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10.10.2011
AlJaber Engineering strengthens operations with Caterpillar equipment purchase exceeding QR 50 milli

AlJaber Engineering – a leading Qatari General Contractor and affiliate of the AlJaber Holding- has invested in over QR50 million worth of equipment from Caterpillar, the US-based heavy equipment manufacturer.

AlJaber Engineering already retains the largest fleet of equipment in Qatar, a position that has been further fortified with the additional Caterpillar equipment acquisition. This equipment purchase will provide AlJaber Engineering with an increased capacity to meet the escalating demands of developments and infrastructural improvements that are taking place in Qatar – many driven by the Qatar National Vision 2030 programme and 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The newly acquired equipment will not only boosts AlJaber Engineering’s fleet of equipment in numerical terms, it will also modernise the fleet which will expand the magnitude and complexity of projects. The new equipment comprises of a variety of excavators including the mass excavation plants, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders and other heavy earthmoving equipment.  The Company has ensured continuous investment in equipment, manpower, HSE practices and efficient processes in order to cater to the growing construction requirements.

Al Jaber Engineering’s Managing Director, Osama Hadid, commented, “The rapid pace at which Qatar is changing through major developments is important to acknowledge, and it facilitates an encouraging climate in which to do business. We have underlined our ambition to get involved in as many large projects as possible and investing in equipment will help us achieve this. The quality of the equipment, aligned to the expertise and skills of our employees, will enable us to handle complex projects and to deliver even higher levels of efficiency and excellence to our valued clients’’.

Mohamed El-Kaddour, General Manager of Mohamed Abdulrahman Al-Bahar, the local dealer for Caterpillar equipment stated “We are proud to be a partner with AlJaber Engineering as we have a complete understanding of their growth potentials and strong capabilities. Part of our obligations is to support their expansions and assist them in sustaining their market leadership; this would be by providing them with our Best-In-Class construction equipment and unique integrated equipment management solutions through our various products and committed employees. We reconfirm our commitment to be the strongest link in AlJaber Engineering equipment solutions’ chain of supply as well as our commitment to the rapid development of the State of Qatar through similar partnerships.”

Osama Hadid concluded, “AlJaber Engineering also has a commitment to the growth of the State of Qatar and in making this investment we are expressing that commitment in tangible terms. As a company, we are geared towards sustainable growth within this market and we know that to fulfil our potential, it is imperative that we look to the future at all times. The strength of our partnership with Caterpillar through Mohamed Abdulrahman Al-Bahar and the satisfaction of our customers means that continued hard work will keep AlJaber Engineering in its market-leading position.”