3,000 service staff to provide inspection, maintenance and repair services worldwide.
Since 1975, KSB is represented in the UAE through a Resident Office in Abu Dhabi. In 1998 the service company KSB Service LLC was founded followed by KSB Middle East FZE in the year 2003. A total of 128 staff members are committed to first-class customer service, comprehensive support and consultancy.
KSB specializes in pumps and valves selection, consultancy for pump and valve applications and for commissioning of pump stations, service of the same and repairs for rotating equipment.
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) is both a Mittelstands-minded universal bank and the central bank of the savings banks in Baden-Württemberg, Saxony and Rhineland-Palatinate. With total assets of EUR 276 billion and 10,000 employees (as of 31 Dec. 2020), LBBW is one of the largest banks in Germany. Its core activities are the business with corporate customers, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and the private customer business, as well as savings banks. A further focus is placed on real-estate financing as well as the customer-oriented capital market business with banks, savings banks and institutional investors. For small and medium-sized companies, the support in opening up international markets plays an important role in addition to the expertise in innovative and complex financings. Therefore LBBW has 17 international offices in 16 countries worldwide. Specialised subsidiaries such as leasing, factoring, real estate, venture capital or asset management round out the product and service range of LBBW group.