- 21 December 2017
Alghanim Auto reveals future expansion plans in the presence of the President of Ford Middle East & Africa
Kuwait, 21 December 2017: Alghanim Auto, the official dealer of Ford Motor Company, Ford Trucks and Lincoln Motor Company in Kuwait, revealed its future expansion plans at a press event hosted by CEO of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim, held at the Ford Alghanim Showroom.
The event was attended by the President of Ford Middle East & Africa, Jacques Brent, the Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service of Ford Middle East & Africa, Met Arias, executives from Ford Middle East, Alghanim Industries and members of the press.
The event included a special ceremony where Omar K. Alghanim unveiled plans to open five new Ford, Ford Trucks, and Lincoln facilities within the next two years in several locations, including Shuwaikh, Fahaheel, and Ahmadi. Following the press event, attendees inaugurated the construction site of the new Ford Showroom and Service and Parts Center in Shuwaikh, where they participated in the first ground breaking ceremony.
Speaking at the event, Omar K. Alghanim said: "Over a year ago, Alghanim Industries became Ford's partner in Kuwait. We've achieved a great deal since announcing our partnership. Today, Ford Alghanim is a vibrant part of Kuwait's automotive sector. Both Alghanim Industries and Ford Motor Company began as family run businesses and for generations, have been serving customers' needs with products and services. Continuing this legacy, we're pleased to announce our plans to build new facilities that would expand our geographical reach and serve our customers with convenience, latest technologies and global knowhow."
He went on to say: "Alghanim Industries has over 70 years of experience in the automotive sector, which we intend to channel in order to provide our customers with the best experience. To that end, we're investing in state of the art facilities, all designed in a way that integrates world-class technology with the latest environmental practices. We're proud to represent Ford in Kuwait and, most of all – we're grateful to our customers for welcoming us into their hearts and homes."
President of Ford Middle East & Africa, Jacques Brent, said: "We are thrilled to partner with Alghanim Auto. They've done a tremendous job in growing the Ford brand locally in a short space of time. Not only delivering outstanding customer service, but also growing our customer base. Their passion for customer excellence and drive for the business is world-class and truly commendable, as evidenced by the great plans that Mr. Omar K. Alghanim revealed. Customers are at the heart of our business and their satisfaction and trust is core to our growth. And this customer-focused strategy is stronger than ever here in the Middle East, where we work with our distributor to deliver the products, services and ownership experience that our customers want and value."
He added: "Just last month we revealed to the Middle East region some of the latest additions to our lineup, including the much awaited all-new 2018 Ford Expedition full-size SUV, along with the new 2018 F-150 truck and the new 2018 Ford Mustang, in addition to the all-new Lincoln Navigator and the Presidential line. We are really excited about these products and can't wait to launch them in Kuwait"
The new Ford, Ford Trucks and Lincoln facilities for sales, service and parts will be fully automated, smartly controlled and among the best environment friendly buildings in the region, with the use of LED lighting, heat insulation, thermally insulated glass fascia, efficient cooling system and many other high quality features.
During the event, attendees toured the current Ford Showroom and Service and Spare Parts Center, the new dedicated Lincoln Alghanim Showroom in the Middle East and the first dedicated Ford Motorcraft Battery Sales and Service Center in the Middle East. Omar K. Alghanim and Jacques Brent presented the very first Ford sales customer, Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Slisel, and the very first Ford service customer, Mr. Ahmad Al-Ajamy, special tokens of appreciation for their trust and loyalty to Alghanim Auto.
Ford customers can visit the Ford Alghanim New Vehicle Showroom and Service and Spare Parts Center located in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area, opposite from the Classical Car Museum. Showroom working hours are from 9:00AM to 10:00PM, Sunday to Thursday, and 2:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday. Service Center working hours are from 7:00AM to 7:00PM Saturday to Thursday. Customers can also get in touch with the customer care center at 1898900.
About Alghanim Industries:
Alghanim Industries is one of the largest, privately-owned, companies in the MENA region. Founded at the turn of the century, in Kuwait, the company today employs more than 15,000 people in 30 businesses across 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations, which include: engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. The company is actively growing its brand portfolio, with a focus on top-tier global partners. Among them: Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Daewoo, Honda, Saint-Gobain and Toshiba. Additionally, Alghanim Industries has created a number of successful regional businesses, including X-cite (consumer electronics), and Safat Home (lifestyle and home furniture).
About Ford Alghanim:
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
Ford's history in the Middle East goes back more than 60 years. The company's local importer-dealers operate more than 155 facilities in the region and directly employ more than 7,000 people, the majority of whom are Arab Nationals. For more information on Ford Middle East, please visit www.me.ford.com.
Ford Middle East is also a responsible corporate citizen with currently various CSR initiatives running in the region including the Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants, Ford Warriors in Pink® breast cancer awareness campaign, Ford Driving Skills for Life for young drivers and the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy education initiative for young entrepreneurs.