APTEC Establishes Group Headquarters at Dubai Internet
26th September 2006
DUBAI, October 2006
APTEC Holding, the leading regional
provider of IT and telecom products, solutions and
services, announces the opening of its new headquarters
in Dubai Internet City (DIC) on Sunday the 8th
The new headquarters will consolidate the operations of
its four subsidiaries: APTEC Distribution, a distributor
of computing and telephony products; Advanced Technology
Services (ATS), an IT security consulting and services
company; APTEC Kiosk Services (AKS), a provider of
self-service kiosk solutions; and Brightec, APTEC’s
joint venture with Brightstar Corp., a global leader in
wireless distribution and supply chain solutions.
The new base will be located in a custom-built facility
in the heart of Dubai Internet City. Dr. Ali Baghdadi,
CEO and President, APTEC Holdings said: "Establishing in
DIC is a strategic move that enables us to be part of a
vibrant community of global and regional ICT companies.
The Dubai Internet City community is rich with channel
development opportunities and offers the ideal platform
for expanding our growth both in the Middle East and the
other markets we target.”
Jamal Abdul Salam, Executive Director of Dubai Internet
City Said: “APTEC is latest regional IT giant to Benefit
from establishing its headquarters in Dubai Internet
City, we are very happy to welcome APTEC, which has
considerable expertise in bringing cutting edge IT and
telecom services to the region”.
APTEC Holdings, which opened its Dubai subsidiary nine
years ago, is a
wholesale distributor of products of leading computing
and telecom brands in the Middle East, Turkey, Africa
and Central Asia. Global
brands, whose products it distributes include Acer,
D-Link, IBM, Lenovo, HP, 3Com, 3M, Computer Associates,
Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee, BenQ, Logitech, Sun
Microsystems, Lexmark and Avaya.
The company has more
than 400 employees in 40 countries across the region.
Prior to the establishment of the new headquarters in
DIC, the group’s subsidiaries operated out of different
locations in Dubai.
“Our Dubai Internet City base helps us strengthen our
relationships with our vendors, many of whom are based
in the DIC community,” said Bahaa Salah, General Manager
for APTEC Distribution and Regional Sales Director for
APTEC Holdings. “By leveraging Dubai Internet City’s
business support services, we will also be able to serve
our customers better.”
APTEC has an extensive distribution network in the
region supported by six warehousing facilities in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon and Turkey. As
early as 1997, APTEC established a logistics centre in
Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) to serve its
customers in the Gulf and Africa. Currently, the company
has partnerships with more than 5000 resellers in more
than 70 countries.
is the leading distributor of IT and telecommunications
products in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and CIS. It
has unique regional coverage with offices in the UAE,
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Kuwait and Africa.
A Long-term reliable player in the Middle East, Aptec
has been trading since 1980. Aptec offers a
one-stop-shop for a complete range of IT and Telecom
products. It serves the region from 5 strategically
located warehouses, comprising more than 35,000 sq. ft
in warehousing facilities.
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