FAMCO launches Qatar branch, expands GCC footprint
FAMCO wants to be Middle East's largest equipment distributor says MD
Al-Futtaim Group's distributor of commercial vehicles, construction and industrial equipment, FAMCO (Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co), has launched its operations in Qatar.
The launch coincides with the firm's sponsorship of the Construction Week Qatar Awards, which are being held tonight at at the Grand Hyatt, Doha.
"While the Al-Futtaim Group has excellent historical business ties in Qatar, we felt the time is right for a dedicated operation in Qatar to service the country’s rapidly growing construction and logistics industry," said Paul Floyd, managing director at FAMCO.
"FAMCO is already known as the leading supplier for construction, logistics and industrial equipment in the UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia, and with our Qatar branch we continue our ambition for becoming the Middle East’s largest equipment distributor."
The Qatar branch had been signalled by FAMCO for some time, and comes on the heels of their branch that opened in Oman, and their acquisition of Saudi Arabia's Al Rehab, the dealer for Volvo Construction Equipment in the Kingdom, in December 2011.
The company has an ambitious regional expansion plan across the GCC, building on the success of their customer-focused approach in the UAE.
In Qatar the company will be the exclusive distributor for Linde material handling equipment, Ingersoll Rand industrial air compressors, Himoinsa generators and lighting towers, plus Nassau doors, Hart doors and Stertil dock levellers .
FAMCO has already supplied Himoinsa products to leading construction companies and Linde forklifts to Qatar Duty Free.
"FAMCO is known for its focus on customer support and after sales service, and we are excited to bring this expertise to Qatar," said Floyd.
"We intend to quickly expand our product base in Qatar by bringing in world-renowned brands in transport, construction equipment, logistics and industrial equipment.”
FAMCO trades in Qatar under the trade license of 'Hamad & Mohamad Al Futtaim-FAMCO W.L.L.'