The Local Content and Governmental Procurement Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with Zamil Air Conditioners and Home Appliances Co. to develop and increase local content in the manufacturing sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in order to reach the highest potential and enhance domestic spending in line with the strategic goals of the two parties.
The agreement was signed between the CEO of the Local Content and Governmental Procurement Authority, Mr. Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Samari, and the CEO of Zamil Industrial Investment Co., Abdulla Mohammed Al Zamil.
According to the agreement, the authority will work on developing a comprehensive strategy and program for developing local content that includes proposed amendments to Zamil Air Conditioners’ procurement regulations and systems. The authority will also prepare a framework for improving manufacturers and suppliers that deal with the company, standardizing the methodologies and measuring mechanisms of local content, and defining the baseline of local content and its future objectives in the company.
In addition, Zamil Air Conditioners will define and identify investment opportunities to develop local content in the materials and goods produced by the company, as well as its services, which the authority can take advantage of to increase the percentage of local content in each of them. Additionally, the company will not only share previous procurement data and expected future needs for related materials and services with the authority, but also share the best practices and experiences of the two parties. These steps will enhance the local content, in addition to the studies related to raising its percentage, including the experiences that support localization opportunities and the transfer of technologies and skills.
On this occasion, Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Samari stated that the signing of the agreement is a continuation of the authority’s efforts to develop local content in various sectors, including the manufacturing sector, which is considered a main pillar for the sustainability of economic growth. The manufacturing sector’s contribution to the Kingdom’s non-oil GDP reached about 7.5% in 2018, while the share of other manufacturing industries (other than oil refining) reached about 70% of the GDP of the industrial sector.
He added that these figures reflect the importance and dynamism of the manufacturing sector in the Kingdom, especially its contribution to diversifying the local industrial base. Moreover, they showcase the promising opportunities of this sector to enhance local content through the participation of Saudi elements in the workforce, goods, services, productive and technical assets, and the like, thereby enhancing domestic spending on these elements.
Abdulla Al Zamil indicated that this agreement is a continuation of the efforts undertaken by Zamil company at various levels to support the nation by enhancing local content and increasing the percentage of Saudization to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision. The agreement also comes within the framework of the authority’s initiative to increase the elements of local content in various industries, including the manufacturing sectors in the Kingdom, in a manner that leads to strengthening the role of the private sector in developing local content and contributing more effectively to achieving the development goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, especially in terms of creating job opportunities and diversifying the national economy.
It is worth noting that this agreement is part of a series of cooperation agreements in various sectors, signed by the Local Content and Governmental Procurement Authority with several organizations from the public and private sectors in order to develop local content and increase its share in the contracts and purchases of government sectors.
Zamil Air Conditioners recently completed a contract awarded by GFH Financial Group for the supply, delivery, start-up, and commissioning of more than 760 fan coil units and ten fresh air handling units for the Harbour Heights (Villamar) project, located on the Manama waterfront in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Harbour Heights project, which was developed by GFH Properties, the real estate arm of GFH Financial Group, is a mixed-use residential, retail, hospitality, and leisure complex spread over 35,900 square meters. It is at the heart of Bahrain Financial Harbor, featuring a built-up area of more than 250,000 square meters.
The project is one of the flagship projects on Bahrain’s skyline. It is considered to be one of the most advanced and exclusive residential complexes, offering privacy with its island location, as well as close proximity and easy access to key business and retail districts in the kingdom.
Zamil Air Conditioners has successfully completed the supply, start-up, and commissioning of 29 air handling units and 129 fan coil units for the Mall of Dilmunia, located in the heart of Dilmunia Island, Muharraq, on a built-up area of 125,000 square meters in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Mall of Dilmunia provides fun and educational entertainment facilities and offers a wide range of entertainment for families, including Funscape Adventure, Funscape Play Zone, Funscape Ice, and Funscape Sport and Aquarium. The mall features an array of exclusive international brands opening their doors for the first time in the kingdom. It will also provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of luxurious amenities, dining outlets and cafés amid breathtaking views of Muharraq Island.
Zamil Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services Co. has been awarded a contract for the design, supply, installation, start-up, and commissioning of numerous hygienic air handling units for the newly opened Oncology Center at King Hamad University Hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The custom-made air handling units are designed and manufactured to meet all applicable standards and requirements, including Health Technical Memorandum standards, for use in healthcare and other hygienic applications.
Zamil hygienic air handling units incorporate state-of-the-art technology to provide refrigeration and to meet the standards of filtration, pressurization, humidity control, and contamination control required for critical applications where ultra-clean air is needed. The units are individually engineered to produce the specified psychometric conditions and to achieve the environmental design criteria for the area being served. They are the answer when clean, conditioned air is needed for today’s hygienic applications, such as hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, food factories, and laboratories.
Zamil Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services Co. Ltd. (Zamil CoolCare) has signed a distribution partnership agreement with Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, a leading global air conditioning manufacturer.
Under the agreement, Zamil CoolCare will offer split units and cassette units across the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as the ducted and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) range of Hitachi Air Conditioning products. This will be backed up by robust after-sales and engineering operations.
Zamil CoolCare and Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning are both global leaders in technology and engineering. This new partnership will enable them to deliver innovative solutions to the commercial and residential markets in Bahrain.
The distribution agreement expands Zamil CoolCare’s range of products and services, enabling it to better meet the growing demand for energy efficiency and VRF applications in the region.
Zamil Air Conditioners recently launched customized mobile air conditioning units specifically designed for healthcare applications. The newly produced units deliver high-performance cooling solutions to hospitals, clinics, laboratories, emergency rooms, pharmaceuticals, and other medical facilities. Besides their effective cooling performance, the units prevent air leakage and are fitted with a special air filtration system that helps curb the spread of diseases like COVID-19.
The units are also equipped with advanced technology for achieving optimum air quality, along with a HEPA filter with 99.99% efficiency that contains moisture resistant micro-glass paper media, which can prevent microbial growth and can easily remove air contaminants, such as fine dust, smoke, vapor, soot, pollen, and bacteria. The antimicrobial flexible air ducts offer a hygienic, safe ventilation system that protects indoor air quality.
These custom-built mobile air conditioning units continue the company’s long tradition of designing and manufacturing technologically innovative, high-quality air conditioning systems.
Zamil Air Conditioners & Home Appliances Co. (Zamil Air Conditioners) has been selected by the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) for the National Productivity Program Initiative, a Saudi Vision 2030 program.
Earlier this year, the company signed a program participation agreement with MODON following Zamil Air Conditioners’ compliance with the criteria and standards set by MODON, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
Consequently, Zamil Air Conditioners has moved forward with implementing the program’s initiatives, which are aimed at enabling the industry and enhancing national productivity through studies and digital transformation plans from a global technical partner. This step will place Zamil Air Conditioners in the ranks of national companies contributing to the creation of a growing industrial environment and sustainable development.
The National Industrial Development and Logistics Vision Realization Program aims to transform the Kingdom into a leading industrial power and an international logistics platform in a number of promising areas, with a focus on the application of 4G technologies for industries, in a way that will generate ample employment opportunities for Saudi cadres, boost trade balance, and maximize local content.
The program focuses on four key sectors, namely industry, mining, energy, and logistics, and designs and provides a range of essential enablers that include: developing appropriate systems; providing the required financing; developing infrastructure, industrial lands, and private areas; expanding the implementation of digitization procedures; enhancing research, innovation, and training; raising the efficiency of available cadres, and more.
This agreement is expected to achieve positive future effects that will help Zamil Air Conditioners reduce industrial costs and various operating expenses, as well as improve quality levels and enhance employee productivity.
Zamil Central Air Conditioners has been recognized by the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certification program for achieving a 100 percent success rate in the performance testing of a variety of industry-leading, innovative HVAC solutions for three consecutive years.
From 2017 to 2019 various Zamil Central Air Conditioners air-conditioning systems, in various product categories, were tested against their published data. On each occasion, and on the first attempt, they passed the performance evaluation conducted by the AHRI. The equipment tested included: Air-Cooled Water-Chilling Packages using the Vapor Compression Cycle; Forced Circulation Air-Cooling and Air-Heating Coils; Central Station Air-Handling Unit Supply Fans; and Room Fan-Coil Air-Conditioners.
AHRI certification programs increase the integrity and accuracy of the HVACR and water heating industry’s performance ratings, earning the confidence of consumers, regulators, designers, building owners and contractors. They create a level playing field for competing manufacturers and enhance the reputation of the industry. The recognition of, and demand for, AHRI performance certified products has increased significantly.
At the same time, AHRI has continued its efforts to uphold its standard of excellence with the continuous review and implementation of program changes that assure the quality of every test. Only those manufacturers whose products have passed the primary performance evaluation for three consecutive years receive the Performance Awards recognition.
AHRI certification demonstrates Zamil Central Air Conditioners’ commitment to industry leadership and to providing properly rated products to the marketplace.
The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world, with the focus now having turned to preventing its spread. People around the world have been urged to avoid crowded areas and to stay home, to minimize the effect of the virus.
The circulated air inside homes and other indoor areas can contribute to the spread of microbes, such as bacteria and viruses. This highlights the role that heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can play in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.
The government is making a considerable effort to protect people and to control the spread of this virus. Zamil Air Conditioners is making its own contribution through its dependable Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions for hygienic applications.
In hospitals and medical facilities, for example, good air quality is vital, to protect the staff and patients and their visitors from airborne diseases and infections, and to provide a healthy environment. Infections acquired in hospitals due to airborne transmission can be eliminated or prevented by installing a proper infection control system, a suitable air movement system, and the most appropriate purification and filtration systems.
Zamil Air Conditioners’ products and applications are designed to greatly improve the IAQ in any facility, by recirculating and cleaning air, removing viruses, bacteria and dust from circulation, and removing chemical contaminants.
Zamil Air Conditioners’ hygienic air handling units (AHUs) offer all the necessary selections, features, and controls for operation at the highest efficiency and performance. They control air cooling, heating, humidification, and filtration, air distribution, outside air supply, diffusion, dehumidification, and more. They conform to the strict hygiene requirements, based on international standards such as VDI 6022 Part 1 and DIN-1946 Part 4, in addition to mechanical and performance standards EN1886 and EN13053. They have been developed expressly to suit diverse hygienic applications—not only in hospitals and healthcare centers, but also pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, laboratories, food preparation facilities, and other places where clean air is essential.
Contact Zamil Air Conditioners for more information on integrated or independent air purification systems, filtration systems offering up to 99.995% purity, gaseous and chemical filtration systems, UV light purification systems for bacteria and viruses, and AHU energy recovery solutions suitable for hygienic applications.
Zamil Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services Co. Ltd. (Zamil CoolCare) has signed a distribution agreement with Emerson, a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.
Under the agreement, Zamil CoolCare will market and distribute Emerson’s product offering, which includes refrigeration and cold chain solutions, monitoring and temperature management solutions, and industrial refrigeration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The agreement also allows the company to appoint additional distributors to market Emerson products and solutions, as specified in the agreement.
The distribution agreement expands Zamil CoolCare’s product and service offerings to better meet the needs and requirements of its Saudi-based customers by offering a wide range of high-quality refrigeration products and solutions from Emerson.
Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions have had a beneficial and supportive commercial relationship with the company for over 40 years, and they look forward to building on these ties through focus on continuous growth within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Zamil will work hand-in-hand with Emerson to solve client problems and issues and to satisfy their need for smooth, uninterrupted operations. Zamil CoolCare’s trained and highly qualified sales force, located in company offices and showrooms across the Kingdom, will be able to respond promptly to customer demands and technical queries on Emerson refrigeration products and systems.
Emerson is setting the standard for commercial refrigeration. Their condensing units and multi-compressor racks with the Copeland compressor line up have continuously set the standard in performance and reliability. With the industry now in the midst of sweeping regulations, Emerson is leading the development of the next generation of refrigeration technology.
Zamil has built client trust in its products and services over a period of 46 years, and it will continue to do so by expanding its range of high-quality products and technical know-how on refrigeration systems. This will further support Zamil’s position in Saudi Arabia as one of the main players in the refrigeration industry. With remote monitoring and temperature management, the company will provide energy-efficiency and food safety solutions, as targeted by Saudi Vision 2030.
Zamil Air Conditioners Co. was recently honored by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) for its commitment in applying the legislation, regulations, and standard specifications issued by the authority.
This took place during an event which honored more than 140 governmental and private organizations that deal with ESMA. The event was part of the “First Customers Forum 2019”, held recently in Dubai, UAE, in the presence of hundreds of national and overseas companies and institutions operating in various economic and commercial sectors.
It is worth noting that ESMA previously granted the Emirates Quality Mark Certification to Zamil Air Conditioners, in 2012, upon the company’s successful compliance with ESMA’s certification requirements. The designation applies to all window and mini-split air conditioning systems produced by Zamil Air Conditioners.
The products that receive the Emirates Quality Mark Certification are deemed to be of the highest quality and worthy of consumer confidence, and are routinely chosen over ordinary products due to their demonstrated compliance with ESMA’s specifications and technical requirements.
Zamil Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services Co., a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial Investment Company (Zamil Industrial), has been awarded the Silver category of “Mowaamah Certification” for 2019, in recognition of its efforts to provide a supportive and motivational work environment for people with disabilities.
The “Mowaamah Certification”, launched by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in Saudi Arabia, adopts best practices and standards while creating a work environment that comprehensively supports the special needs of workers with disabilities.
The system, which is part of the “Tawafuq” program to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities, aims to support and empower these individuals as effective members of the workforce in the private sector. The program increases employers’ and companies’ awareness of the benefits of hiring the disabled. It also supports them in implementing industry best practices to adapt work environments with appropriate modifications for people with disabilities while increasing their employment opportunities.
To obtain the “Mowaamah Certification”, organizations must undergo a comprehensive review and audit of their work environment by a ministry-approved firm. The audit process determines the compatibility of the specific job and its functions with the type and degree of employee disability, and it details the requirements of the work environment and the facilitative services needed to meet the guidelines of the executive regulations of the Saudi Labor and Workmen Law.
Zamil Industrial sector businesses continually seek to adopt and implement best practices and national and international standards while developing a work environment that is more inclusive and supportive of people with disabilities, which in turn leads to their increased participation in the labor market.