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FTMC to assemble GE electronic equipment in Qatar

GE pursues policy of local assembly and distribution agreements.

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Qatar will become a launching pad for GE's localised distribution of electrical equipment.
Qatar will become a launching pad for GE's localised distribution of electrical equipment.

 GE and Qatar’s Al Farrai Trading & Manufacturing Company (FTMC) have signed an agreement over the assembly and supply of GE electrical equipment to five Middle Eastern countries, the US company has announced.

Under the agreement, FMTC will supply customers in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Jordan.

FMTC is already a licensed GE electrical distribution panel builder and will assemble GE’s low voltage switchgear.

The agreement is in line with its strategy of increasing localised distribution capabilities to serve a growing regional market, GE said in a press release. The new arrangement could create as many as 150 jobs, it added.

“This new facility demonstrates GE’s long-term strategy to support the Middle East’s economic and infrastructure development with a platform for future growth and reflects our commitment to localisation and knowledge sharing, by being closer to our customers.” said Joe Anis, president, GE Energy for the Middle East.

FMTC’s 7,000 square metre plant also will manufacture electrical equipment, including electrical distribution boards and sub-main distribution panels equipped with GE electrical components, used in the protection and distribution of electricity in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

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