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GCC concrete firms can't afford to be reactive

GCC concrete firms can't afford to be reactive

Today’s construction market is as challenging as it is interesting for the Middle East’s concrete players. The firms that adopt proactive strategies today are most likely to thrive in the longer term


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Shifting motives: long-term thinking gains ground

Shifting motives: long-term thinking gains ground

Is longer-term thinking slowly but surely gaining ground in the region?
 
Sticky business: the endurance of asphalt work

Sticky business: the endurance of asphalt work

In the context of widespread cutbacks in the regional construction industry, the consistency of the asphalt-laying business bucks the trend
 
AI supply: Logistics could look to AI for big data

AI supply: Logistics could look to AI for big data

Rapid growth in the logistics and supply chain segment is creating opportunities, but at the same time the talent is drying up
 
Tech takeover: the rise of electronics in the Gulf

Tech takeover: the rise of electronics in the Gulf

Is the rising tide of electronics and circuitry finally submerging the Gulf?
 

 

Rent supreme: Regional dynamics favour rental

Rent supreme: Regional dynamics favour rental

Aerial work platforms appears to be one of a handful of segments where the economic realities and nature of the work have crowned rental king
 
Global to glocal: a trend to be aware of in 2017

Global to glocal: a trend to be aware of in 2017

As the West enters an ideological state where naysaying globalisation is all the rage, the Gulf and the equipment industry present a contrary argument
 
Global weakness and the shift to rental in cranes

Global weakness and the shift to rental in cranes

Softness in global markets and technological developments are driving a renaissance in Middle East mobile and crawler crane activity, while the increasing dominance of rental in the heavy lift segment is good for all
 
OEMs need to invest in their GCC operations now

OEMs need to invest in their GCC operations now

By focussing on simple models and investing in aftersales support, off-highway truck manufacturers will be well placed for growth once the oil prices recover
 
Wide-angle business: On the need to diversify

Wide-angle business: On the need to diversify

While centralised government investment is a comforting and currently viable raft to cling onto, don’t let it distract from the broader imperative to diversify
 



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