R&M chief plans big Qatar visit
Dubai, May 2, 2012
A high-level delegation from Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), a leader in production of copper and fiber-optic cables, will be in Doha to increase the company's focus on the fast developing market and boost its ties with local companies.
The Swiss structured cabling specialist, R&M has been present in the region for the past 12 years.
Martin Reichle, the owner and executive board member of R&M will be heading the team which will be on a four day business trip to the Qatari capital starting from May 5.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to my forthcoming visit. Growing our business in Qatar is a vital part of our plan for the Middle East region. The rapid growth of the telecom sector and the growing interest in FTTx technologies present us with the opportunity for large scale growth in the country,” noted Reichle.
During his tour, Reichle said he will visit the sites of projects currently in process.
Accompanying him will be Jean-Pierre Labry, executive VP Middle East and Africa, as well as other members of the regional management team.
R&M will be hosting a customer event on May 7 where the company chief will personally meet its customers and partners such as Gulf Business Machines (GBM), one of the leading systems integrators in Qatar, to explore new business opportunities.
Reichle will also meet the newly-appointed Swiss ambassador Martin Aeschbacher during a visit to the Museum of Islamic Art where R&M products have been installed.
“We are looking to expose our name and capabilities and exchange information with end users, IT consultants, structured cabling planners and installers. We invest heavily in the region for the region and our aim is to meet and tie-up with partners and customers who share this vision,” said Jean-Pierre Labry.
Mohammed Riyaz, R&M country manager for Qatar said, "We have been present in the country for the past 5 years and have already worked with key players across a broad range of vertical markets such as petrochemical, healthcare, finance, utilities, defense, transportation, telecom, city development, industrial and retail.”
R&M has seen extensive growth in the MEA region and has more than tripled its staff strength over the past three years, by developing first levels supports in the region for its supply chain, technical and training capabilities and marketing teams.-TradeArabia News Service