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Sabic launches Xenoy HTX resin

18 Oct 2019 | Simon Warburton

Sabic has launched Xenoy HTX resin, a polyester-based, high-heat technology which can enable the production of light, impact resistant and structural automotive applications.


Ssangyong to assemble SUVs in Saudi Arabia from 2021

10 Oct 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

SsangYong Motor announced it had signed a licensing agreement allowing Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing Company (SNAM) to assemble its vehicles in from KD units.


SABIC collaborates with Nottingham Spirk to develop new end-user products

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

SABIC’s Specialities business is to collaborate with Nottingham Spirk, a business innovation and product design firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.


GAZ/Haka sign deal to launch CVs in Saudi Arabia

10 Oct 2017 | Richard Jackson

GAZ Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Haka Group, a large industrial corporation of Saudi Arabia. The deed was signed in the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.


Ssangyong trucks to be assembled in Saudi Arabia

27 Feb 2017 | Staff reporter

Indian-owned South Korean SUV maker Ssangyong Motor signed a licensing agreement with a Saudi Arabian company at the weekend to locally assemble its vehicles in the country from 2020, according to reports in South Korea.


Sabic develops polycarbonate car windows with lighting features

17 Dec 2015 | Simon Warburton

Sabic says it is working on developing car window technology with integrated lighting features.


SAUDI ARABIA: Mitsubishi Fuso appoints additional distributor

9 Oct 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has appointed Al Habtoor Motors as an additional distribution partner in Saudi Arabia. This multi-distributor approach is a well-established practice in highly competitive markets like the GCC region, and will help the Fuso brand to expand its customer base and market share in the Middle East.


SAUDI ARABIA: Government freezes vehicle purchases

9 Oct 2015 | Staff reporter

The Saudi new car market is set to take a big hit following reports that the government has introduced unprecedented austerity measures due to the recent fall in the oil price. All government departments are understood to have been instructed to cease purchases of major items, including vehicles and furniture, according to sources quoting an internal memo issued by King Salman to the Ministry of Finance.


SAUDI ARABIA: KAEC to build Volvo/Renault truck plant

25 Nov 2013 | Graeme Roberts

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has inked an agreement to buy a plot of 225,000 sq m in KAEC's Industrial Valley to build a plant for Volvo and Renault trucks.


SAUDI ARABIA: Potential JLR plant could create around 4,500 jobs as demographics challenge

11 Dec 2012 | Simon Warburton

Saudi Arabia's Automotive Division of its National Industrial Clusters Development Programme (NICDP), says today's (11 December) letter of intent (LOI) inking with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has raised speculation around 4,500 jobs could be created should production start.



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