corporate sector, would come forth with the same spirit. Mr. Y. Arae, Vice Chairman Indus Motor in his
address, mentioned of Pak-Japan cooperation. Toyota contribution to
the auto industry through technology transfer and the salient
aspects of the Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP).
Mr. M.I. Suri, Director Technical Indus Motor in
his speech, spoke of the growing auto market, role of the vendor
industry, technological changes, ITS imperatives and students under
the T-TEP Program.
Fr. Joe Paul, Rector and Principal St. Patrick's
in his closing address, thanked the chief guest, Toyota, Indus for
establishing the T-TEP and implementing it through St. Patrick's
Aslam Sanjrani, Chief Secretary, Government of
Sindh, inaugurating Toyota Technical Education Programme (T-TEP) at
the St. Patrick's Institute of Science & Technology.
EBM REAFFIRMS BISCUIT INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP WITH
HIGHEST SALES GROWTH
The country's leading biscuits manufacturer,
English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Ltd announced record breaking
sales of Rs. 1.5 billion in the first five months of the current
financial year. The company also recorded the highest production
level since the last five years. The sales figure represents a
quantum jump of 56 percent sales in the corresponding period last
Discussing the details of this success, Mubashir
Ansari, General Manager Marketing & Sales, said that EBM has
always strived for excellence. "The company invests heavily in
research and development of new products that cater to the evolving
tastes and preferences of our consumers," he said "Our
impressive sales growth can largely be attributed to this philosophy
of remaining dynamic," he added.
EBM is the only Pakistan biscuits manufacturer to
have both the ISO 9001-2000 and HACCP certifications. There is
strong consumer preference for their brands Sooper, Rio, Gluco,
Peanut Pik and Whole Wheat slices. "EBM strongly believes in
its workforce as the catalyst for growth," stated Khawar Butt,
the Managing Director of EBM. "Our sales growth is the result
of great teamwork and we are happy that our growth allows us to do
even more not only for our own employees but also more for the
community at large," he added.
The company supports many ongoing social
programmes such as healthcare campaigns and educational projects and
funds many charitable organisations in their noble cause. EBM is
also the only biscuit company in the country to receive the
Environment Excellence Award 2004 for their persistent efforts in
fighting against pollution and devising environment-friendly
PAKTEL GSM LAUNCHES SERVICES IN 17 MORE CITIES
After the tremendous success of the biggest
cellular launch of Paktel's new GSM network throughout the country,
the company has taken up the fastest ever expansion plan. In a
record breaking move, Paktel GSM has expanded its network to cover
17 more cities in the country including Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan,
Chakwal, Chakri, Charsadda, Haripur, Kohat, Murree, Bhurban, Bannu,
Mardan, Swat, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Gwadar and Hub.
According to Akbar Khan, National Marketing
Manager, the response to Paktel GSM has been overwhelming, "In
just two months we have been so popular with the public that all
previous doubts have been put to rest for good. Our new network is
performing superbly and we have not had any complaints regarding
network access and connections etc." He added that people have
appreciated the company's tariff structures that have made it
possible for almost everyone to own a mobile. "We have had a
tremendous response to our tariffs that are much lower than others
and have becomes very popular with the younger generation."
OVERWHELMING RESPONSE AT RASTGAR BOOTH
Rastgar & Company received a tremendous
response at the recently held 2nd Hardlinks 2004 exhibition at the
Expo Center in Karachi.
Engineers, students and professionals from the
industrial and trade sector attended the echibition, while people
from all walks of life thronged the exhibition area. The Pakistan
Hardware Merchants Association organized the event.
Rastgar displayed Compair Air Compressors,
Ultrafilter Refrigerant Airdryer, Ultra Filter Pre-Filter,
Ultrafilter Submicro Filter and Hytorc Torque and Tension tools to
attract the attention of the visitors. Chris Goldsworthy,
International Sales Manager, CompAir along with Rastgar team gave
out extensive information to the visitors.
The major attraction was the portable CompAir
compressor, which was on display. The state-of-the-art portable air
compressor ranges from FAD 1.4-31.3 m3/min at various rated
operating pressures. The oil-free machine also offers a wide range
of accessories, value-added services and complete compressed air
Mr. Maqsood Zulfiqar, Director, Rastgar & Co
said "It gives us an opportunity to provide information to the
visitors about compressed air & gas and advantages of using
compressors with guarantee and warrantee. These branded compressors
will go a long way in improving the performance and life of the
Ali Ahmed Khan, Chief Executive, Reckitt
Benckiser, spoke to the graduating class at College of Business
Management (CBM) on different facets of Marketing and Management.
NEW PHONE GUIDES USERS TO QIBLAH DIRECTION
Global and regional digital leader LG Electronics
has set a new benchmark in regional innovation with the launch of
its new mobile handset, the F7100 Qiblah phone in Pakistan.
The new handset is the world's first to feature
an indicator setting which points to Qiblah. The Qiblah indicator
uses an inbuilt longitude and latitude orientation of city
references that, when used in comparison to the magnetic north,
indicates the direction of the Qiblah. The phone comes complete with
a compass and prayer time functions.
"No matter where the faithful are at the
call to prayer, they will be able to easily identify the direction
of Qiblah with this phone. As a global and regional digital leader,
LG is committed to setting the standards for state-of-the-art
solutions and providing our customers with products of the highest
quality. Currently, mobile phones are taking to the mainstream by
catering to local geographical and cultural demands. The unveiling
of the compass mobile phone at this time is part of such strategy to
meet customer needs," said Kenn Suh, Executive Vice President,
Telecommunication and Handset Division LG Electronics.
GSK AGAIN TOPS THE UK GUARDIAN GIVING LIST
GSK has been recognized as the company giving the
largest amount to global good causes of any of the UK's top 100
companies for the third consecutive year according to the annual
Giving List published annually by the Guardian, a UK-based
The company's generous support for underserved
communities around the world means the company tops the list in both
donations and in kind giving — mainly donated drugs. GSK's cash
donations, valued at pound 79 million, reflect the company's
commitment to community health programmes in partnership with
GHANI GLASS LAUNCHED PRODUCTION OF FLOAT GLASS IN
Ghani Glass Ltd. (GGL) a unit of Glass Group of
Companies (GGL) has launched Production of Float Glass in the
Country. It is stated by Junaid Ghani Chief Marketing Officer of GGL.
He was addressing at IAPX 2004 forum organized by Institute of
Architect of Pakistan (IAP) Imtiaz A. Ghani Chief Executive GGL.
General Manager Marketing M. Salim Lakhani, Architect Engineers and
other professional also present on the occasion.
Junaid Ghani said GGL has setup a mega project of
Flaot Glass at Sheikhupura near Lahore by the name of Al-Rehman
Glass (Pvt.) Ltd. GGL has invested Rs.1.5 billion in the first phase
with production of 350 tons per day he added. He said this will be
Pakistan's first coated reflective float glass equipped with the
latest state of Arts technology, Junaid said till now Pakistan had
no Float Glass plant and was importing from other countries, and
Flaot Glass will available at all times with high standards and
suitable price moreover. City Nazim visits stall of GGL at Expo
Centre and appreciated of talent, potential and efforts of local
experts and engineers. He also appreciated managements of GGL for
promoting indigenious technology and business activities.
EXEL STARTS ITS OPERATION IN PAKISTAN
Exel, the global leader in supply chain
management, Saturday announced to expand its operations in Pakistan
with the opening of its new country headquarters. This comes at a
time when local, as well as multinational companies, are looking for
the full range of integrated supply chain services to optimise their
manufacturing and distribution operations.
Speaking at the press briefing at Karachi Press
Club, CK Lee, CEO of Exel, Asia Pacific, spoke about the significant
challenges as well as the opportunities that lay ahead for Pakistan
with the emergence of the new economic trade zones and alliances.
"This is a highly important market for Excel, and witness to
this is the investment that we have made in this new facility."
Mr Asad Tariq CEO Pakistan and Mr Asad Tariq Director was also
present in the briefing.
Mr CK Lee said operating from four offices at
Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Sialkot, with over 130 employees,
Exel in Pakistan provides support to all of the country's industrial
and commercial centres. The new office will provide integrated
airfreight, seafreight and contract logistics services for both
export and import services supporting customers in complex and
time-critical industries such as apparel, fast-moving consumer
goods, pharmaceuticals, hi-tech, healthcare and telecommunications.
Building on the know-how and experience of the
company's operations in over 2,050 locations globally including
Europe, the US as well as other parts of Asia, Exel will provide the
professional skills and expertise to analyse and optimise the entire
supply chain, reducing inventory and time delays.
Masroor Khan, CEO, Pakistan Exel said, "We
aim to create awareness in the market and our mission is to become a
supply chain market leader in Pakistan. The new office will further
expand Exel's business and will meet new challenges in the logistics
industry. Customers will gain increased support and value in terms
of cost and by introducing this new facility, Exel is able to commit
to providing total supply chain solutions to our existing and
INSTAPHONE INTRODUCES LOWEST DENOMINATION PREPAID
Instaphone has always been a step ahead in
providing the customers with what they want. Being the first company
to offer 12 months free incoming on its prepaid mobile service,
Instaphone now offers the lowest denomination common prepaid card of
Rs.99 Card is the lowest denomination prepaid
card ever offered by any other Mobile phone company in Pakistan. The
card mainly targets those people who run out of balance and do not
have sufficient budget to buy higher denominations. This card will
provide the customers with convenience and affordability at all
times. So, with Rs. 99 Card you Never Run Out of Balance, because
now you can load a card anywhere and anytime and stay in touch with
your family, friends and loved ones.
Validity of outgoing call period on Rs.99 Card is
10 days and incoming call period is for 17 days. Insta Prepaid cards
are available on all major retail outlets of Pakistan.
Instaphone introduced mobile telephony to
Pakistan and holds the honour of vast coverage to an ever expanding
network of 185 Cities nationwide. Instaphone has been a pioneer in
consumer-favorable initiatives such as; Pre-paid plans, Calling
Party Pays, low end pre-paid cards, 12 months Free Incoming, Roam
Free Incoming, Interconnect SMS services and so on.