Egypt is the site for General Electric Medical Systems (GEMS) first Middle East office. The operation, which will have 57 members of staff, will provide technical support for clients throughout the Middle East. The new office will offer services and equipment to doctors, hospital and clinics.
As quoted in Al-Ahram, the GEMS management’s decision to open an office in Egypt points to the fact that the company’s customer base in the region has grown to a point that justifies investing in a local operation, Hisham El-Azem, general manager of GEMS for the Middle East and Africa said.
Globally, GEMS global operations accounted for 6.6 percent of the General Electric group's total revenues of $112 billion in 1999. GEMS is only one of 10 divisions at GE, which also produces aircraft engines, appliances, power systems and transportation systems. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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