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Al Attiya Motors & Trading Company (AMTC), the Qatari importer of Renault Trucks, has announced the inauguration of a US$6.5mn workshop in Doha
With the construction sector growing rapidly in Qatar, AMTC decided to open the workshop, with company officials stating that the sector’s growth was likely to result in a 30 per cent increase in profits for Renault Trucks and AMTC.
The new workshop is located just off the main highway in the Doha Industrial Area, providing easy access for regular servicing and maintenance. The capacity of the workshop has been doubled from 150 to 300 job cards per month, with state-of-the-art tooling and extra parking spaces for trucks. To allow AMTC additional flexibility, a new 280HP 4x4 Midlum mobile workshop is already in operation.
Mohammed Maali, CEO of AMTC, said, “Our relationship with Renault Trucks is a partnership. We are not purchasers and they are not vendors. We are partners. Recently, we secured a major tender for 190 trucks from Doha Municipality. If it wasn’t for the support and contribution of Renault Trucks towards this tender, we wouldn’t have been able to bid, let alone win. The tender was won as a direct result of their extra support.”
With nearly 2,000 Renault Trucks currently in operation across Qatar, the new workshop will help accommodate the increasing demand on maintenance due to the growing numbers of trucks in the country.
Lars Erik Forsbergh, president of Renault Trucks Middle East, said, “Qatar is a very important market for Renault Trucks and the support of AMTC and their commitment to the brand in their region is invaluable. The business environment in the Middle East is different.”