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
Is longer-term thinking slowly but surely gaining ground in the region?
In the context of widespread cutbacks in the regional construction industry, the consistency of the asphalt-laying business bucks the trend
Rapid growth in the logistics and supply chain segment is creating opportunities, but at the same time the talent is drying up
Is the rising tide of electronics and circuitry finally submerging the Gulf?
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
As the West enters an ideological state where naysaying globalisation is all the rage, the Gulf and the equipment industry present a contrary argument
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
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
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