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London-based technology brand “Nothing” enters Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Market with Jarir Bookstore

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Wednesday, 22. March 2023

Jarir Bookstore, KSA’s longest established bookstore and leading consumer tech retailer, has announced an exclusive partnership with London-based technology brand Nothing, bringing Phone (1) to the Saudi Arabia market.

Phone (1) will be available across all stores and starting from the 1st of March 2023. Also, through this collaboration, Jarir Bookstore will offer premium service solutions for repairs, warranties, and other service solutions to all Phone (1) consumers.

“Jarir is excited to partner with another quick-rising tech company that is offering something unique and different to the Saudi Arabian market.”, said Nasser Abdulaziz Alaqeel, COO of Jarir Marketing Co. He added, “We look forward to bringing the iconic, and highly regarded, Nothing tech products to Saudi Arabia.”

The Phone (1) has received international recognition for its innovative design, including the award for "Best Inventions of 2022" by TIME magazine for its transparent back and unique Glyph Interface composed of 900 LED lights, a new way of communicating that minimizes screen time. The unique light patterns, paired with individual contacts, allow the user to know who is calling with in-house designed ringtones- offering an ultimate personalized experience.


The Nothing Phone (1) is equipped with the latest technology, featuring a custom-built Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 778G+ processor, a 50 MP flagship dual camera, and a refined Nothing OS. The phone also boasts a 120Hz OLED display, ensuring a premium user experience.


"We've been inundated with requests for the Phone (1) to make its way to Saudi Arabia, and therefore we're absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with Jarir Bookstore who is the leading retailer here." says Akis Evangelidis, Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at Nothing. "With its unparalleled design and cutting-edge technology, Phone (1) has been one of the most anticipated smartphone launches in recent years. We are excited to bring it to a market like Saudi Arabia, where people have a genuine appreciation for innovation and great design."


Phone (1) has a 100% recycled aluminium frame, making it light and robust, while over 50% of the phone’s plastic components are made with bio-based or post-consumer recycled materials - an industry-leading percentage.


The addition of Phone (1) to Jarir’s product portfolio is a testament to the company's commitment to staying at the forefront of emerging industries and providing the latest technology solutions to its customers. Phone (1) is available now at all Jarir branches, in store, and online at


About Jarir:

Jarir Marketing Company (also popularly known as “Jarir Bookstore” or “Jarir”) was established in Riyadh in 1974 as a small bookshop. In the 80s, Jarir opened a second branch in Riyadh followed by one in the 90s. Jarir now is considered the market leader in the Middle East for consumer IT products, Electronics, Office supplies and Books.

Jarir is a retailer and wholesaler of its products in Saudi Arabia and in other GCC Countries.In 2002, Jarir became a Joint Stock Company (CR No. 1010032264) and was listed in the Saudi Capital Market (Tadawul) in the year 2003. Currently, Jarir has a paid-up capital of SR 1.20 Billion.

Jarir’s headquarter is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Jarir operates through two divisions namely Retail (including online sales), under the trademark of Jarir Bookstore, and a Wholesale division.

The activities of the company include trading in Office and School Supplies, Children’s Toys and Educational Aids, Arabic and English Books and Publications, Arts and Crafts Materials, Computer Peripherals and Software, Mobile Phones and Accessories, Audio Visual Instruments, Photography Tools, Smart Television and Maintenance of Computers and Electronic items.


About Nothing:

Nothing is here to make tech fun again. Established in 2020, the London-based company is building an open ecosystem of products for users seeking a new era of innovation.

In just two years, Nothing has proved that there is room for an alternative. Phone (1), one of the most anticipated tech launches in recent times, was listed in Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2022. Together with Nothing’s two audio products, Ear (1) and Ear (stick), the company has sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. In December 2022, Nothing opened its first retail space - Nothing Store Soho, which is thriving in London’s cultural hub.

Nothing’s mission is backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures), EQT Ventures and C Ventures to name a few. High profile investors include Steve Huffman (CEO and Co-founder of Reddit), Kevin Lin (Co-founder of Twitch), Josh Buckley (CEO of Product Hunt), Tinie Tempah (Musician), Axel Christofer Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia), and Casey Neistat (YouTuber).



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Waters Introduces Next-Generation Alliance iS HPLC System Aimed at Reducing Up to 40% of Common Lab Errors

The Waters™ Alliance™ iS High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System brings a new level of simplicity and instrument intelligence to QC analyses, helping laboratories eliminate up to 40% of common errors.
Next-generation HPLC System pairs with Waters Empower™ Chromatography Software and eConnect™ HPLC Columns to help laboratories manage operational risk, mitigate disruptions, and increase overall productivity.
Easy-to-use touchscreen provides intuitive operation and system health checks together with guided troubleshooting and maintenance to help analysts meet product release deadlines.
(BUSINESS WIRE)--PITTCON 2023 – Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today introduced Alliance iS, the next-generation intelligent HPLC System, designed to reduce compliance risk by adding new levels of proactive error detection, troubleshooting and ease-of-use. When combined with Waters’ compliance-ready Empower Chromatography Software and eConnect™ HPLC Columns, the Alliance iS High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System streamlines the task of making accurate and precise measurements by detecting and eliminating common errors by up to 40%.i In doing so, the Alliance iS HPLC System helps QC laboratories consistently meet quality, safety, compliance, and on-time product delivery goals.

“Today’s QC laboratories are very different than they were 50 years ago when Waters introduced its first commercial HPLC system helping ensure the tens of thousands of prescription drugs on the market are pure, safe, and will work as expected,” said Udit Batra, President & CEO, Waters Corporation. “Our conversations with hundreds of QC managers and bench analysts have yielded a deeper understanding of what they need today from a state-of-the-art HPLC system to help them perform at their best. The Waters Alliance iS HPLC System is ideally suited to address issues such as staff training, error-reduction, risk management, and compliance, helping bring significant productivity and quality improvements to high-volume QC laboratories.”

Based on broad and in-depth customer insights, the Alliance iS HPLC System is thoughtfully designed for the unique needs of the QC laboratory, bringing intuitive simplicity to routine measurements. With visual prompts and alerts delivered via an intuitive touchscreen interface, the system notifies the operator if an improper method is chosen for an application, when a sample vial is missing, when it’s time to refill a solvent bottle, or if it’s time for system maintenance. These are common conditions that when caught early enough, can eliminate system errors that would otherwise degrade the ability of scientists to get needed drugs to patients and ultimately cost a laboratory time and money.

The system also integrates with the cloud-native waters_connect™ System Monitoring Software enabling real-time monitoring of the Alliance iS HPLC System and any other chromatography instruments controlled by Empower Software. Laboratory managers can view the live status of their HPLC instrument fleet from anywhere and at any time to further improve equipment utilization and overall productivity.ii

Waters Alliance iS HPLC System feature highlights include:

The very latest compliance-ready, industry-standard Empower Chromatography Software with full audit tracking capabilities.
Advanced instrument touchscreen for guided system operation and maintenance.
eConnect Column Tag Technology to link column information including injection counts via near-field communication (NFC) technology.
Automated system diagnostic pre-checks to help meet error reduction key performance indicators (KPIs).
Tool-free fittings to prevent leaks and provide better chromatography.
The Waters Alliance iS HPLC System will be available starting in May 2023.

Additional Resources

Learn more about Waters Alliance iS HPLC System product features and benefits
Download the Alliance iS HPLC System brochure
Read the blog post Waters Pushes the Boundaries with Intuitive Simplicity
Visit the Waters online press kit for Alliance iS and PittCon ’23 news
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About Waters Corporation (

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), a global leader in analytical instruments and software, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 8,200 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in more than 35 countries, including 14 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Waters, Alliance, eConnect, waters_connect, and Empower are trademarks of Waters Corporation.

i *Estimate based on Waters' market research in 2022 after surveying 56 global pharmaceutical company QC labs.

ii The waters_connect System Monitoring application is only available in Europe and North America at this time.


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SLB Announces First-Quarter 2023 Results Conference Call

(BUSINESS WIRE)--SLB (NYSE: SLB) will hold a conference call on April 21, 2023 to discuss the results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2023.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am US Eastern time and a press release regarding the results will be issued at 7:00 am US Eastern time.

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1 (844) 721-7241 within North America or +1 (409) 207-6955 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call and the access code is 8858313.

A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at on a listen-only basis. Listeners should log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to test their browsers and register for the webcast. Following the end of the conference call, a replay will be available at until May 21, 2023, and can be accessed by dialing +1 (866) 207-1041 within North America or +1 (402) 970-0847 outside of North America and giving the access code 1502942.

About SLB

SLB (NYSE: SLB) is a global technology company that drives energy innovation for a balanced planet. With a global footprint in more than 100 countries and employees representing almost twice as many nationalities, we work each day on innovating oil and gas, delivering digital at scale, decarbonizing industries, and developing and scaling new energy systems that accelerate the energy transition. Find out more at


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Thales Reinforces Its eSIM Management Leadership With Google Cloud Certified and Energy Efficient Services

  • Hundreds of MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) already trust in Thales’s eSIM management expertise to support massive predicted increase in adoption and deployment of eSIM (embedded SIM)-enabled devices.
  • To boost its offering and better address MNOs needs, Thales has set a unique Cloud’s approach, which relies on the energy efficient and GSMA certified Google Cloud, with geo-redundant Thales vaults to secure data.
  • Consumers and enterprises worldwide will enjoy the benefits of secure and smooth remote activation of their eSIM-enabled devices as it starts to become the new norm.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thales, the world leader in eSIM management, supports the growth of eSIM-enabled consumer and industrial devices with Google Cloud expertise. Thales' pioneering Cloud solution combines its own security assets with Google's cloud presence in 200 countries to provide enhanced security, flexibility, and service availability to MNOs.

Remote eSIM activation, anytime and anywhere

By 2025, the number of eSIM connections is estimated to reach close to 9 billion1. Fuelled by 5G, the growth in connections is the result of increased connectivity of consumer products such as smartphones, tablets and wearables, and numerous industrial devices. With Thales’ eSIM management platform hosted on Google Cloud completed with Thales digital onboarding solutions, MNOs can offer their subscribers the speed, convenience and efficiency of activating subscriptions remotely. Today, Thales is able to meet high demands from hundreds of customers worldwide, including Telefonica, one of the world's largest telco operators and mobile network providers.

The perfect response to MNOs digital transformation and exponential IoT growth

With easy and secure access to Thales services hosted on Google Cloud, mobile operators can respond immediately to surging demand for eSIM activation and offer their subscribers a full digital experience. Such solutions also provide greater scalability as well as resources mutualisation, enabling mobile operators efficiently and rapidly deploy new services. In terms of security, Thales keeps full control, by designing highly secure end-to-end hardware and software, as well as by storing and managing the secret codes in its secure vaults (secret codes are keys used by devices for eSIM activation to securely access mobile networks). This underpins world-class data privacy, sovereign cloud approach and rigorous defence against cyberattacks.

Certified and sustainable

The eSIM usage has become mission-critical to enable a sustainable access to connectivity for the expanding consumer and industrial IoT. Thales’ integration of global GSMA-certified solution protects MNOs against interruptions in any part of the world. MNOs therefore benefit from outstanding disaster recovery, business continuity and improved quality of services.

Google Cloud’s is today one of the most energy efficient clouds2 in the industry and aims to operate entirely on carbon free energy 24/7 and everywhere in the world by 2030.

“We have been trustfully partnering with Thales for years to address new connectivity challenges and MNO needs with cloud technology. This future-proof solution provides the market with the required flexibility, security, and resilience to meet consumer’s ‘anytime anywhere’ wish, while also addressing new technological requirements. Adding to Google Cloud services, the security aspect brought by Thales and its remote eSIM management leadership, brings relevance and support to MNOs eSIM strategy.” said Amol Phadke, General manager, Global Telecom Industry at Google Cloud

“There is an increasing consumers’ adoption of eSIM enabled phones, wearables and tablets while MNOs are ramping up for the 5G and IoT revolutions. Two years after the announcement of our partnership with Google Cloud, Thales’ pioneering Cloud eSIM solution has reached its full maturity. Our customers can trust us to support them in their eSIM strategy, meeting data privacy regulations as well as protecting them against the most sophisticated cyber threats” said Eva Rudin, VP Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Thales.

1 Counterpoint, eSIM Ecosystem CORE Analysis, May 2022
2 On average, a Google data center is twice as energy efficient as a typical enterprise data center.

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations — connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing — to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies.

The company provides solutions, services and products that help its customers —businesses, organisations and states — in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process.

Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2021, the Group generated sales of €16.2 billion


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With the Launch of Three New Models, Chery Shows Its Confidence in Expanding the UAE Market

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Friday, 24. March 2023 AETOSWire Print 


Since its appearance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Chery has attracted increasing market attention, becoming one of the most popular vehicle brands. In the face of always-high market enthusiasm and a friendly and harmonious business environment, Chery is going to launch three new models including TIGGO 7 PRO MAX, TIGGO 8 PRO MAX, and TIGGO 8 PRO PHEV, so as to meet the demands of users in the UAE. As a result of this launch, Chery also proves its commitment to the UAE market and its full confidence in the development of the region.

Chery, founded in 1997, is a diversified group with 300+ subsidiaries and CNY 200B annual revenue. Its 7 core businesses include autos, parts, services, finance, networks, shipping, and real estate, covering the entire industrial chain.

Chery's "Establishing the Enterprise Based on Technology" development concept has led to 5 global R&D centers with over 7,000 staff and 14,000 patents, overtaking century-old brands. With over 20 independently developed engines, including 9 that won "China Best Ten Engines," and mastery of all transmission series, Chery is a leading innovator. Breakthroughs in NEV technology, lightweight auto body, intelligent network, and autonomous driving highlight Chery's success.

Chery leads the Chinese automobile industry in global exports, with 10 overseas manufacturing bases and 1500 service outlets in over 80 countries. Its products have won the favor of 2.35 million users, making it the top Chinese passenger vehicle exporter for 20 years. Chery leads the industry in some market segments in Brazil, Russia, Peru, Chile and other places, and is the fastest-growing vehicle brand in the Middle East.

Chery values the UAE market as it aims to become a global auto brand. The UAE is a wealthy OPEC member and a hub for luxury car brands. By entering the UAE market, Chery competes with top luxury brands and gains global influence, which is crucial for its global expansion.

Chery launched three new models highlighting their focus on the UAE market. TIGGO 8 PRO MXA has a Kunpeng 2.0 TGDI engine offering maximum power of 187kW and peak torque of 390N·m. TIGGO 8 PRO MAX is the flagship model featuring a full-scene intelligent 4WD system with 6 driving modes, expanding the travel radius and providing an excellent traveling experience.

Chery's TIGGO 8 PRO PHEV is a hybrid SUV with 3 power sources, 3 gears, 9 modes and 11 driving conditions, offering a money-saving travel experience.

TIGGO 7 PRO MAX is a smart SUV for urban areas with a sporty and tech-savvy design, featuring a diamond-shaped grille and dual 12.3-inch screens. It has a powerful 1.6 TGDI+7DCT engine and 13 intelligent driving aids, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, and blind spot detection. The vehicle also includes an offline voice package that covers all small languages in the UAE.

Chery meets local needs in the UAE by offering intelligent configurations and customized features like seat ventilation and robe anti-pinch function for Arabic clothing, providing a better driving experience.

The launch of three new models marks the full implementation of Chery’s plans to expand into the UAE market. In the future, Chery will launch more blockbusting models to bring unique travel experiences to local consumers and promote the comprehensive acceleration of Chery’s “Greater Middle East” strategy in the UAE and even in the entire Middle East region.

Joy Hoyek  

CyberArrow and Mobily Announce Partnership to Strengthen Cyber Security Compliance in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Monday, 27. March 2023 AETOSWire Print 

CyberArrow, a leading cyber security compliance automation provider, and Mobily, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Saudi Arabia, today announced a new partnership to enhance cyber security compliance and awareness for businesses in the region.


As cyber threats continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, it is crucial for businesses to ensure their data is protected and in compliance with industry standards and regulations. CyberArrow's advanced automation platform streamlines the process of identifying, tracking and reporting on compliance requirements, making it easier for businesses to meet their regulatory obligations and reduce the risk of potential breaches.

With Mobily's extensive experience in telecommunications and commitment to providing innovative solutions to their customers, this partnership is set to deliver comprehensive cyber security compliance and awareness automation to businesses across the country. Mobily's knowledge of the local market and customer base, combined with CyberArrow's cutting-edge technology, will provide businesses with best-in-class technology to mitigate cyber risks and maintain compliance with the latest standards.

As cyber security regulations in Saudi Arabia continue to increase, businesses are under increasing pressure to ensure they are compliant with the latest standards and regulations. CyberArrow's technology makes it easier to maintain compliance and reduce the risk of costly penalties.

"We are excited to partner with Mobily to provide comprehensive cyber security compliance automation to businesses in Saudi Arabia," said Amar Basic, Co-founder of CyberArrow. "With Mobily's deep understanding of the local market and CyberArrow's expertise in automation, we are well-positioned to help businesses stay protected and in compliance."

The partnership between CyberArrow and Mobily marks a significant step forward in the cyber security landscape in Saudi Arabia.


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Celebrate Ramadan and Help Fill the Fridges of Those in Need with LG


In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, LG Electronics (LG) launched “Life is Full with LG InstaView” campaign which aims to support individuals and families in need. As part of the campaign, LG is inviting people to play an online game where the results submitted will contribute to the donation LG will be making to UAE Food Bank to provide Iftar meals for those in need. As a token of appreciation for their involvement, participants will also have a chance to win an LG InstaView refrigerator. This campaign is an effort to make a difference and help those who need help at this auspicious time of year.

LG InstaView refrigerator, with a sleek mirrored glass panel that illuminates with two knocks, provides a clear view of its contents without the need to open the door and extends food freshness by reducing the loss of cold air. Combined with LG LINEARCooling and DoorCooling technologies that reduce temperature fluctuations, LG InstaView refrigerator locks in the flavor of freshness for up to 7 days. Additionally, FRESHBalancer feature maintains optimal humidity to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer, while UVnano technology reduces 99.99% of bacteria from the water nozzle with UV light. The refrigerator’s large 617 liter capacity allows users to store all the food and beverages they need without overloading the kitchen.

To help LG reach those in need and participate in the campaign, play the InstaView online game, submit your results and become part of LG’s donation to UAE Food Bank. Get involved by April 30, 2023 and get a chance to win the latest LG InstaView refrigerator.

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About LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company

The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company is a global leader in home appliances, smart home solutions, air solutions as well as visionary products featuring LG ThinQ AI. The company is creating various solutions with its industry leading core technologies and is committed to making life better and healthier for consumers by developing thoughtfully designed kitchen appliances, living appliances, HVAC and air purification solutions. Together, these products deliver enhanced convenience, superb performance, efficient operation and compelling health benefits. For more news on LG, visit


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Le 7ème Salon international de la quincaillerie et des appareils électriques de Yiwu en Chine mettra en vedette les meilleurs produits de quincaillerie et d’appareil électriques

Une plateforme d'approvisionnement unique pour les acheteurs nationaux et internationaux

(BUSINESS WIRE) –  Le 7ème Salon international de la quincaillerie et des appareils électriques de Yiwu en Chine, étant la seule plateforme d’exposition professionnelle pour la quincaillerie et des appareils électriques a Yiwu en Chine, se tiendra au Centre d’Exposition International de Yiwu du 20 au 22 avril 2023.

Un total de plus de 1 400 entreprises et 60 000 acheteurs professionnels sont attendus pour participer cette année au salon, avec une surface d’exposition totale de 50 000 mètres carrés, soit 10 000 mètres carrés de plus que l’année dernière. L’événement permettra aux acheteurs nationaux et internationaux de trouver les meilleurs produits de quincaillerie et d’appareil électriques.

La foire mettra en vedette quatre catégories principales de produits de quincaillerie et d’appareils électriques, notamment : outils de quincaillerie, quincaillerie du bâtiment, appareils électroniques et électriques, et produits de protection du travail.

Matériel de quincaillerie : outillage à main, outils électriques, outils pneumatiques, accessoires généraux, outillage spécifique Auto, Moto ; outils de jardin, outils de mesure, outils de coupe, roulettes, etc.

Quincaillerie de construction : fournitures et matériel de plomberie, accessoires de salle de bain, matériaux de construction, quincaillerie décorative, quincaillerie de portes et fenêtres, vannes, fixations standard, roulements, chaînes, ressorts, serrures, équipement d’incendie, équipement de protection antivol, et plus encore.

Appareils électroniques et électroménagers : Luminaires et décorations, produits électriques, matériaux électriques, instruments et compteurs, fiches et prises, rasoirs électriques, horloges, appareils électroménagers, contrôleurs d’éclairage intelligents, lunettes VR, équipement électronique portable, banques d’alimentation portables, produits numériques, plateformes virtuelles, etc.

Equipements de protection personnelle pour ouvriers : casques de sécurité, équipement de protection respiratoire, équipement de protection (EPI) pour les yeux et le visage, équipement de protection auditive, chaussures de protection, gants de protection, vêtements de protection, EPI antichute, Bonnet de Travail Anti-Poussière, vêtements de travail généraux, chaussures de protection générale normées en cuir, couvre-pieds, couvre-bottes imperméables, imperméables, genouillères, etc.

Découvrez plus d’informations sur le 7ème Salon international de la quincaillerie et des appareils électriques de Yiwu en Chine et inscrivez-vous pour obtenir vos laissez-passer dès aujourd’hui!

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The 7th China Yiwu International Hardware & Electrical Appliances Fair to Showcase Best of Hardware and Electrical Products

A one-stop hardware & electrical appliances sourcing platform for both domestic and global buyers

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the sole professional exhibition platform for hardware and electrical products in Yiwu City of China, the 7th China Yiwu International Hardware & Electrical Appliances Fair will be held at Yiwu International Expo Center on April 20-22, 2023.

This year, the total exhibition area will measure 50,000 square meters, which is 10,000 square meters larger than that of last year. Expected to gather over 1,400 companies and 60,000 professional buyers, the event will provide a comprehensive platform for hardware and electrical buyers from home and abroad to find the best hardware and electrical products.

At the Fair, hardware and electrical products will be showcased in four major categories: hardware tools, building hardware, electronics and electrical appliances, and labor protection products.

Hardware tools: hand tools, electric tools, air tools, general accessories, automotive and motorcycle tools, garden tools, measuring tools, cutting tools, casters, and more.

Building hardware: plumbing equipment, bathroom fixtures, building materials, decorative hardware, door and window accessories, valves, standard fasteners, bearings, chains, springs, locks, fire equipment, anti-theft equipment, and more.

Electronics and electrical appliances: lighting fixtures and decorations, electrical products, electrical materials, instruments and meters, plugs and sockets, electric razors, clocks, home appliances, smart lighting controllers, VR glasses, wearable electronic gear, portable power banks, digital products, virtual platforms, and more.

Labor protection supplies: safety helmets, respiratory protective gear, eye (face) protection gear, ear protection gear, protective shoes, gloves, protective clothing, fall protection gear, dust hats, general work clothes, general labor protective leather shoes, foot covers, waterproof boots, raincoats, knee pads, and more.

Find out more information about the 7th China Yiwu Hardware and Electrical Appliances Fair and register for your passes to the fair today!

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AGCO Agriculture Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Providence Farm Collective

Funds will support refugee and under-resourced communities to grow food and improve food handling and safety practices

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation with the vision to prevent and relieve hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced a USD 50,000 grant to Providence Farm Collective (PFC) to support implementation of a holistic on-farm compost generation system and optimization of post-harvest efficiency and food safety at its 37-acre farm in Orchard Park, NY.

PFC is a non-profit that supports refugee, immigrant, Black and low-income farmers in Western New York who cannot otherwise access farmland. The organization started in 2017 as a grassroots effort by the Somali Bantu community to return to their agricultural heritage and grow fresh, culturally relevant produce. PFC has now grown to encompass refugees and immigrants from multiple nations and members of the Black community.

PFC’s existing programs provide a place for refugee and under-resourced communities to grow their own food, earn supplemental income and teach cultural farming traditions to future generations. This project will help increase food production and boost income for PFC’s diverse farmers by improving sustainable agricultural practices and soil fertility via on-site generation of well-balanced compost. In addition, the project will facilitate capacity building and support efforts on postharvest and food safety practices for the farmers.

"Refugees and immigrant communities can often lack socioeconomic opportunities. Supporting agricultural activities such as the PFC project can help refugees not only secure access to farmland, but also create avenues for them to produce food and improve their livelihoods," said Roger Batkin, Board Chair, AGCO Agriculture Foundation. "Farmers and their communities are crucial to our foundation’s efforts toward preventing and relieving hunger. It is our hope that participating farmers will also improve their food safety practices and strengthen their market opportunities."

To achieve the one-year goals set for the project, PFC will manage a compost operation, including a stand of nitrogen-rich cover crops, and provide one-on-one technical assistance and hands-on demonstration. The nonprofit will also develop visual aids and signage for its farmers to enhance their knowledge of best practices and standard operating procedures for efficient and food-safe post-harvest handling.

With funding support from AAF, PFC will purchase the necessary equipment to generate on-site compost, including a flail harvester, dump trailer, litter and compost spreader, and cover crop seed, plus invest in compost analysis testing. Applying compost will increase soil organic matter and improve soil moisture retention, sustainably boosting farmer yields and soil health. During the project, PFC will work with its nine communities of refugee, immigrant, and Black farmers, who total 275 farmers and operate 21 small farms.

"Through the support from AAF, we will focus on increasing soil organic matter and improving soil moisture retention to ensure the yields of our farmers reflect the tremendous amount of time and effort they spend on their farms. Farmers also spend most of their time in harvest and post-harvest. As such, honing post-harvest and food safety practices will have a crucial impact on the bottom lines of PFC farmers and the financial viability of their small businesses," said Kristin Heltman-Weiss, Executive Director of PFC.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology. AGCO delivers customer value through its differentiated brand portfolio including core brands like Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson®, Precision Planting® and Valtra®. Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO’s full line of equipment and services help farmers sustainably feed our world. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of approximately $12.7 billion in 2022. For more information, visit For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

About the AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF)

The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), initiated by AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) in 2018, is a private foundation with the vision to prevent and relieve hunger. The foundation initiates impactful programs that support food security, foster sustainable agricultural development and build needed agricultural infrastructure in marginalized farming communities. AAF is domiciled in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and operations are managed from Duluth, Georgia, USA. For more information, please visit

About Providence Farm Collective (PFC)

Providence Farm Collective is a non-profit that believes in empowering Just and Equitable Access to Food and Farmland. It cultivates farmer-led and community-rooted agriculture and food systems to actualize the rights of under-resourced peoples. PFC has its roots in the Somali Bantu Community Farm, a three-year pilot project. The pilot explored the challenges and opportunities of addressing fresh food insecurity and farmland inequity. PFC supports under-resourced farmers in Western New York needing access to clean, rural farmland, farming and business education, technical assistance, access to markets and the opportunity to farm for income. For more information, visit


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