FAMCO launches new branch in Qatar

Press release
Published September 11th, 2012 - 07:20 GMT
Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company
Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company

In line with expansion plans throughout the Middle East region, FAMCO, Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co, the Al-Futtaim Group’s distributor of commercial vehicles, construction and industrial equipment, today announced the launch of its operations in Qatar. 

Paul Floyd, Managing Director at FAMCO said: “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. 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.” 

FAMCO in Qatar will be the exclusive distributor for Linde material handling equipment, Ingersoll Rand industrial air compressors, Himoinsa generators and lighting towers, 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. 

The company is known in the UAE and the region for its customer focused approach and for the strong support it provides through its service and parts network. It has bases in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah, and in 2011 started operations in Saudi Arabia and Oman. 

Mr. Floyd said: FAMCO is known for its focus on customer support and after sales service and we are excited to bring this expertise to Qatar. 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 will launch its operations in Qatar by sponsoring the Construction Week Awards that will be held on September 10 2012 at the Grand Hyatt, Doha. FAMCO trades in Qatar under the trade license of “Hamad & Mohamad Al Futtaim-FAMCO L.L.C.” 

Background Information

Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company

Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co. (FAMCO) is a market leading supplier of products & services to a diverse range of industries and commercial undertakings covering the transportation, construction, manufacturing, warehousing, oil & gas and marine sectors. FAMCO serves these industries with world-class brands like Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses, Volvo Construction Equipment, Merlo, Ingersoll Rand, Linde, Dexion, Yanmar, Himoinsa, Stanley Proto, Fenner, Bruynzeel, Mobel Linea, Meco, Bott, Stertil, Hart & Nassau.

FAMCO has operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah. The company’s development and success has been based on an in-depth understanding of customer needs and the dedication of its skilled staff. FAMCO is committed to providing outstanding second-to-none service levels to customers and to maintaining quality, safety and environmental standards at the highest possible levels. FAMCO is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company.

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