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Siemens partners PE Energy for industrial automation, innovation in Nigeria

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Siemens Digital Industries has struck a partnership deal with PE Energy aimed at enhancing industrial automation and innovation in Nigeria.

The partnership, according to Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa CEO, Sabine Dall’Omo, will elevate the landscape with advanced industrial automation systems, motion and drives, and process instrumentation across Nigeria.

“Our partnership represents a powerful synergy of Siemens’ advanced technology and PE Energy’s industry expertise. Together, we look forward to driving significant advancements in industrial automation across Nigeria, fostering growth and innovation in the region.”

“This collaboration paves the way for the future of automation and innovation, empowering Nigerian businesses to compete globally and prosper locally.

“This collaboration promises to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to a diverse array of industries such as Oil & Gas, manufacturing, food & beverage, and more,” the Siemens CEO said in a statement.

Also speaking on the deal, Daere Akobo, CEO, PE Energy said:

“As a player in the Nigerian industrial sector, PE Energy has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence and innovation.

“By teaming up with Siemens Digital Industries, a global innovation and technology leader in industrial automation, PE Energy is set to provide unparalleled services that enhance operational efficiency, productivity, and sustainability for its clients.

“We are excited about this partnership with Siemens Digital Industries. This collaboration aligns with our mission to offer cutting-edge technology and comprehensive solutions that meet the dynamic needs of our clients across various industries.

“Together, we will drive the implementation of state-of-the-art solutions in Nigeria’s industrial sector, fostering growth and competitiveness.”

The partnership, he added, will leverage Siemens’ advanced technology and expertise in automation, drive systems and process instrumentation while PE Energy will integrate these solutions to deliver customized, high-performance systems that address the unique challenges faced by Nigerian industries.

“This includes enhancing factory automation processes, optimizing motion and drives applications, and improving process instrumentation for better control and efficiency.”

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SA’s e-health startup RecoMed partners Discovery Vitality to simplify flu vaccinations

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South African e-health startup, RecoMed, has struck a partnership with Discovery Vitality to simplify bookings for flu vaccines and Vitality Health Checks.

RecoMed is a technology-driven online healthcare marketplace and booking platform that seamlessly connects practitioners, patients, and other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem.

According to its profile, patients can easily book appointments with a diverse selection of healthcare practitioners in their area quickly and privately from a phone, tablet, or PC, 24/7.

Vitality, on the other hand, is the largest global platform for behaviour change, underpinning the insurance products of leading insurers worldwide, impacting 30 million lives in over 40 markets.

Sheraan Amod, CEO at RecoMed who issued a statement on the partnership, said the collaboration between Discovery Vitality and RecoMed has reimagined bookings and efficiencies for independent members and corporates.

“This collaboration showcases Discovery Vitality’s commitment to supporting and empowering their members,” Amod said.

“Members can easily manage their family’s health within a simple system that allows them to stay ahead of their Vitality Health Checks, and the benefits this delivers, as well as to protect themselves ahead of flu season.

“As South Africa has entered the flu season, it’s important that we make it as easy as possible for our members to find an approved Discovery Vitality partner at a convenient location for their flu vaccine and Vitality Health Check.

“Moving the booking journey onto this accessible, digital platform has allowed our members to simply click and book vaccines and Vitality Health Checks without waiting in a queue or spending time navigating long lists.

“The collaboration has allowed for Discovery Vitality to radically modernise and speed up access to healthcare providers for these essential services while transforming member experiences,” he added.

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d.light closes $176 securitized financing for off-grid solar in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

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Global provider of household products and affordable finance for low-income households, d.light, has announced closing $176 million in securitized financing for off-grid solar in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

According to the CEO of the firm, Nedjip Tozun, the new financing was provided by social impact-focused asset management company, African Frontier Capital.

Tozun, in a statement, said the will use the facility “to scale up its PayGo consumer finance offering to make solar-powered products available to more low-income households and communities without access to electricity.”

He stated that the facility is multi-currency and will enable access to reliable, renewable energy for an estimated six million people across the three countries over the next three years.

“With this new facility, d.light has now closed securitized financing with a total combined purchasing value of USD$718 million across five separate facilities since 2020,” the CEO said.

“This new facility is another landmark step in d.light’s mission to provide people with affordable energy that is also clean, safe and sustainable.

“It lets us expand our reach so that millions of off-grid families across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda can experience the benefits of solar energy.

“Facilities like this make possible our pioneering PayGo consumer financing model with which we are able to offer solar home systems and high efficiency appliances to the people that need them most in a way that is affordable and sustainable.”

“With this new facility, d.light has for the first time in its history receivables-based financing facilities in each of our PayGo markets – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

“These facilities allow d.light to remain consistently cash flow positive and remove the requirement for further external equity fundraising to fund our growth.”

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