Posted on February 15, 2015

Al Bidda Switchgear, part of the Al Bidda Group – a conglomerate with a wide variety of business activities and Chaired by Sheikh Suhaim Bin Abdul Aziz Bin Suhaim Al Thani, has inaugurated the largest, world-class facility in Qatar for total electrical switchgear manufacturing, general sheet metal engineering and fabrication, powder coating services and general trading .

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Suhaim Bin Hamad Al Thani and in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Angelika Renate Storz-Chakarji, Ambassador of Germany, the facility was inaugurated at the New Industrial Area, on Sunday, the 8th February 2015. The 14,000 m² manufacturing plant is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology that includes 7-stage automatic powder coating system; fully-automated CO2 laser cutter; fully-automated turret punch; automated CNC press brakes; CNC copper cutting, punching and bending systems; as well as testing, verification, service and repair equipment.

Al Bidda Switchgear has partnered with MP&E Services Australia Pty. Ltd, NATUS GmbH Germany, Terasaki Electric Co. Japan and Ryowo Hong Kong in bringing a combined 250 years of Management, Technical Collaboration, complete manufacture of their world-class Products and Services to Qatar. Among the business sectors and projects targeted by Al Bidda Switchgear are oil & gas, Power Distribution, Qatar Rail, Stadiums, and Industrial / Commercial infrastructure.

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“We are truly honored and thankful for all the support provided to us by the Government of Qatar and His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Suhaim Bin Hamad Al Thani,” Sheikh Suhaim said. “I also wish to thank H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry for his support and for honoring us today with his presence. Indeed, through their help and guidance, this facility has now become a reality. “With a Management team that boasts over 40 years of experience in switchgear, fabrication engineering and manufacturing, we are confident of delivering the highest standards of product and service excellence across the market and are extremely optimistic of our market leadership in this field,” he added.

The high - and low-voltage products that the new facility will be manufacturing include HV and MV Switchboards, LV Main Distribution Boards, LV Motor Control Centres, LV Sub-Distribution Boards, Motor Starters, and Feeder and Distribution Pillars. Additionally, Al Bidda Switchgear will also provide after-sales service & support as well as maintenance services. On the other hand, the sheet steel fabrication facility will provide IT and Communications cabinets, shelters and custom designs, parts and structures, general enclosure manufacture, and mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel products and parts.

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Meanwhile, the powder coating facilities will provide services to parts & components manufacturers, steel products manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), architectural and construction sector, and the oil & gas sector. As part of Qatar’s National Vision 2030 Plan, the non-hydrocarbon sector in Qatar continues to drive economic growth and supports the diversification of its economy. Confirming Qatar’s ongoing rapid process of economic diversification away from its traditional role as a hydrocarbon exporter and into a manufacturing and services hub, manufacturing activities such as that of Al Bidda Switchgear is expected to grow impressively.

Accordingly, with the commencement of production at Al Bidda Switchgear’s facility following its inauguration, it is expected to make a significantly huge contribution towards the achievement of the economic targets set forth in Qatar’s National Vision 2030 Plan. On top of this, the company is also deeply committed to providing the market with world-class quality products and services. 

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