Russia cannot be constructive partner at G20 table -Canada PM

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By Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that Russia cannot be a constructive partner in the G20, a group composed of most of the world’s largest economies, because of its invasion of Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in Ottawa, Trudeau said Group of Twenty (G20) leaders were having conversations about Russia’s participation because the Ukraine war has “upended economic growth for everyone around the world and (Russia) can’t possibly be a constructive partner.” Any attempt by the United States, Canada and other Western allies to exclude Russia wo… Continue reading “Russia cannot be constructive partner at G20 table -Canada PM”

Laserfiche Recognized as a 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Content Services Platforms

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Laserfiche — the leading SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation — has been named a Customers’ Choice in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Content Services Platforms report. According to Gartner, “Gartner Peer Insights is a free peer review and ratings platform designed for enterprise software and services decision makers. Reviews go through a strict validation and moderation process in an effort to ensure they are authentic.”

Laserfiche is the leading SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation.

“Customers are at the heart of everything that we do at Laserfiche and their passion for finding innovative ways to use our products is inspiring,” said Laserfiche Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and CIO Thomas Phelps IV. “We’re honored to have been recognized by our customers on Gartner Peer Insights for our product capabilities, sales and support experience, and deployment experience —helping us to achieve the Customers’ Choice designation for three years in a row.”

Gartner defines content services platforms (CSPs) as integrated platforms that provide content-focused services, repositories, APIs, solutions and business processing tools to support digital business and transformation. Laserfiche continues to evolve its offerings beyond traditional enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities, building on Laserfiche’s strengths in content-centric business process automation, electronic forms, dashboard analytics, records management and audit trail. This includes the Laserfiche API, Microsoft Teams integration, Laserfiche Vault, Workflow Bots, Smart Invoice Capture and Direct Share.

This year, the company introduced the Laserfiche Solution Marketplace, expanding on a collection of more than 100 solution templates with downloadable tools for rapid deployment of automated solutions. The marketplace enables customers to accelerate innovation and enterprise transformation through industry-specific solutions, core business processes such as new employee onboarding, as well as templates that help users automate processes related to COVID-19.

In the ‘Voice of the Customer’: Content Services Platforms report, Laserfiche received the highest average overall ratings (4.5 out of 5), as of 31st Jan 2022 based on 86 reviews, of the vendors included. Laserfiche is also a Customers’ Choice in the Midsize Enterprise and North America categories, and a Strong Performer in the Asia/Pacific category.

“MPI embraces the innovation tools that enable us to provide the best possible experience for our participants and our employees,” said Joel Manfredo, CIO at Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans (MPI). “Laserfiche is a visionary partner whose robust platform and customer-centric approach align with our strategic technology plans while inspiring innovative initiatives for advancing our digital transformation.”

To learn more about how customers rated Laserfiche, download a complimentary copy of the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Content Services Platforms report here.

About Gartner Peer Insights
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About Laserfiche
Laserfiche is the leading SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation. Through powerful workflows, electronic forms, document management and analytics, the Laserfiche® platform accelerates how business gets done, enabling leaders to focus on growth across the enterprise.

Laserfiche pioneered the paperless office with enterprise content management. Today, Laserfiche’s cloud-first development approach incorporates innovations in machine learning and AI to enable organizations in more than 80 countries to transform into digital businesses. Customers in every industry — including government, education, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing — use Laserfiche to boost productivity, scale their business and deliver digital-first customer experiences.

Laserfiche employees in offices around the world are committed to the company’s vision of empowering customers and inspiring people to reimagine how technology can transform lives.

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About MPI
The Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans (“MPI”) are Taft-Hartley trust funds established by collective bargaining agreements between many of the unions and employers in the motion picture production industry. MPI is governed by its 32-member Board of Directors and provides health and retirement benefits to more than 100,000 individuals who work in the entertainment industry.

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LAGRIDE Kicks Off with Delivery of 1,000 GAC MOTOR Vehicles to Lagos

The Lagos State Government launched an e-hailing taxi service with 1,000 brand new GAC MOTOR vehicles

GUANGZHOU, China, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A delivery of 1,000 GAC MOTOR vehicles to the Lagos State Government kicked off “LAGRIDE,” the state’s newest ride-hailing taxi scheme. The initiative will provide a safer and more comfortable mobility option to residents.

Distinguished guests at the rollout ceremony included Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor; Cui Jianchun, Ambassador of China to Nigeria; Jin Mingyu, Chinese Deputy Consul General in Lagos, and Diana Chan, Chairman of CIG Motor.

Two-Year Effort Brought to Fruition

LAGRIDE aims to provide a reliable means of travel at an affordable rate. Plans began in November 2019 when Governor Sanwo-Olu visited Guangdong Province, headquarter of GAC MOTOR.

The GS3 SUV and the GA4 sedan’s proven quality, spacious cabin, and intelligent technology are expected to improve the quality and safety on Lagos roads.

Two years after its initial conception, 1000 GAC vehicles set sail from Qingdao, China, in October 2021 and arrived in Lagos four months later. The blue-and-white fleet cruised over Nigeria’s Third Mainland Bridge in one of the largest road-shows in the country.

LAGRIDE is a key opportunity to strengthen GAC MOTOR’s brand reputation in Nigeria by making a positive local impact. Technologically, GAC MOTOR assists the development of Nigeria’s transportation sector. Economically, the scheme encourages vehicle purchase and promotes employment, aiding overall economic growth.

Yu Jun, Member of the Executive Committee & Director of International Business Unit of GAC Group & Chairman of GAC MOTOR International, expressed that LAGRIDE is a top priority for GAC Group and strongly supported by both Guangdong and Lagos governments. The project’s successful launch came after overcoming two years of the recurring pandemic, chip shortage, and shipping delays. Despite unfavorable circumstances, GAC MOTOR retained the spirit of craftsmanship, bringing quality transportation services to Nigeria. The brand is now an important driving force in developing the local e-hailing sector.

Commitment to the Spirit of Craftsmanship

GAC MOTOR maintains a strong presence in Nigeria. In 2021, GAC MOTOR won the country’s prestigious “Automobile Company of the Year” award. After years of cultivation, the Nigerian market has recognized GAC MOTOR as representative of Chinese craftsmanship. GAC MOTOR continues to uphold the spirit of craftsmanship and the pursuit of quality, aiming to create an enjoyable life of mobility for global users.

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‫ شركة YOFC تعلن عن النتائج السنوية لعام 2021

تتجاوز نسبة الأعمال التجارية الخارجية 30% لأول مرة

يصل صافي الربح إلى 710 مليون يوان، بزيادة 30% على أساس سنوي

ووهان، الصين، 31 مارس 2022 / PRNewswire / — أعلنت شركة Yangtze للألياف الضوئية والكابلات (المشار إليها فيما بعد باسم “ YOFC ” أو “الشركة”) مؤخرًا عن نتائجها الموحدة لعام 2021 (“الفترة المشمولة بالتقرير”). بلغت الإيرادات التشغيلية 9,536 مليون يوان، بزيادة تبلغ 16.0% عن عام 2020 خلال الفترة المشمولة بالتقرير. بلغ صافي الربح العائد لمساهمي الشركة الأم 710 مليون يوان، بزيادة 30.3% على أساس سنوي.

واصلت شركة YOFC تحسين كفاءة الإنتاج وهيكل التكلفة، ووسعت سيناريوهات تطبيق المنتجات الجديدة، وعززت ريادتها في الأسواق العالمية للألياف الضوئية والكابلات خلال الفترة المشمولة بالتقرير. عززت الشركة البحث والتطوير للألياف الضوئية الجديدة، مما أدى إلى كونها أول شركة في جميع أنحاء العالم تبدأ تنفيذ انتشار الألياف الضوئية المسطحة وتحويلها إلى فئة الجيل الخامس، ويُعد هذا نقطة نجاح يتعلق بالابتكار التكنولوجي المحدد من خلال تحقيق الاستقلالية الكاملة عبر سلسلة القيمة الكاملة للألياف الضوئية. تُعد ألياف الشركة الفعالة والمنتشرة بشكل كبير والتي تتميز بالتوهين المنخفض للغاية بالإضافة إلى ألياف الوضع المنخفض ومتعددة النواة هي الرائدة على مستوى العالم. علاوة على ذلك، تُستخدم ألياف الشركة الضوئية عالية الجودة ومتعددة الأوضاع على نطاق واسع في إنشاء مراكز بيانات واسعة النطاق محليًا وخارجيًا.

استمرت شركة YOFC في تسريع وتيرة التنويع وتحقيق تقدمًا ملحوظًا في العديد من المجالات مع ضمان المزايا الأساسية للأعمال التجارية الرئيسية. وعززت الشركة حافظاتها من الوحدات أو الأجهزة البصرية، وهندسة شبكات الاتصالات، وأسلاك مركز البيانات، بالإضافة إلى الكابلات الضوئية النشطة لتطبيقات الإلكترونيات الاستهلاكية، مع تحقيق نمو جديد في الوحدات الضوئية، ومواد المرو شبه الموصلة، وكابلات الاتصالات البحرية. واستفادت الشركة من مزاياها في الوحدات والأجهزة البصرية، كما استفادت من فرص مشاريعها في مراكز البيانات وأسواق الاتصالات، حيث أظهر هذا القطاع قفزة جديدة في الإيرادات خلال الفترة المشمولة بالتقرير.

أطلقت شركة YOFC عام 2021 خارطة طريق تركز على مزيد من التمييز بين المنتجات والخدمات لتعزيز القدرة التنافسية الدولية وإنشاء وجود أوسع عبر الأسواق الحالية والجديدة. وأصبح فحص الطلب على المنتجات والربحية المحتملة في العديد من الأسواق المستهدفة، وعلى الأخص في جنوب شرق آسيا وأفريقيا وأمريكا اللاتينية، أساسًا لخطة توسيع الطاقة الإنتاجية، وبناءً على ذلك، أدى إلى النمو السريع لإيرادات الأعمال الخارجية. حققت الشركة خلال هذا العام المرحلة الأولى الأساسية في خارطة الطريق الجديدة، عندما وصلت إيرادات الأعمال خارج الصين إلى 310 مليون يوان، بزيادة 46.8% على أساس سنوي وبلغت الإيرادات السنوية أكثر من 30% لأول مرة. وقد ساهم مشروعان كبيران في الوصول إلى هذه المرحلة وهما مرافق شبكة الاتصالات في الفلبين وبيرو، حيث أثبتت الفرق المسؤولة، في كلتا الحالتين، قدرتهم على التغلب على التحديات التي تمثلها جائحة كوفيد-19 وأكملت أهدافها الإنشائية في الموعد المحدد. واُعترف بهذين النجاحين من قبل المشغلين المحليين، مما أدى إلى الحصول على أوامر لمتابعة المشروع. أكملت الشركة الاستحواذ على Poliron Indústria e Comércio de Cabos Especiais Ltda التابعة لشركة YOFC في يونيو 2021. أسست شركة ( Poliron ) التي يقع مقرها البرازيل، أول مرفق إنتاج في المنطقة. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، قامت الشركة بتوسيع قدرتها الإنتاجية من الألياف الضوئية والكابلات في إندونيسيا بالإضافة إلى قدرتها على إنتاج الألياف الضوئية في بولندا نظرًا للطلب الفعلي في جميع أنحاء جنوب شرق آسيا وأفريقيا وأمريكا اللاتينية.

تتوقع شركة YOFC ترسيخ مكانة الريادة العالمية لأعمالها الرئيسية من خلال الاستفادة من حاجة إعادة التوازن بين العرض والطلب في جميع أنحاء الصناعة ومواصلة تنفيذ المبادرات الاستراتيجية الرئيسية بالتطلع إلى عام 2022، وهو عام يتميز بالفرص والتحديات. وتخطط الشركة أيضًا للمرحلة التالية من عولمة العمليات من خلال زيادة تعزيز حافظة القدرة الإنتاجية في الخارج، بالإضافة إلى تعزيز الفرق الخارجية من خلال توظيف المواهب المحلية، حتى يمكن تلبية احتياجات العملاء بشكل أفضل من خلال التحدث معهم بلغاتهم الأصلية.

In Honor of Earth Day, SodaStream Commits to Saving 1 Million Sea Turtles During the Month of April

SodaStream Casts David Hasselhoff to His Iconic Lifeguard Role In Support of Its Earth Day Campaign

KFAR SABA, Israel, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, SodaStream launches its 2022 Earth Day campaign featuring Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. SodaStream remains true to its environmental DNA and light-hearted tone, sharing another important message for the planet while humorously paying tribute to the iconic Baywatch series. Similar to his role in the series, David Hasselhoff plays a lifeguard, but this time he shares how to save sea turtles lives in reality.


As part of SodaStream’s long-time mission to reduce single-use plastic waste and stopping it from ending up in the sea, SodaStream has partnered with SEE Turtles, an NGO that works to protect sea turtles worldwide. Sea turtles are key species in the oceans and without them, the natural order in the ocean may be disrupted. Through this initiative, SodaStream commits* to saving a baby sea turtle for every SodaStream sparkling water maker sold worldwide during the month of April.

“As part of SodaStream’s environmental responsibility and obligation to the planet, we are always looking for ways to do better”, commented SodaStream’s Global CMO, Karin Schifter-Maor. “This year we took another step in this direction with our biggest Earth Day campaign to date, which will last for the entire month of April, so at SodaStream we are actually celebrating “Earth Month.” With this 360° campaign, we are engaging people to not only keep the oceans clean from single-use plastic waste, but also giving them the opportunity to save endangered baby sea turtles around the world.”

“I am honored to work with SodaStream on their commitment to protecting the environment by calling attention to the threat to sea turtles and our beaches.  This is a cause that I deeply believe in. I hope that we will raise worldwide attention about this urgent issue. I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful initiative. SodaStream Rocks!” said David Hasselhoff. “SodaStream’s Earth Day Campaign will be crucial in helping to address world attention about the importance of ensuring the survival of the globe. Each of us needs to do our part in contributing to a sustainable world. Our individual contributions will help to collectively add-up to building a strong foundation to reverse the looming threat. Silence is not an option”.

“SEE Turtles is thrilled to be working with SodaStream to save baby sea turtles around the world and encourage less plastic waste”, mentioned SEE Turtle’s CEO, Brad Nahill. “Through our Billion Baby Turtles program, these funds will help community-based conservation programs at more than 20 important nesting beaches in 16 countries.”

*By contributing proceeds from each and every sparkling water maker sold worldwide to SEE Turtles

Other company actions for this Earth Day:

SodaStream is standing by its commitment from last Earth Day to save 78 billion single-use plastic bottles by 2025.

In additional support to this broad campaign, SodaStream launches a one-of-a-kind AR experience, in which everyone can save their own personalized virtual baby sea turtle, and help it reach the ocean safely. David Hasselhoff was the first to take part in this unique encounter.

Finally, SodaStream is encouraging its employees all around the globe to further their personal commitment to the planet by providing opportunities to volunteer, educate, and promote sustainable values to younger generations.

About SodaStream

SodaStream, part of PepsiCo, is the world’s leading sparkling water-maker brand. SodaStream enables consumers to enjoy endless good bubbles at home, without hassle, and help save the planet. Sodastream bubbles are better for the consumer – healthy, easy to make, light to carry – and better for the planet – replacing up to thousands of single-use plastic bottles with one reusable SodaStream bottle. To learn more about SodaStream visit and follow SodaStream on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

About SEE Turtles:

SEE Turtles is a US-based non-profit organization that protects sea turtles through conservation travel and volunteer tours, and through education programs such as Billion Baby Turtles and Too Rare To Wear, as well as by promoting inclusivity in the sea turtle community. Their award-winning programs help save sea turtle hatchlings on important nesting beaches around the world. SEE Turtles work with the tourism industry to end the turtle shell trade, and educate students and travelers about how to help save sea turtles.

Media Contact:
Clara Ghighi
Senior Global Public Relations & Influencers Manager

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‫ يعترف المنتدى الاقتصادي العالمي بمجموعة Midea كشركة رائدة في الثورة الصناعية الرابعة للمرة الثالثة، مع انضمام موقعين Midea جديدين للتصنيع إلى شبكة Global Lighthouse في عام 2022

شون دي. الصين، 31 مارس، 2022 / PRNewswire / — تم تكريم شركة Midea جروب المحدودة ( 000333CH ) كشركة رائدة في تقنيات الصناعة 4.0 بمصنعين، Midea Heifei و Midea Jingzhou ، مدرجين في شبكة Global Lighthouse للمنتدى الاقتصادي العالمي ( WEF) ، مما يدل على جهود المجموعة في تحقيق كل من كفاءة الإنتاج والاستدامة.

 شبكة Global Lighthouse هي مجتمع من مواقع الإنتاج وسلاسل القيمة التي تعد رائدة عالميًا في تبني ودمج التقنيات المتطورة للثورة الصناعية الرابعة ( 4IR ). في المجمل، تمتلك مجموعة Midea 4 مصانع مدرجة في Lighthouse ضمن المنتدى الاقتصادي العالمي ( WEF ) تغطي الأجهزة المنزلية الذكية، والتي تمثل نسبة عالية نسبيًا من إيرادات المجموعة.

كما علق لي تشن، المدير العام لمصنع Midea Jingzhou قائلا: “اعتاد مصنعنا على إنتاج منتجات عالية الجودة ومتوسطة الجودة في نفس الوقت، وكان إنتاجنا يواجه تحديًا كبيرًا للغاية،” “لقد كانت غير فعالة للغاية في طريقة التصنيع التقليدية، ومن الصعب تلبية احتياجات مستهلكينا في الوقت المناسب.”

من خلال تنفيذ تدابير التحول الرقمي والذكي، اعتمد مصنع Midea Jingzhou المدرج ضمن Lighthouse التشغيل الآلي المرن. وقد أدى كل من تقنية إنترنت الأشياء والذكاء الاصطناعي مع أكثر من 2000 مبادرة للتحول الرقمي إلى زيادة إنتاجية العمالة بنسبة 52%، وخفض مهلة الإنتاج بنسبة 25%، ومعدل الفشل بنسبة 53%، واستهلاك المرافق لكل وحدة بنسبة 20%.

كما شهد مصنع Midea للغسالات في Hefei ثورة مماثلة. يتجاوز عدد وحدات SKU للمنتجات 1,100، كما أن حجم الإنتاج والمبيعات السنوي لشركة Midea Hefei في المقدمة. “لقد دفع التحول الرقمي عملية أعمالنا بأكملها ونموذجنا وزيادة الكفاءة”، وفقا لتشانغ تشيمين، المدير العام للمصنع.

يستهدف مصنع Midea Hefei المدرج ضمن 4IR Lighthouse قطاعات المنتجات الراقية المحلية والتوسع في الأسواق الخارجية، وينشر على نطاق واسع تقنيات الذكاء الاصطناعي وإنترنت الأشياء عبر سلاسل القيمة الشاملة لتشكيل استجابة أسرع وسلسلة توريد أكثر كفاءة، مما يؤدي إلى تقليل المهلة الزمنية بنسبة 56%، وخفض معدل عيوب تقرير العملاء بنسبة 36%، وتحسين إنتاجية العمل بنسبة 45%. كما أنه يساعد على تحقيق هدف تحقيق ذروة انبعاثات الكربون في عام 2025 والصافي الصفري في عام 2040.

وقال سايمون تشانغ، رئيس قسم المعلومات في مجموعة Midea : “في المستقبل، ستواصل مجموعة Midea زيادة الاستثمار في التحول الرقمي وإنترنت الأشياء والانطلاقات العالمية والريادة التكنولوجية والاستثمار في التقنيات المتطورة الجديدة”.

حول شركة Midea Group Co., Ltd

تؤيد Midea Group ، برؤيتها “جلب الابتكارات العظيمة للحياة”، فلسفة خلق حياة أفضل باستخدام التكنولوجيا لمدة 54 عاما منذ إنشائها. تطورت Midea اليوم إلى تكتل علمي تكنولوجي، متخصص في مجال المنازل الذكية، والتكنولوجيا الصناعية، وتكنولوجيات البناء، والروبوتات والتشغيل الآلي، وأعمال الابتكار الرقمي. على مدى السنوات الخمس الماضية، تم استثمار ما يقرب من 45 مليار يوان في البحث والتطوير، مع 35 مركزا للبحث والتطوير و 35 قاعدة إنتاج رئيسية في العالم. تفيد منتجاتنا وخدماتنا حوالي 500 مليون مستهلك في أكثر من 200 دولة ومنطقة.

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New Guinness® World Record – World’s Biggest Bug Hotel

World Record Bug Hotel Certificate

Highland Titles – World Record Holders

DUROR, Scotland, March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Monday 28th March 2022, conservation company Highland Titles achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD® for the world’s biggest bug/insect hotel, which means Highland Titles are “Officially Amazing!”®

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The 199.9 cubic metre structure is located on the Highland Titles Nature Reserve at Duror in the Scottish Highlands and already houses a variety of species. It breaks the previous world record of 89.37 cubic metres, which was held by the Polish Association of Developers in Warsaw, Poland.

The world record-breaking bug hotel was made using felled sitka spruce from the nature reserve, masonry bricks, bamboo canes, wood chips, forest bark, wildflower seeds, clay pipes and strawberry netting.

World Record Bug Hotel

The World Record Bug Hotel is 199.9 cubic metres

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“This record-breaking initiative is about the environmental message,” says Douglas Wilson, CEO of Highland Titles. “We bought this land in 2006 when it was a poorly performing commercial forestry plantation of non-native Sitka Spruce.

“Like much of the Highlands, it was inappropriately planted in the late 1980s with no thought or consideration given to biodiversity. Using these same trees for something that puts nature first symbolises that the world has changed, and we hope our efforts will inspire others. We’d be delighted if someone beat our record in the future!”

Nature Reserve Manager, Stewart Borland, was part of a team of 7 who were involved in its construction which started in September 2021 and was completed in early March 2022. In addition to the environmental message, Mr Borland hopes that it encourages people to visit:

“In 2019, we had more than 10,000 visitors to the nature reserve from all over the world. The pandemic really put a dent in our visitor numbers, so we hope that this – together with the new track which is adored by cyclists – will encourage people to visit now that travel is opening up again. The more visitors we get, the more people can see the work that we’re doing.”

About Highland Titles

Highland Titles began in 2006 with a mission to conserve Scotland, one square foot at a time. The conservation project – now encompassing 5 nature reserves and over 800 acres of Scottish wilderness – is funded by selling gift-sized souvenir plots of land.

The Highland Titles community of souvenir plot owners are invited to style themselves as the Lords and Ladies of Glencoe™. Over 300,000 plots of land have been sold to date.

The Highland Titles Nature Reserve near Glencoe is an official 4* tourist attraction and, according to Trip Advisor, one of the most popular nature reserves in the country.


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Hisense “Made in South Africa” Products Debut on the European Market

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, provider of high-performance TV and home appliances, has successfully delivered its first batch of South African-made combi refrigerators to the United Kingdom. The delivery marks the first time that Hisense has exported products made in South Africa to the European market and reaffirms the factory’s ongoing transformation into a global production hub.

Hisense’s factory in South Africa was established in 2013 as a regional manufacturing base for local and export markets. Since its inception, the factory has continuously upgraded its technological capabilities and increased production capacity for TVs and refrigerators. The export of Hisense’s “Made in South Africa” refrigerators to Europe is a testament to both the caliber of improvements made and the outstanding quality of products manufactured in the region.

Meeting global quality standards with High Quality Products

All home appliance products entering the UK must comply with the UK Conformity Assessed Standards (UKCA). Hisense’s South Africa factory meets these stringent requirements with thorough pre-production planning that takes into account different materials, processes and technical requirements for the export market. Once in production, the factory implements the highest quality control processes to guarantee product standards, including daily performance and safety checks, routine inspections, and monthly testing for energy consumption and freezing capacity.

In addition, Hisense have 18 other refrigerator models also manufactured here in South Africa. The Hisense factory is capable of producing Side By Side series refrigerators with the best manufacturing technique.

Supporting the South African economy

Hisense’s factory in South Africa promotes the sustainable development of regional manufacturing by generating local employment opportunities. Hisense has hired over 1,000 local staff and, through its operations, indirectly created over 5,000 jobs in the community.

Beyond local employment, Hisense nurtures future talents with its leading development programs. In 2019, Hisense helped train approximately 1,000 unemployed youths from rural areas. The company has also built the Hisense South Africa Technology Research and Development Training Base, which has trained approximately 1,400 apprentices to date.

Looking ahead, Hisense will continue to improve production quality and efficiency of its factory in South Africa. In doing so, the company will create more local employment opportunities and showcase the quality of “Made in Africa” products on the global stage.

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Turkish prosecutor asks court to dismiss Khashoggi case

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A Turkish prosecutor on Thursday asked an Istanbul court to dismiss a case into the gruesome murder of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi and transfer it to Saudi Arabia, his Turkish fiancee confirmed. The development comes as Turkey is seeking a thaw in relations with Saudi Arabia, which worsened after the 2018 killing of Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “The prosecutor asked, accordingly to the Saudi demand, for the transfer of the file to #SaudiArabia and the finalisation of it in #Turkey,” Hatice Cengiz tweeted after the hearing on Thursda… Continue reading “Turkish prosecutor asks court to dismiss Khashoggi case”