Obeikan Digital Solutions (ODS), the digital solutions pioneer in KSA along with its parent company “OIG – Obeikan Investment Group” hosted a paramount event about the future of smart manufacturing and how the ever-growing industry 4.0 and IoT technologies playing a vital role in its growth, with the presence of key partners & guests from the tech industry giving immersive insights and everything future talks.
Obeikan Group has been adopting the latest manufacturing technologies backed by AI & IoT across all its factories making Obeikan a smart manufacturing hub, thanks to Obekan’s digital arm, Obeikan Digital Solutions company which has a huge impact not only on the manufacturing level but making everything smart across all the verticals of the group, making Obeikan a pioneer in the smart manufacturing solutions and digital innovation.
As we look up to the future, it’s noteworthy that manufacturers and companies of different levels and different scales have an urging need more than ever for smart solutions for their business to grow. Eng. Saber Atiyeh, COO of ODS, said, “Today’s tech era is full of opportunities, challenges as well as threats, and for manufacturing companies to be able to survive and grow especially during the rapid industrialization we are witnessing in our country and across the globe, manufacturers have to seek smarter solutions for operating their businesses & factories and digitalization here is pivotal.”
He added “Most of the current business models which manufacturers are adopting are outdated, and we, at ODS, we took the privilege and courage to empower the industrial sector and the whole business ecosystem with cutting-edge digital solutions that have been launched from the heart of Obeikan Group to rejuvenate businesses and the way they operate. We are keen to fulfill this mission and boost the industry 4.0 within which “Smart Manufacturing” de facto fits to meet the business ecosystem needs.”
The visionary Eng. Abdullah Obeikan, CEO of Obeikan Group, commented, “We are driven by digital innovation and digitalization, and since the beginning of our successful digital transformation journey, we are on a mission to give back to our country’s industrial and business ecosystem unlocking businesses and manufacturers potentials and arm them with the success factors through our innovative digital solutions backed by world-renowned technologies to be ready for a different tomorrow.”
Obeikan Group, a leading group in digital transformation and industry, and SAUR Group, a leading global provider of water and sanitation solutions, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop mega digital platform for water sector.
The signing ceremony took place on last Thursday, February 10, 2022, attended by some experts and officials in the two groups, at the Obeikan Group headquarters in the capital, Riyadh, where the agreement was signed on behalf of Obeikan by His Excellency Eng. Abdallah Obeikan –
CEO of Obeikan Group, and on behalf of SAUR by Patrick Blethon – CEO of the French SAUR Group.
Thanks to this partnership, Obeikan’s Digital Solutions will offer to our customers a Digital platform adding significant value to their operations through the integration of innovative Lean technology and practices. Obeikan’s industrial applications and consulting services are helping many Saudi companies cultivate new enterprise insights and intelligence that enhance their competitiveness.
As a water expert, Saur will offer its complementary digital assets to optimize water services.
The partnership of these two companies will provide to utilities market an advanced suite to implement excellence on its operations.
Speaking at this occasion, Eng. Abdallah Obeikan – CEO of Obeikan Group said: “The strategic agreement with SAUR Group, comes as part of the promotion of the qualitative and influential partnership to form an advanced group in the water sector and to improve its operations to contribute effectively to achieving the Kingdom’s vision 2030.”
He also added: “We are pleased with this agreement, which will have – God willing – an effective impact in upgrading the services of this sector and opening new prospects for a sustainable economy.”
Patrick Blethon – CEO of the French SAUR Group, for his part, said: “I am delighted to be partnering with such a dynamic company, to combine the strengths of the Saur group with Obeikan’s cutting edge Lean technological expertise.
Our goal is to use digital and lean technologies as a lever for progress to give water the value it deserves. Through this partnership, we will develop the future of Saudi water services by aiming to become the champion of the water transition and ensure better preservation of water resources. We are proud to contribute to the Kingdom’s ecological and digital transformation in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.”
Obeikan Group has extensive experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in the field of digital innovation and providing digital solutions to various sectors. This is consistent with the great ambition of SAUR Group to transform towards digitizing its services through its significant investments in digitization and innovation, where it incorporated cutting-edge technologies for the new wave of digitization such as artificial intelligence and analytics, and service innovations such as real-time scheduling or predictive maintenance, in line with its leading position in building and managing waters in future cities.
As a pure player in water and essential services, Saur works to protect the environment in the heart of the territories it serves. Saur has always acted to offer the same quality of service to small towns as to large cities, guided by its mission: to restore to water the value it deserves. Saur worldwide presence: Cyprus, Colombia, France, Italia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia Scotland, Spain. 2021 key figures: $2.0 billion Group net revenue, 9,500 local authorities and industrial clients contracted, 12,000 employees and 20 million consumers served worldwide. At a time when the challenges of the ecological transition are central to the problems faced by society worldwide, Saur is reasserting its
commitments to act; advocating and rallying all stakeholders to ensure a safer world for future generations.
Through this alliance, Obeikan and Saur are participating in the country’s “Vision 2030” modernization program, ensuring sustainable access to water resources and developing the digital economy
In the presence of Lieutenant-General / Osama Rabie – Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Obeikan Investment Group and the Suez Canal Company – HealthyCo. – signed a (memorandum of understanding) (letter of intent) to establish a modern industrial complex in the new city of Ismailia to produce all dairy products.
By adopting the latest manufacturing technologies and artificial intelligence, the complex will produce all dairy products of different types of cheese (feta – goudah – cheddar – flaming), all types of milk (sterilized – pasteurized – rib), yoghurt as well as milk powder with a capacity of 900 tons / day, all types of juices, concentrates and jams and the largest fruit sorting and sizing station using advanced technologies, with a capacity of 1200 tons/day.
Notably, the project was designed by a consortium of major Egyptian contracting companies, which gained the admiration and appreciation of Lieutenant-General / Osama Rabie and General / Wissam Al-Diasty – President of Healthy Company and General Director of the Authority for the office of Mr. President of the Suez Canal Authority.
Under this cooperation, Obeikan Investment Group and Suez Canal Company “Healthy” aim to achieve a common vision of promotingIndustry 4.0 and developing the dairy industry in the region through cutting-edge technologies, smart manufacturing mechanisms and fostering sustainable development.
The agreement was signed by Ayman Farrag the general manager of the group for the strategic projects. , on behalf of the Obeikan Group, and Major General/ Wissam Al-Diyasti, on behalf of the Suez Canal Authority.
It is worth mentioning that the establishment of the industrial complex was carried out in cooperation with a number of the largest strategic partners who are experts in this field, such as;
About Obeikan Investment Group
Obeikan Investment Group (OIG) is a family-run business, founded in 1982 by the Obeikan family with headquarters in Riyadh. OIG has operations across Middle East Africa and Europe with a strong foothold in manufacturing, packaging, education, and health care, on top of being the leading provider of fully integrated packaging solutions in the region. OIG has a growing focus on digital transformation providing B2B, B2C and B2G business and industrial solutions.
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And by reaching a new milestone, Saned Utilities has become a qualified product on Schneider Electric Marketplace, by this agreement, Saned Utilities and Schneider Electric drastically contribute to the industrial transformation in the Kingdome and the region through offering transformational digital products.
Schneider Electric & Saned Utilities aims to achieve their mutual vision by this cooperation, to foster industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing by nourishing the industrial and business ecosystem with best-in-class digital products through cutting-edge technologies and advanced solutions that are pivotal for businesses and manufacturers to achieve operational agility, business resilience, efficiency and sustainability in both the short and long run.
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Obeikan Investment Group (OIG) is a family-run business, founded in 1982 by the Obeikan family with headquarters in Riyadh. OIG has operations across Middle East Africa and Europe with a strong foothold in manufacturing, packaging, education, and health care. On top of being the leading provider of fully integrated packaging solutions in the region, OIG had a growing focus on digital transformation providing B2B, B2C and B2G business and industrial solutions.
Riyadh Polytechnic Institute has obtained a full and unconditional Institutional Accreditation from the Education and Training Evaluation Commission represented by National Center for Training Assessment and Accreditation “MASAR”. The Accreditation was granted after fulfilling all the MASAS Institutional Accreditation criteria and requirements which focus on eight criteria: Employer Engagement, Governance & Management, Admission & Trainee Services, Programs Development & Assessment, Training & Resources, Trainee Achievement, Trainers Qualification & Development, Sustainability & Effectiveness.
Masar, an ETEC affiliate, is a regulatory body that is in charge of evaluation and accreditation in the training sector with the goal of enhancing the quality of training by adopting specific frameworks and standards to ensure training establishments meet labor market needs and the aspirations of the society, as well as those of the Kingdom’s leadership.
The Accreditation Certificate was received by the Executive Director of RPI, Mr. Ahmad Albakri, from his excellency the ETEC Chairman, Dr. Khalid Al-Sabti and in the presence of TVTC Governor his excellency Dr. Ahmed Alfahid. The Executive Director extended his appreciation and gratitude to the RPI chairman and Board members for their support in the quality journey as all RPI staff who contributed to the success of this attainment.
Obeikan Group launches a diversified portfolio of smart, end-to-end digital applications and solutions in different sectors and fields, focusing on the empowerment of the industrial sector in the kingdom through digital transformation and smart manufacturing technologies, paving the way to Industry 4.0.
Obeikan Group has wide expertise across many industries and a solid presence especially in smart manufacturing, but Obeikan did not stop here and decided to challenge the status-quo turning its groundbreaking know-how and best-in-class practices into innovative digital solutions and share these solutions with the entire business ecosystem.
In support of its vision, Obeikan launched 4 tech startups powered by advanced technologies and AI & IoT enabled: Madar, Shamel, O3 and HodHod each provides a unique value to the market from logistics to safety.
Started with “Madar” a year ago, a digital fleet provider and transportation management platform that transforms logistics from a cumbersome process and expense into a value-enhancing practice and seamless digital experience for businesses, moreover, Madar achieved 40K+ successful shipping transactions.
As a manufacturing tycoon, Obeikan faced many challenges to tackle like supply and demand gaps, non-performing inventory, spare parts efficient sourcing, lack of digitization, and more but, these challenges became opportunities unleashed with “Shamel”, the first digital industrial marketplace, bringing together and connecting buyers and sellers, making it easy and fast to trade spare parts, and other industrial goods, efficiently. Shamel provides the ultimate platform where spare parts can be locally traded and delivered, saving businesses time, effort, and money while elevating their market share.
And in the smart manufacturing arena, Obeikan introduced “O3”, a digital manufacturing consultant through a platform that is easy to use and scalable. It adapts to all business needs and aims to optimize decision-making by maximizing business productivity and minimizing waste. O3 allows manufacturing plants to operate with efficiency and agility through data integration and centralized dashboards. As one of our main focuses is customer-centricity, O3 provides a sleek and seamless user experience.
While “HodHod” is an integrated end-t-end digital solution that not only satisfies all safety needs for businesses at all aspects but will also put the business at the forefront of technological innovation by empowering them with the smartest tools to protect their business from safety, security, fire protection, to the environment safety all through a seamless digital platform.
“Obeikan’s digital solutions radically transform businesses to become smarter and achieve business excellence,” said Eng. Abdullah Obeikan, Group CEO. “Our subject matter experts together with our digitalization partnerships with global leaders like GE and Siemens give our customers access to leading-edge, tried and tested digital technology. Our solutions enable the development of innovative practices that add significant value to our customers’ operations.”