Wednesday, December 23, 2009

INDEVCO Paper Containers Plants to Exhibit at Fruit Logistica 2010

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Visitors to Fruit Logistica 2010 in Berlin can request quotes for and samples of fresh produce packaging from INDEVCO corrugated manufacturing plants before the show.

Unipak Nile and sister companies, Unipak and Easternpak, will exhibit their agricultural packaging products at Fruit Logistica 2010 from 3 - 5 February 2010 in Hall 2.1, Stand #C-07, in Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

Fruit Logistica is the world's leading trade fair for the fresh produce
industry.


Corrugated Open-Top Trays for Fresh Produce


All manufacturing plants are members of INDEVCO Paper Containers Division:






Unipak Nile (6th of October City, Egypt)






Unipak (Halat, Lebanon)






Easternpak (Dammam, Saudi Arabia)







Interested parties can
download a brochure and request info and quotes before the show for:

Corrugated banana cartons
Corrugated bulk bins for fresh produce
Corrugated trays for packing and dispensing fresh produce

Corrugated open-top trays for fresh produce



For More Information

Edgard Bou Kheir, Marketing Coordinator
Center for Technical Excellence
INDEVCO Paper Containers

Halat industrial complex

Halat, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-478 900
Fax: +961-9-478 915
E-mail:
papercontainers@indevcogroup.com
Web:
www.indevcopapercontainers.com



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Napco Thanks 'Fam 25 Years' National & Online Contest Participants

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Napco, leading Saudi consumer disposables manufacturer, closed 'Fam 25 Years' national and online contests on 15 December 2009. Fam, leading feminine hygiene brand in the Arabian Gulf, has launched 'Fam 25 years' contests on 15 October 2009 and offered gifts from Damas Jewellery for its 25th anniversary.

Napco congratulates ‘Fam 25 Years’ national and online contest winners and thanks all participants in both contests.

Winners can redeem their gifts through 15 April 2010.


Fam sanitary towels are manufactured in National Paper Company Ltd. (Jeddah), Napco Consumer Products Company (Dammam), Napco Riyadh Paper Products Company Ltd. (Riyadh) in Saudi Arabia.



Napco Consumer Marketing Department

Industrial City 4, Street #404
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
PO Box 30263
Jeddah 21477 Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966-2-637-0757
Fax: +966-2-637-4886

E-mail:
info@fam-napco.com
Web: www.fam-napco.com
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Best Wishes!

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We at INDEVCO Group wish our customers, colleagues and friends a peaceful and joyous holiday season.

May 2010 bring you happiness, good health and prosperity!



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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

INDEVCO Headquarters to Close During Holidays

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INDEVCO sal offices will be closed on the following days for the occasions of Christmas and New Year:

Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
Thursday, 31 December 2009
Friday, 1 January 2010


Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

Hal Borland


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sanita Launches "Win a Super Feminine Laptop" TV Campaign

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Sanita sal runs a TV campaign for Private brand contest "Win a Super Feminine Laptop" on major Lebanese and satellite TV stations from 16 December through 9 January 2010 and offers 200 Dell mini laptops. Sanita is a leading Lebanese consumer disposables manufacturer in Halat.

Watch the "Win a Super Feminine Laptop" TV Commercial





The TV commercial showcases to women in Lebanon how they can participate in the contest that runs through 10 February 2010 to win a Dell mini laptop:

They must purchase any two packs of Private sanitary napkins (including Private Fluffy, Private Extra Thin and Private Miss Teen) and any pack of Freshdays panty liners (Singles, Normal, Normal Scented, 2 in 1, String or Long).

They must complete the contest entry coupon available inside Freshdays pack and they must attach any two empty Private bags to the coupon and put them all in an envelope and drop it in the Private drop box at a retail outlet. Three draws will take place on 23 December 2009, 20 January and 10 February 2010.

In addition to the draw, women can get 10% extra sanitary towels in the Private, Freshdays and Miss Teen packs purchased at any supermarket or store in Lebanon.


Regular spots of this TV commercial are being broadcast on the following Lebanese and satellite TV stations:

anb
Programs: Sijilat, Fi Alsiyasa, Mahata Hasema, Ila Ayn, Lebanon News & Wajhan Liwajeh
Date: 16 December 2009 - 9 January 2010

Future TV
Programs: La Yumal, Mouabbad, Abou Riyad Café, Jalset Niswen & Nefrah Menak

Date: 16 December 2009 - 6 January 2010

OTV
Programs: LOL, Ouvrira, Aashra Baad El Nashra, Meen La Meen, Jayeen Njarebkon, Yawm Jdeed, Al Hak Youkal & the News
Date: 16 December 2009 - 6 January 2010

LBC
Programs: Local series, 8 & 14, Kalamanji, Bas Met Watan, Perfect Bride & the News
Date: 16 December 2009 - 9 January 2010

NBN
Programs:
Alhayat Ahla, Dhak Wou Dahekna, American movie & the News
Date: 16 December 2009 - 5 January 2010


NTV
Programs: Erbit Tinhal, Local Documentary, Nouhad Wa Souad, Lil Nasher & the News
Date: 16 December 2009 - 6 January 2010



Private®, Freshdays® and Miss Teen® are leading feminine hygiene brands in the Middle East.


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Photoblog - INDEVCO Affiliates Participate in the Beirut International Marathon 2009

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INDEVCO affiliates took the streets and actively participated in Beirut International Marathon 2009 on Sunday, 6 December with Sanita's and MASTERPAK's athletes. This year's Marathon slogan "It’s time to run" encouraged everyone to join this event and dedicate time to run.

Sanita ran with the drug rehabilitation center Cénacle de La Lumière and supported the "Go Right" campaign to encourage individuals to make the right choice in life without drugs. In addition, Sanita distributed water bottles and Gipsy Soft Plus paper tissue to all participants.

Furthermore, ten MASTERPAK team members supported the "Run for Education" cause launched by Paradis d'Enfants, a free primary school with the sole intention of educating children of needy families in Lebanon.

MASTERPAK is a manufacturer of PE films and bags based in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. Sanita is a consumer disposables manufacturer located in Halat, Lebanon.



Sanita participants

Sanita's team


MASTERPAK athletes

MASTERPAK team with their family members


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

REACH Newsletter from MASTERPAK - November 2009 Issue Now Available

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MASTERPAK, Lebanese PE film manufacturer in Zouk Mosbeh, announces that customers and prospects can now download and read the REACH second issue of the new quarterly newsletter.



REACH newsletter includes MASTERPAK's latest news about product launches, events, customer testimonials, certifications and much more.

This issue includes articles as follows:

MASTERPAK installs new technologically-advanced flexographic printing press

MASTERPAK offers Integrated Pest Management solutions to growers

MASTERPAK accredited ISO 9001:2008 re-certification


For more info about MASTERPAK, download the September 2009 issue of REACH newsletter to get more info about the new PE and PP printed or plain bags at competitive prices and agricultural film applications’ symposiums held by MASTERPAK across Lebanon. You may also download plastic film technical data sheets.


For More Information

Amal Merhi, Marketing Manager
MASTERPAK sal
Zouk Industrial Zone
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3615
Fax: +961-9-209 002
E-mail:
amal.merhi@masterpaklb.com
Web: www.masterpaklb.com


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INDEVCO President Attends 2009 Arab Global Forum

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INDEVCO President & CEO, Neemat Frem attended the Arab Global Forum. The event took place on 7-8 December 2009 in Washington, D.C.


This meeting looked into the changes in the region, the business environment and prospects, and the private sector as the emerging business force in the Arab World.

In addition, speakers focused on different topics, such as mapping out the Arab business landscape, oil and gas, clean tech, arab sovereign wealth funds, Islamic finance, managing risk, and how US investors should look at the Middle East, and how Middle Eastern investors should look at the US, along with sector-specific discussions.


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sanita Launches Private Brand Contest "Win a Super Feminine Laptop"

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Sanita sal, leading consumer disposables manufacturer in Lebanon, launches Private brand contest "Win a Super Feminine Laptop" and gives away 200 Dell mini laptops. The contest runs from 1 December 2009 through 10 February 2010.


Enter the Draw to Win

The 3 draws will take place on the following dates:

1st Draw:
23 December 2009
2nd Draw: 20 January 2010
3rd Draw: 10 February 2010

Women in Lebanon must
purchase any two packs of Private sanitary napkins (including Private Fluffy, Private Extra Thin and Private Miss Teen) and any pack of Freshdays panty liners (Singles, Normal, Normal Scented, 2 in 1, String or Long).

They must complete the contest entry coupon available inside Freshdays pack and they must attach any two empty Private bags to the coupon.

They must put them in an envelope and drop it in the Private drop box at a retail outlet before 10 February 2010.

In addition to the draw, women can get 10% extra sanitary towels in the Private, Freshdays and Miss Teen packs purchased at any supermarket or store in Lebanon.

Private®, Freshdays® and Miss Teen® are leading feminine hygiene brands in the Middle East.


For More Information

Sanita Marketing Department
Halat, Lebanon
PO Box 11-2354 Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9- 477 478
E-mail: info@private-sanita.com


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Napco Relaunches Bambi Baby Diaper Campaign in the Middle East

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Napco, leading consumer disposables manufacturer in Saudi Arabia, has re-launched "بامبي ما حدا قدو" or "Bambi Like No Other" through 31 December 2009 on major Middle Eastern TV channels.

Watch the rerun of "Bambi Like No Other" TV Commercial



The TV commercial highlights Bambi baby nappy brand features and packaging design. It is being broadcast on the following satellite TV stations:

LBC
Sat
Co-sponsor of the "Perfect Bride" program

MBC1 and MBC4
Regular spot campaign covering the high rated programs


Dubai TV
Regular spot campaign covering most important programs and Najem Al Khaleej program

Rotana TV
Regular spots campaign on: Rotana Cinema, Rotana Music and Rotana Khalijia

Saudi TV
Regular spot campaign

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Interstate Resources Introduces New Corporate Web Site

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Interstate Resources, Inc. announces its new corporate web site at www.interstateresources.com. Interstate Resources manages 12 kraft linerboard, recycled medium, and corrugated manufacturing plants in the United States.

Interstate Resources is a member of INDEVCO Group.


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Friday, December 4, 2009

INDEVCO Group President Featured in La Revue du Liban

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Source: La Revue Du Liban, Banques et Assurances Section, 21 - 28 November 2009
Posted by: Nadine Fenianos

La Revue du Liban, a weekly Lebanese magazine, featured INDEVCO Group President and CEO in its issue of 21 - 28 November 2009.


During the interview, Neemat G. Frem emphasizes the importance of INDEVCO's corporate mission "What's good for the community is good for the company", which has guided the group's daily operations since 1956.

In addition, he indicates that the group's manufacturing plants in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt export around 65% of their products to Europe, Africa and Arab countries.


Frem states that INDEVCO Group has overcome the global financial crisis and is optimistic about the group's future growth.


Interview with Neemat Frem in La Revue du Liban


Read the full interview in French below.

Groupe industriel international, INDEVCO s'applique, depuis 50 ans, à une démarche de fidélité et d'engagement envers le consommateur. Avec dynamisme et continuité dans la qualité de ses produits, INDEVCO, qui a toujours offert une satisfaction optimale dans le secteur de l'industrie, cherche d'autant plus à optimiser son potentiel et à promouvoir ses ambitions envers le bien de la communauté.

Vous êtes diplômé en génie électronique de l'American University of Beirut (AUB). Du monde secteur industriel afin de présider INDEVCO pour le développement industriel. Quel rapport existe-il entre le génie électronique et le développement industriel?

La formation universitaire est un passeport pour les premières années professionnelles. Ce qui compte le plus, c'est l'expérience. L'ingénierie demeure, d'une certaine manière, un hobby pour moi et dans mon travail, cela m'a inculqué une certaine logique. Le lien existe, sans aucun doute, entre l'industriel et l'électronique.

Dans le secteur d'industrie lourdes ou semi-lourdes, il y a un besoin d'ingénieurs de toutes spécialisations. Les premières cinq années de ma carrière, étaient dans le domaine du génie électronique. Ensuite, j'ai fait une transition très harmonieuse vers le commercial et la production.

INDEVCO, legs laissé par le regretté Georges Frem, a évolué en son absence comme s'il était présent et davantage. Quel en est le secret?

Je crois que la companie a été construite minutieusement et non à la hâte. INDEVCO a de très grandes et profondes fondations. Elle a prouvé sa capacité d'absorption des chocs durant les années de guerre et, bien plus tard, durant les quatre dernières années.

Deuxièmement, il faut souligner la structure d'INDEVCO qui repose sur l'autonomie des entités.

Troisièmement, nous avons une équipe très performante et autonome, ce sont des cadres qui ont réalisé l'intégralité de leur parcours à INDEVCO même.

La plupart de nos cadres sont une famille de professionnels. Je veux dire par là que ce sont des professionnels connectés par des valeurs communes, d'amitié, de professionnalisme et d'engagement.

Auriez-vous un slogan qui vous inspire dans cet empire professionnel.

Le slogan d'INDEVCO a été à la base de sa création. Il existe depuis 50 ans et a servi à sa croissance: "what's good for the community is good for the company". C'est un slogan immuable. Il nous guide dans notre mission et nous permet d'avoir un flair professionnel.

Quand nous détectons un besoin dans une communauté, nous sommes interpellés à créer un produit qui répond à la demande du marché.

Les produits d'INDEVCO qui ne sont pas uniques au Liban, ont connu du succès et permis à l'entreprise de se perpétuer, alors que d'autres sociétés, telles l'UNICERAMIC, ont proclamé leur faillite. Quelles en sont les causes et l'Etat aurait'il dû intervenir pour empêcher la fermeture de la société?

Je salue vivement la société UNICERAMIC. Ce sont nos amis et camarades de combat. Ils ont excellé dans leur situation. Néanmoins, les circonstances n'étaient pas des plus favorables. Leur produit est ce qu'on appelle "energy intensive" qui nécessite un apport énergétique très fort pour sa production.

Par conséquent, leur coût d'énergie était très élevé et constituait environ 40% du total de leur coût de production. Ils ont été confrontés à un handicap structurel.

l'Etat aurait pu avoir une initiative sur la question. Il aurait pu créer des barrières, d'une certaine manière, pour résoudre ce problème d'energie.

En fait, tout le Liban souffre du problème.
L'Electricité du Liban perd des sommes énormes à cause de la facture énergétique. Il faut absolument travailler sur ce dossier sans arrière-pensée politicienne et pour cela, il faut penser à assurer 24h d'électricité en consommant des produits moins chers que le diesel n=2. On pourrait, par ailleurs, penser à importer du gaz comme solution.

A part le marché local, vers quels autres marchés votre production est-elle destinée?

Nous ne sommes pas dans le secteur bancaire. Je dirais que nous avons été touchés indirectement par les clients qui on été alarmés par la crise financière mondiale. Au bout du compte, nous l'avons bien dépassée.

Les relations entre le secteur bancaire et industriel sont-elles bonnes à votre avis?

Elles sont très bonnes. Je salue vivement le gouverneur de la banque du Liban, M. Riyad Salamé et toutes les personnes responsables de la politique bancaire libanaise. Nous avons bien manoeuvré dans ce cadre et, je crois, que notre positionnement a été très intelligent et nous a épargné beaucoup de problèmes.

Etes-vous satisfait du volume des investissements d'INDEVCO Groupe?

J'en suis absolument satisfait.

Comment prévoyez-vous l'avenir?

Je suis optimiste et je prévois une croissance très intéressante dans les prochaines années. Nous sommes très ambitieux et j'espère que le Moyen-Orient serait suffisamment stable pour nous permettre d'optimiser notre potentiel.


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