First X-cite store opens in Riyadh – Alghanim Industries continues expansion in Saudi

Chariman of Alghanim Industries Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim
Chariman of Alghanim Industries Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim

KUWAIT: Alghanim Industries announced the expansion of its consumer electronics retail business, and insulation manufacturing business in Saudi Arabia. A leading destination for multi-brand consumer electronics, X-Cite is a critical part of the Alghanim Industries portfolio of companies and a fast-growing electronics brand. The opening was marked with a celebration hosted by the Council of Saudi Chambers.

Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim, Chairman of Alghanim Industries commented saying: “We appreciate the support from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and look forward to creating jobs and delivering high quality products and services to Saudi citizens for many years to come.”

The new showroom, located at King Abdullah Road, is a one-stop shop for consumers who are looking for a range of products from mobile phones to televisions to major appliances. It is also the first step in a wider expansion in KSA, with a second X-cite showroom expected to open later this year.

“Our goal is simple: give our customersa world-class electronics retail experience,” said Omar Kutayba Alghanim, Chief Executive Officer, Alghanim Industries.”We never lose sight of our customers, and we are committed to serving their needs at every turn. We arethrilled to serve the people of Saudi Arabia and look forward to many years of success in Riyadh.”

New stone wool factory under  construction in Yanbu

Alghanim Industries has a joint venture with Saint-Gobain, having created the Saudi International Insulation Manufacturing Company (SIIMCO). The SIIMCO factory, owned equally by Alghanim Industries and Saint-Gobain, will produce stone wool insulation products with exceptional fire protection, thermal and acoustic properties, such as slabs, rolls, stitched mats and pre-formed pipe sections that will be sold across the region.The factory will start operating in the first quarter of 2016. It is noteworthy that this is Alghanim Industries’ second joint venture with Saint-Gobain, the first being IZOCAM – Turkey’s leading insulation company, which celebrated its 50 year anniversary earlier this year.

Growth on the horizon

Alghanim Industries is also currently working on expandingmore of its brands into KSA. The company continues to evaluate and assess growth opportunities in the Kingdom and in the greater MENA region.

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