Pharma International

STME implements end to end IT solutions in Pharma International’s new factory in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia ranks 46th in Global Cybersecurity Index 2017; classified as “maturing”

STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, has successfully completed the comprehensive end-to-end IT infrastructure of Pharma International’s new pharmaceutical factory in Jeddah. Pharma International’s move to integrate advanced systems in its factory showcases growing awareness of local companies on the importance of safeguarding critical points of its operations.  According to Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, Saudi Arabia ranks 46th worldwide in terms of Global Cybersecurity Commitment Score with the country’s commitment to such classified as “maturing”.

STME’s scope of work includes critical aspects of the factory, from passive cabling to servers, as well as other active components. The new factory will feature a sophisticated data centre that will support easy expansion, high availability and scalability.

Nimer Qarqash, IT Manager, Pharma International, said: “As a company, we are dedicated to using the latest advancements in technology to optimise our operations, enhance our efficiency and reinforce our competitive advantage within the industry. The success of our expansion across the MENA region is largely underpinned by a strong IT infrastructure that will help us further raise our standards. We are happy to say that following the completion of our collaboration with STME, our new factory greatly has greatly benefited from the expertise of our partner and we can rest assured that our systems are protected.”

Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO, STME, said:

“We are happy to support Pharma International with its expansion across the region by sharing the knowledge and experience we have gained from various project references across the Middle East, and developing the most suitable IT infrastructure that will fully support the company’s long-term goals. We highly believe in stakeholder engagement and as such, our commitment to providing strong after-sales support to ensure the smooth operations of the implemented system is what sets us apart from others in the industry.”

The acquisition of the new factory in Jeddah signals Pharma International’s proactive move to expand across MENA region. The company’s decision to collaborate with STME is largely owing to its diverse experience in the region and awareness of the vulnerabilities of particular industries and leveraging this to create custom tailored techniques and propose advanced designs that address such concerns.