09 September 2012

FAMCO Expands in Middle East with New Branch in Qatar

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 09 September 2012 - 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, 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. 

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 W.L.L.” 

Source: FAMCO