Press Articles

Created on 2016-08-04

Almuftah Group executives welcomed Mr. Jaime Alberto Ramirez Alzate, President, Global Emerging Markets of Stanley Black & Decker, together with Mr. Nabil Khlat, Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa in a recent visit at its head office in Doha.

Executives from Stanley Black & Decker were received by Almuftah Group Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahim Almuftah along with the management team from Almuftah Trading.

The visit underscores the position of the brand in Qatar, which constitute a significant margin in Almuftah Trading's brand portfolio. Stanley Black & Decker also represents one of the pioneering brands brought to the local market by Almuftah Group with a dealership stretching for over 25 years. Since then, it continues to grow the brand's presence in Qatar every year.

During the visit, Mr. Alzate expressed his appreciation for the enduring partnership saying that, "Our presence in this region continues to be bolstered by our dealerships with our hardworking partners especially with Almuftah Group." He also added that, "We highly commend your persistent drive to bring our brand forward in Qatar...which in the end brings our innovations to better suite our customers’ needs."

Mr. Ibrahim Almuftah shared that, "Our confidence in the brand has only strengthened through the decades that we have shared together with Stanley Black & Decker. From a single showroom in the past, we have brought the brand closer to the consumers by making them available in various large and small retail outlets across Qatar."

Through its retail outlets, Almuftah Group continues to expand the Stanley Black & Decker brand by adding more consumer products, including rice cookers, ovens, hand and power tools, food processors, vacuum cleaners, blenders, sandwich makes, toasters, coffee makers, irons, hair dryers, and many other household electronics. The brand is known for its reliability where customers can enjoy an excellent after-sales service with 2-years warranty.

Sheikh Khalid opens QIIB’s new branch at The Mall
Created on 2018-10-04

QIIB’s newest branch was formally opened at The Mall in Al Hilal by bank chairman and managing director Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah al-Thani yesterday.

The branch opening, QIIB said, is part of its plan to expand locally and reorganise its branch network to cater to the ever-increasing customer base and meet their growing needs.

The opening ceremony was attended by QIIB board members, dignitaries and other senior executives. Sheikh Dr Khalid urged employees of the new branch to provide services to customers at a level that matches the other branches in terms of quality and speed.

He stressed on the importance of maintaining customer loyalty with products and services that suit their needs, in the light of the highest standards QIIB has set for servicing its customers.

He expressed satisfaction at the “outstanding” results achieved by QIIB in terms of reorganising its branch network. Key to reorganising the QIIB branch network is customer convenience. The new QIIB branch is located on the first floor of The Mall complex (Gate No 7).

Its location has been carefully chosen in view of the importance of Al Hilal, which has many commercial establishments besides residential areas.

The new branch is spacious and spots a modern design. The business hours suit customers with extended time during morning and evening hours. Adequate parking facilities have been provided at the complex to ensure that customers find convenience in visiting the branch.

QIIB chief executive officer Dr Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei said, “We are implementing an expansion strategy, locally in Qatar, with one main priority — meeting the expectations of our customers. Strengthening our presence in prime locations such as malls, which are attractive destinations of different categories of our clients, helps us achieve this goal.

“As you can see, we are moving ahead with plans that we have announced previously to expand our presence in vibrant commercial centres, where extended business hours during the morning and evening are a distinctive feature. Also, we can provide various services under one roof, which means our customers can save precious time and efforts,” he noted.

Dr al-Shaibei said, “The QIIB branch at The Mall is the fifth such facility to be set up in commercial centres. This is in line with the opening of QIIB branches at Ezdan Al Gharafa Mall, Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival City Mall and City Center Mall. This new branch will serve a wide segment of customers living in the vicinity of The Mall at Hilal.”

Dr al-Shaibei assured that “QIIB expansion plans will continue in the period ahead. We provide our clients access to modern banking services and products in the most efficient manner. In a short while, we will be inaugurating a new branch at the Ezdan Mall in Al Wakrah.”

In parallel, QIIB continues to develop its alternative banking channels such as mobile banking, Internet banking, retail and corporate banking, as well as the development and expansion of the bank’s nation-wide ATM network.

The investment in these channels is a continuous strategy because they are of great importance. The Mall branch operates from Saturday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 2.30pm and from 3.30pm to 9pm. On Fridays, the branch will be open for business from 4pm to 9pm.

Created on 2016-09-20

In cooperation with the National Center for Cancer and Research (NCCR), Almuftah Group’s Social Committee unveiled its new, proactive outreach program for cancer patients in Hamad Hospital.

The Social Committee from different Almuftah Group divisions, gave away bags filled with gifts in accordance with the recommendations of the hospital administrator. The slogan “We are one and Simply, We Care” define Almuftah Group’s deep commitment towards its social community responsibilities and missions.

According to Mr. Rami Yarvas, HR Manager of Almuftah Group, this outreach program “inspired and affected our lives in a positive way…to be able to be given the opportunity to bring a smile and hope to those cancer patients.”

For their part, the NCCR Administrators and staff were elated for the outpouring of support, expressing their “wholehearted thanks and appreciation to Almuftah Group for their generous undertaking and initiative.”

In addition, the Social Committee is encouraging other staff to join them in this initiative as more projects have been lined-up for the rest of 2016.

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