Exclusive Science & Technology UAE tech firm Arrow Labs plans major European expansion By Andy Sambidge July 20, 2022 Supplied Rami Darwish, CEO Arrow Labs Arrow Labs is planning a major expansion into Europe as more companies seek to improve remote working practices. The UAE-based technology company which offers digital workflow solutions, has announced its entry into the Greek market after securing a “significant” new contract with one of the world’s largest industrial gas manufacturing companies. Having attracted renowned Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper during a $5 million fundraiser last year, Arrow Labs also revealed that it plans further European expansion in the near future including Italy, Romania and Turkey. Crypto giant OKX plans ‘long-term play’ in UAE after licence win The Greece debut is the latest move to expand its flagship enterprise software as a service (SaaS) solution to improve remote employee workflow to the wider European market, having already created new partnerships in Poland. Building on a strong market position in the telecoms, maritime and logistics sectors – where clients include Bahrain Network (Bnet) and Dubai Ports World – the new contract is the company’s first in the industrial gas manufacturing and supply sector. “Our current growth is very strong, and we are delighted to enter the Greek market working with another global leader,” Rami Darwish, CEO of Arrow Labs, said. “Our MIMS workflow solutions help companies with highly complex operations to streamline activity and realise optimum efficiency. “Adding industrial gas manufacturing and supply to our list of sectors served shows how our workflow and asset management software solutions are adaptable to many different work environments. SuppliedAn Arrow Lab wearable “Greece is the second European market we have entered, and we look forward to growing our geographic footprint with our new, global client,” added Darwish who previously specialised in building software solutions for mega infrastructure projects. Accessed by mobile app, web, and wearables, MIMS connects employees, machines and facilities to deliver improved workflow execution. With thousands of frontline workers now operating on the MIMS platform, and anticipated triple-digit percentage growth, Darwish said the company continues to solve the disconnect between the frontline work and the back office. He added that customers can reduce operating costs by up to 20 percent and increase staff productivity by 30 percent using its platform. Founded in 2011, Arrow Labs aims to transform the way companies manage field resources through smart technology wearables and services. It has operational hubs in the US, the UAE and South-East Asia and is backed by international and regional investors. Draper, Arrow Labs’ principal backer, said at the time of his investment in July 2021: “It really caught my eye with a solution to an issue affecting hundreds of millions of workers globally. “For many years investment in critical remote working tools has focused almost exclusively on office based staff. This has caused front-line workers to become disconnected. “Arrow Labs has built the solution the world needs, which is already being used by some of the biggest global brands.” Draper’s other prominent investments include Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter.