International architectural product specialist KCC Architectural has announced a multiple contract win with three prestigious projects in Doha. The company has been appointed to supply door hardware and access control solutions to the Kempinski Hotel, Lusail Multi-Purpose Sports Hall and the Al Sadd Sports Stadium.The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE.
The new wins follow two other high-profile projects in Doha that have recently been completed for Qatar Airways Crew Accommodation Village and the Aspeter Hospital.
Having established its Qatari operations in November 2011, the Irish construction specification company has quickly become recognised for handling large projects, while providing professional specification, supply and installation services. KCC Architectural was founded in 1998 and has offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, London and Doha.
According to KCC Architectural Managing Director Chris Kilpatrick, ‘’ We anticipate that these projects will have a very positive impact on our order bank for 2014, leading to the employment of more staff in the Middle East, as well as in our Dublin office. It will also give us a strong platform to expand into other Middle Eastern markets.’’
He continued, ‘’we opened our office in Doha in November 2011 and received our first order for the prestigious Qatar Airways Crew Accommodation Village in 2012. Since then we have won numerous projects and we are looking forward to building on our success in 2014 and beyond.’’
Speaking in Doha during his trade mission to Qatar, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: ‘’These new contract wins are a clear statement of the continuing success of KCC Architectural since opening their office in Doha in 2011. This is a highly innovative company and we are once again seeing the importance of innovation in securing new export contracts for Irish companies. We can confidently look forward to following their continued growth in the region and I wish them every success’.
Speaking on the trade mission Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD said: “This announcement by KCC Architectural is very welcome and shows what is possible for Irish companies in this region. Construction and engineering are areas which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and KCC Architectural success in winning major contracts in Qatar is a great endorsement of the strength of Irish exporting businesses”.
KCC Architectural expects to open additional Middle East locations in Dubai, UAE and Oman during the first quarter of 2014.
KCC Architectural was founded in Dublin in 1998 and has a total number of 105 employees across five international offices – Dublin, Belfast, Cork, London and Doha.