Project Qatar 2014, the 11th International Construction, Technology and Building Materials Exhibition is proving to be a resounding success as the companies exhibiting at Project Qatar 2014 span over a broad range of products, services and solutions.
The broad scope of Project Qatar 2014 allowed visitors to liaise with suppliers and exhibitors covering all sub-sectors of the construction industry – from building materials to engineering and design services – to heavy machinery, glass, pumps, steel producers and sustainable wood products. Many are global leaders in their sector as well as established SMEs, others are new to Qatar, exhibiting their innovative concepts for the first time, while the rest are companies the event welcomes back each year. All are driven to Project Qatar as it provides a unique and dynamic platform for buyers and suppliers to forge partnerships and propel future developments in Qatar’s multi-billion dollar construction sector.
While many companies are exhibiting at Project Qatar 2014 to build relationships and search for local representatives and distributors, others are showcasing their capabilities to ensure that their products and services remain in the public eye and recognized by the end-user in a global environment.
Al Hamad Automobiles is one such company showcasing their products and services at Project Qatar 2014 and on its opening day at an official key handover ceremony at Project Qatar, awarded MIDMAC Contracting a brand new JAC Dump Truck as recognition for its professional and dedicated services and for reaching one million kilometers without any technical fault.
Al Hamad Automobiles is a leading and established automobile company and the exclusive agent of JAC trucks in Qatar where a permanent team of JAC automobile engineers are stationed at Al Hamad Automobiles offering service facilities, supervising repairs and maintenance. JAC Motors (China) comprehensive range of automobiles features a high performance heavy-duty dump truck which operates on a large number of infrastructure projects in the region. It has a prominent presence in Qatar which is significant to any new entrant in a market ruled by European brands. MIDMAC Contracting is one of the largest Qatari contracting organizations for delivering large and challenging projects and is the largest fleet owner of JAC trucks in Qatar.
George Annish, General Manager of Al Hamad Automobiles said: “We have enjoyed a strong 45-year relationship with JAC International and are delighted to hand over the keys and award a brand new heavy-duty dump truck to MIDMAC Consulting. It is recognized that MIDMAC is the best fleet sales customer and we value their commitment and professionalism. Presenting the JAC truck to MIDMAC with an official ceremony has been our highlight of Project Qatar 2014. This year’s exhibition has been the best year yet and Project Qatar continues to be an outstanding platform for us to meet with our partners and continue to build and strengthen our relationships in Qatar.”
International exhibitors are finding numerous opportunities to do business in Qatar as they explore the multitude of projects being undertaken as part of the lead up to Qatar’s $200 billion master plan to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Project Qatar 2014 has provided a platform for international exhibitors to get a first-hand view of the development plans, meet local operators in the markets, and develop new business partnerships.
In contrast, a number of Qatar-based companies exhibiting at Project Qatar are largely looking for international partners that will enable them to bring new technologies including sustainable and eco-friendly products and services to the local market, and offer local companies an opportunity to expand their business operations outside Qatar.
Tawrid Qatar is the trading company distributing industrial installations mainly related to concrete and partners with German company Ecofrog to distribute their products in Qatar. Ecofrog focuses on the design, construction and installation of custom made recycling plants for the concrete industry. One of their specialist machines is a concrete recycling reclaimer providing a highly ecological solution for separating waste water from hard materials. Instead of dumping waste on land, this specific machine assembles the materials and aggregates the hard materials such as sand, while separating it from waste and clean water.
Hadi Khoury, General Manager of Tawrid Qatar, said: “Qatar’s need for not only large and complex machinery and equipment but products and services with sustainable and ecofriendly solutions makes it a perfect market to host a specialized exhibition like Project Qatar in the Middle East. We are very pleased to be present here at Project Qatar and believe we are making an impact. We have quoted work for a number of potential clients and we have already sold one of our specialist machines to UDC – United Ready-Mix in the Lusail Area. A number of companies have shown a huge interest in our concrete recycling reclaimer product throughout the duration of Project Qatar.”
The wide breadth and scope of Project Qatar 2014 has led many exhibitors and visitors to remark that Project Qatar is not just an exhibition mirroring the aspirations of Qatar’s construction industry, but an event establishing itself as the most renowned platform for the construction industry worldwide.