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 AutocareCentre
UAE, February 2013
3M, a recognized leader in research and development today announced the launch of its second Authorized Autocare Centre in the oasis city of Al Ain.
Introduced with an objective to provide an integrated portfolio of proven autocare solutions to consumers, the new 3M autocare centre that is spread over an area of 600 sq ft. has been inaugurated in the Al Hilli industrial area of Al Ain.
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 Steel-Fab-2013
UAE, January 2013
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development, has announced its participation at the 2013 edition of Steel Fab trade show, the premier regional show for steel fabrication, metal-working and metal manufacturing industry, which is scheduled to be held from14th to17th of January at the Sharjah Expo Center.
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January 2013
3M reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.41 per share, an increase of 4.4 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating income was $1.4 billion and operating income margins for the quarter were 19.5 percent. Fourth-quarter net income was $1.0 billion and free cash flow was $1.2 billion.
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 APIC
KSA, December 2, 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development today announced the opening of a fully operational office in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in line with its extensive growth plans for the Middle East and Africa region. The new local facility was inaugurated by Osama Hammoudeh, Managing Director, 3M Saudi Arabia.
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 APIC
November 19, 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development has announced its participation at the 2012 edition of Gulf Traffic exhibition, the Middle East’s industry event that focuses on the latest advancements in the traffic, transport and road safety industries.
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 APIC
Qatar, November 2012
In line with its extensive growth plans for the Middle East and Africa region, 3M, a recognized leader in research and development established its presence in the State of Qatar by inaugurating a wholly owned office in the capital city of Doha. 3M’s new office in Doha will be headed by Wajid Abbas, Country Manager Qatar.
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 APIC
UAE, October 2012
APEX Touch, a key retail partner for 3M Industrial business group today inaugurated a new state of the art 3M Authorized Autocare Centre in Al Quoz, Dubai in the presence of key 3M executives and members of the popular Ferrari Owners Club in Dubai that included Member of board, Mr. Bahaa Abouhatab. .
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October 2012
Consistent with its strategy of building relevance and presence in the marketplace, 3M today announced a realignment of its major business groups to better serve global markets and customers.
The new structure will be comprised of five business groups: Consumer (2011 sales of $4.2 billion), Industrial ($9.6 billion), Health Care ($5.0 billion) and two newly formed business groups: Safety & Graphics ($5.5 billion), and Electronics & Energy ($5.7 billion). Previously, the company operated six major business segments.
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October 2012
The consumer business division of 3M in the Middle East has presented strong growth forecast for the unit in 2013 during the recent visit of Michael Vale, Executive Vice President, Consumer business to Dubai.
“The Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions for 3M consumer business globally which registered sales of 4.3 billion USD in 2011. The rapid innovation of our products that has kept pace with the evolving needs of our consumers, sustained increase in consumption and our diversified product offering in the Middle East will contribute to a robust growth of 20 percent for consumer business in 2013”, said Michael Vale.
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 APIC
October 2012
The OH&ES (Occupational Health and Environment Safety) business unit of 3M, a recognized leader in research and development has unveiled a safety outlook and trends report to commemorate the business units’ 40 years of global safety leadership anniversary.
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 APIC
UAE, September 2012
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has announced the introduction of its UAE chapter which is supported by 3M, a recognized leader in research and development and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, part of the SEHA Health System that is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA).
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September 2012
3M announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the business of Federal Signal Technologies Group (FSTech) from Federal Signal Corp., for a purchase price of $110 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. FSTech focuses on electronic toll collection and parking management hardware and software services.
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 Lifestyle-Stationery
UAE, August 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development has announced the launch of its exclusive lifestyle stationery in the United Arab Emirates, which includes the trendy “Pebble Collection” that has been designed for the iconic Post-it® and Scotch® products by globally noted designer, Karim Rashid.
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Middle East, August 2012
(NYSE: MMM) reported record second-quarter earnings of $1.66 per share, an increase of 3.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2011. Operating income was $1.7 billion and operating income margins for the quarter were 22.9 percent. All of the company’s six business segments posted operating income margins greater than 20 percent.
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 3M Middle East & Africa Announces Geographical Expansion across Nigeria and Kenya
Middle East & Africa , June 2012
In line with its robust growth plans for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, 3M a recognized leader in research and development has today announced its expansion plans across Nigeria and Kenya in the African continent.
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 3M Middle East & Africa Announces Geographical Expansion across Nigeria and Kenya
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2012
Glass Magazine has announced the winners in the 2012 Glass Magazine Award product and project categories.
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 3M Launches COMMAND™ Products in the UAE
UAE, June 2012
3M, the global innovation powerhouse in research and development and the pioneer of thousands of innovative products across diverse industry sectors globally, has launched into the UAE a unique range of mounting solutions products offering firm holding power and damage free removal. Based on the distinctive stretch- release adhesive technology ‘Command™ Products’ are the perfect solution for all household and office hanging requirements, as they help convert humble surroundings into ergonomic and spacious environments.
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 3M Gulf launches Middle East Autocare Campaign
UAE, May 29, 2012
The industrial and transportation business division (I&TB) at 3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development had announced the launch of its Middle East Autocare campaign which is aimed at offering an integrated portfolio of proven autocare solutions to consumers for their cherished vehicles.
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 3M Gulf Launches MP410 Mobile Projector in the United Arab Emirates
UAE, May 23, 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development has today announced the launch of the MP410 mobile projector in the United Arab Emirates as part of the ongoing development of its award winning mobile projection technology.
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 3M Health Care Brings I.V. Gulf Leadership Summit to Dubai
Dubai, May 19 2012
Practitioners in vascular access and infection prevention from across the UAE and the region convened at the 3M I.V. Gulf Leadership Summit at the 3M Innovation Center in Dubai on May 19th.

The event was designed to provide attendees with the necessary tools and know how to help them improve their leadership skills through a series of virtual presentations and a detailed take away guide.
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 3M Gulf Announces Debut Participation at Project Qatar 2012
Doha , April 30 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development had announced its debut participation at the 2012 edition of Project Qatar in Doha. Key 3M Gulf business units including Industrial and Transportation (I&TB), Safety Security and Protection Services (SSPS) showcased a host of innovative solutions for Qatar’s fast growing construction industry.

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 3M Healthcare Announces Participation at World Cardiology Congress 2012 in Dubai
Dubai , April 18, 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development had announced its participation at the World Cardiology Congress 2012 that was held in Dubai from April 18 – 21, 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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 3M ESPE Announces Participation at International Quintessence Arab Dental Congress 2012
Riyadh, April 2012
3M ESPE, a key business unit of 3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development had announced its participation at the first edition of the International Quintessence Arab Dental Congress 2012 that was held from April 11th – 13th at Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh.
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 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive Helps Set New Guinness World Records® Title
March, 2012
3M Scotch-Weld Instant Adhesive was recently responsible for a Guinness World Records-setting feat, lifting an 8.1 metric ton (17,857 pound, 2990 PSI) forklift in the air for one hour. This amazingly successful demonstration set a new world record for the heaviest weight lifted with glue.
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 3M launches 3M™ Volition™ Intelligent Management System across the Region
Gulf, March 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development, has announced the launch of its innovative product, 3M™ Volition™ Intelligent Management System (VIMS) across the region GCC and Levant.
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 3M Gulf Announces Participation at The Big 5 Jeddah 2012
Jeddah, March 7, 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development has announced its participation at the 2012 edition of The Big 5, Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Key 3M Gulf business units will be showcasing a host of innovative solutions for diverse industry sectors from March 10 -13, 2012 at the Jeddah Centre for Forum and Events.
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 Inge G. Thulin Elected 3M President and CEO; Succeeds Sir George W. Buckley
February 15, 2012
3M announced today that Inge G. Thulin is elected president and CEO, effective Feb. 24. He succeeds Sir George W. Buckley, chairman, president and CEO, who will retire on June 1.
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 3M CEO Addresses Top Customers in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
KSA, January 22, 2012
3M Gulf, a recognized leader in research and development, today hosted an exclusive event for its key industry customers in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). George W. Buckley, 3M chairman, president and CEO, shared insights on how 3M innovation will contribute to growth in this emerging market.
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 3M is proud to be a Key sponsor for the 40th UAE National Day
UAE, December 2011
This year, 3M is honored and privileged to be sponsoring the 40th UAE National Day under the ‘Spirit of the Union’ umbrella.
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 Dubai Health Authority Brings Together Global Experts at 2nd International Diabetic Foot Conference
Dubai, September 2011
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will host a delegation of global experts in the field of diabetic foot care during the 2nd International Diabetic Foot Conference. The Annual Diabetic Foot Conference, which is known to be the region’s most reputed platform in shaping best practices and new innovations in the field of diabetic foot care, will take place on the 24th and 25th of September 2011 at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel and Conference Center in Dubai.
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 3M Gulf Innovation Center Achieved LEED Silver Certification
Dubai, August 2011
3M Gulf achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “SILVER” certification from U.S. Green Building Council for its newly built Innovation Center in Dubai. The 3M Innovation Center is the first development of its kind to achieve this stewardship in the region.
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 3M Gulf OHESD partnered with major end user to raise the level of work place safety awareness
Dubai, July 2011
3M Gulf’s Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division (OHESD) partnered with Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to support them during their annual Safety Week. Like many other companies in the industry, ADAT strives to improve the health, safety and environmental issues in their industrial environment.
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 Sponsorship of Wound care workshop in KSA
Dammam, July 2011
3M Saudi Medical team recently sponsored a Wound Care Course and Workshop in King Fahad University Hospital, Dammam.
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 3M I&TB Seminar for the Construction Industry
Gulf, June 2011
3M’s Industrial and Transportation Business held a Construction Road Show which took place from June 5th-9th in 3 countries: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE. The two main products showcased were: 3M™ VHB™ Structural Glazing Tapes and Safety and Sun Control Films.
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 New Line of Portable Labelers from 3M Gulf offers Real Staying Power for Electrical Markets
UAE, June 1st 2011
Diversified technology company 3M announced two new market-leading models in its family of pocket projectors designed to help simplify and enhance the working life of the mobile professional.
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 New Line of Portable Labelers from 3M Gulf offers Real Staying Power for Electrical Markets
3M Electrical Markets Division introduces its new 3M Portable Labelers, a family of portable industrial labelers designed specifically for the unique needs of electrical markets.
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 3M Gulf Celebrates International Nurse’s Day May 2011
UAE, May 2011
As part of our customer engagement program, 3M Health Care had the pleasure to celebrate with one of our largest target audiences - the nursing community, on their International Nurse’s Day.
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 3M Communication Market Division wins ‘Best Cabling Vendor of the Year’ at the 2nd Annual Network Middle East Awards
UAE, April 25th 2011
The esteemed award recognises 3M’s Electro & Communication Division’s ability to drive its product and service portfolio through adaptive and innovative market strategies during 2010.
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 3M Gulf Innovation Center Youth Engagement Activities
UAE, April – June 2011
This past semester, the 3M Innovation Center invited students from many Universities and High Schools located in Dubai.
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 3M Building & Commercial Services Seminar
UAE, March 27th 2011
3M affirms its commitment to sustainable development through environmental protection and social commitment.
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 3M Gulf
UAE March 4th-6th 2011.

After over a year of preparation. 3M Unitek’s 2nd Symposium 'Future of Intelligent Orthodontics' took place in Dubai.
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 3M Gulf
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, February 16, 2011

3M, the recognized innovative leader in research and development that produces thousands of innovative products for diverse markets globally has announced the launch of the unique ‘Post-it® and Scotch® Raiders Campaign’ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
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 3M Gulf
UAE. February 8 -10th

This year 3M Electrical Markets Division participated in the Dubai Middle East Electricity 2011 exhibition with their own stand in order to showcase the latest innovations in electricity and to interact and communicate with customers and end users from around the region.
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 3M Gulf
UAE February 1st-3rd

This year 3M ESPE participated at the AEEDC Dubai 2011 exhibition with their own booth in order to showcase their latest innovations in dentistry and to interact with end users from around the region.
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 3M Gulf
UAE, February 2011

3M Gulf in association with Car Accessories House is proud to announce the launch of its first flagship automotive outlet set to offer a diverse range of car accessories in one convenient location.
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 3M Gulf
UAE, 27th January 2011.

Today, 3M unveiled its highly anticipated groundbreaking Innovation Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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 3M Gulf
UAE, January 17-20 2011

3M Gulf Abrasives Team participated in the recently held SteelFab Exhibition held at the Sharjah Expo Centre.
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 3M exhibits at INTERSEC
Dubai UAE, January 16th 2011
3M provides cutting edge health and safety products for many industries in the Middle East. These products help to protect your health with reliable, comfortable safety solutions.
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 3M Gulf
UAE, January 16th 2011

3M provides cutting edge health and safety products for many industries in the Middle East. These products help to protect your health with reliable, comfortable safety solutions.
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 3M Skin & Wound Care Sponsors Desert Foot Event
UAE, 13th November 2010
3M Skin & Wound Care Team participate in the 1st International Diabetic Foot Conference & Exhibition hosted by the Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority.
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 3M ESPE participates in the second Dental - Facial Cosmetic International Conference
UAE, 5th & 6th November 2010
3M ESPE was a Gold Sponsor at the second Dental – Facial Cosmetic International Conference, which took place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE. The conference was organized by CAPP and EMA Dental Society and supported by the Ministry of Health and Saudi Dental Association.
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 Saudi Arabia International Oil and Gas Exhibition in Dammam
KSA, October 2010
This year 3M was one of the exhibiting multinational companies at the Saudi Arabia International Oil and Gas Exhibition in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 3M’s presence consisted of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety, Corrosion Protection Products, Electrical & Telecommunications and Industrial products
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 Jubail Corrosion Conference
KSA, October 2010
The Jubail First Corrosion Conference and Exhibition was organized by the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbua as the leading event for Corrosion Management.
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 EMD Jordan Seminar
Jordan, 25th October 2010
3M Electrical Markets Division (EMD) in the Gulf region held a technical seminar for the Jordanian Power Utility Sector at Le Royal Hotel in Amman, where 25 engineers attended the event.
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 OH&ES hosts the Emirates Safety Group Seminar on Protecting People and the Environment
UAE, 23rd Sept 2010
3M’s OH&ES department hosted the 109th Emirates Safety Group meeting at the Towers Rotana Hotel. The forum’s subject was “Protecting People- Protecting Environment” which facilitated the exchange of ideas and best practices between highly specialized speakers from governmental departments and also private industrial establishments.
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 3M Raises Road Safety Awareness through YASA in Lebanon
Lebanon, Sept 2010
3M is supporting the Youth Association for Safety Awareness, an international NGO, which promotes education and influences decision makers with the aim to achieve safety promotion and injury prevention, achieved through public awareness campaigns.
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 New 3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope 3000 range launches in the Middle East
UAE, August 2010
3M recently introduced the new 3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 series with cutting-edge Bluetooth® technology and exceptional sound capabilities to deliver a superior auscultation experience. The 3000 range includes two highly sophisticated electronic stethoscopes, the 3100 and the 3200 which is equipped with cutting edge Bluetooth® technology.
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 3M shows gratitude to customers through successful “together for the future" event
UAE, 8th July 2010
3M Gulf announced the inauguration of its Saif Zone Manufacturing Facility in Sharjah-UAE. This pre-built leased will help create a faster reaction to the market needs of Gulf customers, as well as significant improvement lead time improvement.
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 3M's Dyneon leaves its mark on Soccer City as Johannesburg prepares for FIFA 2010
UAE, June 2010
Dyneon, a 3M company, is providing its ADONA Emulsifier technology to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, where both the opening game and the final of the Football World Cup will be held this year.
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 3M shows gratitude to customers through successful “together for the future" event
UAE, 24th June 2010
3M, the innovative technology company that produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse industries, gathered its most loyal and distinguished customers at Intercontinental Hotel, Beirut, to express the company’s gratitude and commitment to its valued Lebanese market during an event called Together for the future.
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 3M sponsors performance by Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre at Madinat Jumeirah
150 students from the centre performed in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Acting Chairman of the Rashid Centre

UAE, 11th May 2010
Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre, the humanitarian organization based in Dubai which provides education and therapy services to children with special needs, hosted a performance at the Madinat Jumeirah, in partnership with 3M Gulf - the innovative solutions provider. The event, which was attended by H.H. Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Acting Chairman of the Rashid Centre, saw 150 students of all ages from the centre performing to a crowd gathered especially for the occasion.
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 3M shows gratitude to customers through successful “together for the future" event
Laptop? Check. MP3 Player? Check. Portable speakers? Check. Pocket projector? Check.

The amount of gear business travelers haul around is enough to weigh anyone down. Today, however, that load will get a little lighter with the introduction of the 3M MPro150, the ultimate personal electronics device for the business professional. The latest tool in 3M’s award-winning MPro family of pico projectors, the MPro150 boasts one of the most robust feature sets of any pocket projector currently on the market, combining several applications into one compact, efficient device optimized for the on-the-go businessperson. No more sifting through a small electronics store when checking in for flights, or needing to bring multiple totes to presentations.
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 3M shows gratitude to customers through successful “together for the future" event
How to Create and Implement Long Term Brand Value

UAE, 26th April 2010
The Commercial Graphics Division along with its longstanding distributor the Joseph Group gathered over a hundred brand managers from a number of different industries across the UAE at Grosvenor House recently, for a discussion on how to build global brands in the region by the established brand consultancy, Wolff Olins.
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 3M shows gratitude to customers through successful “together for the future" event
What started 30 years ago as a little Canary Yellow piece of paper with a repositionable adhesive has evolved into a powerhouse brand with more than 1,000 office products and tools designed to make organization and communication more convenient, seamless, stylish and sustainable.
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 3M shows gratitude to customers through successful “together for the future" event
The Post-it Brand has always been about making communication and organization easier
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 Al-Futtaim joins forces with 3M for market-leading Crystalline tinting
3M now handles 35% of region’s window tinting market

UAE, 30th November 2009
3M, the innovation company that invented window tinting, will now handle tinting for all vehicles sold by the Al-Futtaim Group, giving 3M more than a third of the region’s window-tinting market share, the two companies announced today.
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