News, articles and milestones from across the Group

Media and Milestones


Liftec Hoists Front and Center During Prince Al Waleed Visit to Kingdom Tower

<Jeddah, 15-05-2017> During his recent visit to the King Tower, Prince Al Waleed toured the tower with Roots Group Arabia’s Liftec hoists with the support of our technical team in the project. The world’s tallest tower tipping at over 1 km high is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019. Roots Group Arabia has provided single and double  high-medium and low speed hoists with speeds ranging from 40 to 100 m/min and a capacity ranging from 1.2 to 3 tons. RGA also provided 14 WOLFF 355 B luffing

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Roots Group Arabia supplies 150 Haulotte units for Riyadh Metro project

<Jeddah, 4-7-2016> Roots Group Arabia (RGA) has supplied 150 Haulotte units to support the construction of Saudi Arabia’s $22bn Riyadh Metro project. The majority of Haulotte aerial work platforms (AWPs) working at the infrastructure development are articulated booms ranging in size from 20m to 41m, and HT23RTJ telescopic booms. RGA has also supplied a selection of Haulotte HTL4017 telehandlers to support digging works in Riyadh Metro’s tunnels. The units are being used to increase productivity and reduce the time needed

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Take a Look at RGA’s Annual Report 2015

Click on the thumbnail to access RGA’s  Annual Report 2015    

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Haulotte scissor lifts change the Kaaba’s cover

<Jeddah, 24-5-2016> The covering of the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, or Kiswa, which is replaced every year on the 10th Dhul Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, which coincides with the Hajj season, was this year replaced by four Haulotte Compact 14 scissor lifts.

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MIMAR Gets a New Website

 <Jeddah, 19-5-2016>Roots Group’s construction and procurement subsidiaries MIMAR International KSA, MIMAR Projects in UAE and Qatar have a new website. Check it out and learn about our general contracting  and fit out services.          

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Powering the construction of one of the world’s largest metro systems

<Al-Riyadh, 18-5-2016> Eighty stationary generators from Chicago Pneumatic are playing a key role powering the construction of one of the world’s largest metro systems in the capital of Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh Metro Project opened in 2014 and is scheduled for completion in 2018. It will lead to the construction of an automatic driverless publicy transport system featuring eighty seven stations, located across six lines totaling over 170 km in length: more than 73.4 km of which will be underground.

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Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology Finalist for the LABC Building Excellence Awards

<London, 14-5-2016> The Pascall+Watson designed Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) Advanced Metals Casting Centre (AMCC) research facility, for Brunel University London, has been short-listed as a finalist for the London Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards 2016, Best Large Commercial Building category. The Pascall+Watson team are now delivering the next phase, a new 1,400m² Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC) facility, that will provide an additional provision for automotive and new material research. To read the full

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Tempest in the Toilet Bowl : Ideal Standard’s AquaBlade Takes the Toilet Business by Storm

<Dubai, 12-5-2016> AquaBlade the new technology that has revolutionized toilet bowl technology is still making waves 6 months after being introduced to the GCC market during Dubai Big 5. Ideal Standard’s innovative water saving technology creates a cascading wall of water from the top of the toilet bowl covering every inch of the ceramic, keeping the toilet bowl immaculately clean with minimal splash.   Prediction was that this product will take over washrooms into the future and judging by the market

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Areen Hospitality completes first renovation phase at Westin Palace Madrid

<London, 20-4-2016> Areen Hospitality has completed the first phase of the 467 guest room renovation of the iconic Westin Palace Madrid, one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Spain. This latest appointment adds to Areen’s growing reputation within the international hospitality sector, offering clients both interior design and procurement on an integrated basis from a single supplier. Check Hotel Designs webpost for the full article.      

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The Giants are in Town | Roots at Big 5 Saudi

<Jeddah, 31-3-2016> For the second year running Roots Group’s Earth Moving and Material Handling Equipment was present at Saudi Big 5, KSA’s largest and fastest growing construction trade show held in Jeddah March 7-10, representing Case Construction Equipment and Jungheinrich Forklifts.

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Roots Group Arabia Receives Haulotte Group Best Dealer since 2013 Award

  <Dubai, 11-2-2016> Haulotte Group, the leading people and material lifting equipment specialist, has presented Roots Group Arabia with the Best Dealer Since 2013 Award during a visit from Haulotte Executive Vice President Jose Monfront to RGA’s Dubai headquarters. Receiving the award on behalf of RGA was Mr. Marwan Ghalayini, GCC Director of Business Development and UAE Managing Director. “This award is a noteworthy accolade, it represents the trust that Haulotte has placed in us since we started our partnership

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UNIMAR EGYPT Website is live

UNIMAR EGYPT, a distribution subsidiary of Roots Group Arabia, has launched its new website making it easier for customers to search, compare and inquire about products and explore the wide offering of building material and handling equipment. UNIMAR EGYPT is a leading supplier of building materials, industrial supplies, construction equipment, and power tools in Egypt. From turnkey to highly specialized requirements, we have the local capability backed up by the Roots Group Arabia world class expertise to provide solutions tailored to

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Unimar Egypt at Handling Expo 2015

<Cairo, 2-12-2015> Unimar Egypt wrapped up a successful four-day run at Handling Expo 2015, Egypt’s top material handling and storage equipment trade show, held in Cairo November 26-29.”This year we presented a mix of products including our highly popular electric/diesel counter balance, pallet mover and reach trucks,” said Hicham Hafez, Unimar Egypt General Manager. Of particular interest at the Unimar booth, garnering attention from visitors and exhibitors, were the reach truck lift machines for fast and high picking and the

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Constructing Confidence: RGA’s outlook on the Building Materials industry in KSA

Ousama Fansa, CEO of Roots Group Arabia, Gasem Maimani, President and CEO of Arabian Cement, and Raed Ibrahim Suliman Al Mudaiheem Managing Director and CEO of Masdar Building Material discuss how the fluidity of markets can affect business and how utilizing the local workforce can help development in the long term.

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Roots Group Arabia Exclusive Dealer of Bosch Powertools in Jordan

Amman – Roots Group Arabia held an event, at Zara Expo, to mark the launch of its new partnership with Bosch Powertools. The event was attended by the Minister of Public Works and Housing, H.E. Eng. Sami Halaseh; Regional Sales Director of Bosch Middle East, Paul Chamoun; CEO of Roots Arabia Group in Saudi Arabia, Osama Fansa; as well as a host of VIPs and companies associated with power tools from across the Kingdom. To view the press release click

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Roots Group Among Saudi Arabia’s Top 100 Biggest Companies for 2015

Roots Group Arabia has ranked 59 out of 100 among Saudi Arabia largest companies in 2015. The annual list just released by the Saudi Reseach and Marketing Group and published in Saudi daily Al Iqtisadiyah rates KSA’s biggest companies based on a number of criteria including net revenues, employees numbers, return on equity, and activity in the Kingdom.

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Areen arrives in the designer big time with place in world’s Top 100 Giants list

British interiors firm Areen Design Services, which is part of a large Saudi Arabian corporation, has made it into the world’s top 20 of companies in tis field. Areen – a UK-based wholly owned subsidiary of Roots Group Arabia – was 15th in the Interior Design Magazine’s Top 100 Giants list. Click here to view this article

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Roots Arabia turns things around for Case in KSA

Read The Long Game in the August 2015 Issue of Middle East Machinery, an interview with Franco Invernizzi, Director of CNH Industrial Construction for Africa and Middle East about how things turned around in KSA following the partnership with Roots Arabia in 2012. The appointment of Roots helped the Case brand “change gear” in KSA says Invernizzi. “Saudi is our success story. We struggled a lot in the past with different dealers, different partners, never found the right way to

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G5 Bosch to Cairo Office

A team of G5 Bosch executives that included Uwe Raschke, head of operation in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, visited Roots Group’s Unimar Egypt new offices and showroom in Cairo. The team toured the new state of the art facility and service center and held a meeting RGA’s CEO Ousama Fansa and Unimar Egypt Office Director Hicham Hafez. The decade old strategic partnership between Bosch and RGA has been strengthened through a increased in the range of products and

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