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 Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim bin Hamad Al Thani and in the presence of Minister of Energy & Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada and Angelika Renate Storz-Chakarji, Ambassador of Germany, the facility was inaugurated at the New Industrial Area, recently.

The 14,000sqm manufacturing plant is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology that includes a 7-stage automatic powder coating system; a 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, and Terasaki Electric Co. Japan and Ryowo Hong Kong in bringing a combined 250 years of management, and technical collaboration.

Among the business sectors and projects targeted by Al Bidda Switchgear are oil & gas, power distribution, Qatar Rail, stadiums, and industrial /commercial infrastructure.

“We are truly honoured and thankful for all the support provided to us by the Government of Qatar and H E 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 honouring 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 about 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.