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Fujairah launches biggest textile factory in Middle East

Fujairah which is known for its port and beach resorts, now also boasts the biggest textile factory in the Middle East.  United Textiles FZE, a new company has taken the step to assample the largest textile plant in the Fujairah Free Zone.

“Within the UAE, we believe that Fujairah provided the best facilities to foreign investments,” said Raj Kumar Kak, the chief executive of  United Textiles FZE, 

“Relatively low overhead costs and excellent road and connectivity were important factors that influenced our decision,” he added.

The 44,250 square metre factory, which is estimated to make Dh140m in sales per year, has a capacity of 45,600 spindles and employs a workforce of about 225 people.

The yarn will be used as a raw material for industries such as clothing and garment-making, as well as knitting furniture fabrics.

It will be exported to markets in Asia, the United States, North Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

The textile factory was abuzz yesterday with noise and activity. It smelled of fresh honey, and there were many big vats of yarn being spun, making all sorts of clothing material.

Workers were going around the plant floor on roller skates to speed up the overall manufacturing process.

“Built with the latest technologies, the plant is the largest textile unit in the GCC and the Middle East,” said Mr Kak, in a speech addressed to Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed, Ruler of Fujairah.

“By way of this plant, United Textiles looks forward to making a positive contribution to the regional economy.”

Fujairah is quietly growing its economy and expanding industries as different sectors receive heavy levels of investment from the local Government and partners located overseas.

The emirate’s port is set to expand rapidly as a 370km pipeline between Abu Dhabi and Fujairah is planned to be completed as early as next year, making Fujairah a strategic shipping, oil and gas hub.

The pipeline is expected to carry 1.5 million barrels of crude a day to eight tanks capable of holding 1 million barrels each.

Both the emirate’s tourism and retail sectors are also receiving billions of dirhams in investment as new projects are funded and once-stalled plans are revived.

Three major malls will either launch, or have already opened, in Fujairah this year, significantly adding to the retail landscape and ensuring residents no longer have to travel to other emirates to shop.

A Dh1.2 billion resort called Madinat Miramar in the Al Aqah area is also set to begin building and will eventually include restaurants, cafes, shops and a small lake.

Created in 1987, Fujairah Free Zone has become a popular base among manufacturing companies thanks to its close proximity to the port and infrastructure for exporting goods.

Companies there are 100 per cent foreign-owned, pay no tax and are not charged for repatriating profits overseas

20 Ingredients For Building An Amazing Website

There is not an iota of doubt that the internet has fundamentally changed the way people live, learn and shop online

Every self respecting business in today’s day and age has a web site. But how many really generate new business leads is a question that needs to be addressed.

Undeniably, a web site is your face to the world, a virtual storefront – and you would like it to be flawless.

Web site design and organization is based on the goals you have for your site and the needs of your audience. Answer the following questions to help create a plan for building an effective website:

  • How are current sales generated?
  • How do you find customers, and how do they find you?
  • What is your target market?
  • Do they use the Internet, and what is the level of their technical proficiency?
  • Who is your competition? Are they on the web?
  • How will you differentiate yourself from the competition?
  • Do you need to streamline communication with customers?
  • If you already have a website, how is it performing and what improvements would you like to see?

Here is a checklist of must-have tips to get that gorgeous look that turns heads and gets results.

  1. Remember, content is King (and Queen!)
  2. Write your content with imbedded search terms.
  3. Copy should be concise, credible and engaging.
  4. Use multiple forms of content – videos, images, podcasts.
  5. Optimize your copy for search engines.
  6. Select your meta tags intelligently.
  7. Integrate an XML sitemap.
  8. Be consistent with colors, images, fonts, navigation, messaging and layout.
  9. Use relevant imagery.
  10. Be more helpful than flashy.
  11. Answer who, what, and why (and where if needed).
  12. Don’t just sell, but educate.
  13. Capture visitors’ demographics.
  14. Analyse web site traffic.
  15. Fine tune your web site on an ongoing basis.
  16. Blog, tweet often.
  17. Make your content interactive, social and shareable.
  18. Use innovative ideas to generate leads.
  19. Build an online community.
  20. Host your site on a ‘Green’ server.

Follow these must-haves and you will soon have a great website that generates traffic, leads and sales.

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