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Logistic Growth within GCC Countries

Staying connected in a fast-changing world Growing opportunity The last decade has seen governments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) launch country visions and diversification plans to reduce oil dependency. The resulting economic expansion coupled with population growth is driving greater demand across GCC markets for consumer goods and heavy manufacturing products, which in turn … Continued

Aluminium Manufacturing for the Digital Era

Punching above its weight A country six times smaller than London might seem an unlikely site for one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters. But now that Alba (Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C.) – the Bahraini aluminium manufacturer and the first primary smelter in the GCC – has completed its $3bn mega-expansion, that is precisely what it … Continued

Fast moving; fast growing – Bahrain’s FMCG sector

The Middle East is enjoying one of the fastest-growing FMCG sectors and markets in the world, driven by a rapid population boom coupled with a marked increase in consumer spending. According to Alpen Capital’s latest GCC Food Industry Report, food consumption in the GCC is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% from an … Continued

Cost of Doing Business: Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

Experts predict that up to $100 billion will be spent on autonomous driving technology in the coming decade. The 3D printing market is expected to reach $35.6 billion by 2024. And it has been estimated that there is $1.5 trillion worth of opportunities in logistics as a result of digital disruption by 2025. What do these … Continued

With growth in mind, Bahrain is poised to build even more momentum in 2019 in manufacturing and logistics

As we look ahead to 2019, the momentum that built through 2018 in Bahrain’s manufacturing and logistics sector continues to grow. In 2018 Bahrain attracted $830m in foreign direct investment and Bahrain’s manufacturing and logistics sector has attracted a total of $184m from more than 10 different international companies, leading to the creation of 875 … Continued

Bahrain Surges as Top Business Destination Across Sectors

Corporate executives have never had more attractive options for where to focus their operations and investments throughout the world. But objective assessments of key differentiators – from rental rates for commercial spaces, to workforce salaries, to childhood education – allow business leaders to make informed, data-driven decisions about where to establish operations. For the GCC … Continued

More Than an Airshow: The Bahrain International Airshow Business Opportunity

As the 2018 Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) kicks off today, a spotlight on the Kingdom’s aviation and broader logistics industries could not be more timely. This is the fastest-growing airshow in the Middle East which is taking place at the Sakhir Airbase and offers attendees the opportunity to witness one of the most dynamic flying displays in the region.

A thriving hub at the heart of the Gulf: manufacturing and logistics in Bahrain

With the opening of Mondelez’s major new facility in Bahrain, it has been a busy year in the manufacturing sector – and further announcements at a major event in the Kingdom earlier this month have meant it hasn’t slowed down.