Al Fahim Group’s CM&E reveals sustainable growth in 2016

A glamorous annual event was held to thank the firm’s partner dealerships and customers at Rixos The Palm, in Dubai earlier this month.
Updated 14 February 2017
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Al Fahim Group’s CM&E reveals sustainable growth in 2016

UAE-based automotive parts and aftermarket firm reveals sustainable growth for 2016.
Central Motors and Equipment (CM&E) announced it enjoyed a slight growth as it expanded geographically and grew its passenger car and workshop test equipment businesses.
The firm, part of the Al Fahim Group, saw its revenues soar as it expanded its business and signed exclusive distribution partnership agreements with some world-leading manufacturers.
Last year CM&E increased its geographical coverage by 19 percent, its commercial vehicle business by 17 percent, its passenger car business by 18 percent and its workshop test equipment sales by 25 percent.
The UAE-based automotive products distributor revealed the strong annual performance at a glamorous annual event held to thank its partner dealerships and customers attended by over 600 guests at Rixos The Palm, in Dubai earlier this month.
Looking to the year ahead, Frank Bernthaler, CEO of Al Fahim Automotive, said: “The market is undergoing a huge transformation, which means we need to adapt by changing our ways of doing business to meet new market demands. This means, adding value and giving our customers an unequivocal experience.
“The future opens big opportunities for growth to us and Al Fahim Automotive is there to ensure CM&E continues to lead in the industry by being a complete automotive aftermarket importer and distributor in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain — through Eastern Motors. “Moreover, at Al Fahim Group, we are looking at how we can contribute to Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision, which explicitly highlights the importance of sustainability and in reducing our carbon footprint. And I am confident CM&E will cater to this transition and pave the way for others to follow.”
Ismaeel Hassen, general manager of CM&E, said: “2016 was a tough year for the UAE, the region, and the world at large. However, despite these tremendous challenges, the automotive aftermarket industry is a fast growing sector in the GCC and CM&E was able to seize this opportunity for growth.
“We managed to introduce new brands into our portfolio, such as Kendall Motor Oil and Cyclo, and we have geographically expanded some of our businesses into other districts within Abu Dhabi. I am also proud of the fact that we have the highest growth in the workshop test equipment business across the MENA region.”


Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Updated 19 April 2018
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Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Genesis has officially launched its compact G70 luxury sedan in Middle East markets, completing the brand’s core sedan lineup. Engineered as a dynamic car with strong appeal to younger customers and more enthusiastic drivers, the G70 joins the flagship G90 large sedan and mid-sized G80 and G80 Sport.

“Genesis has been very well received in the Middle East, and the Genesis G70 will be an exciting new chapter in our story,” said Altar Yilmaz, Genesis general manager for the Africa and Middle East region. “For many of our potential customers, this is the Genesis they have been waiting for.”

The arrival of the Genesis G70 in showrooms follows a previous display presentation at the Dubai International Motor Show in November 2017, where Genesis fielded a large number of inquiries about the car. With larger G80 and G90 models already growing a strong base of loyal customers, it is expected the compact model will add significantly to the brand’s appeal in the competitive Middle East luxury car market.

The G70 showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design identity. 

“The G70’s interior is configured to prioritize an excellent user experience, with superb fit and finish throughout. The interior packaging reflects simplicity, with an emphasis on genuine functionality instead of gimmickry. A horizontal layout brings a sense of stability, with an intuitively laid-out switchgear and a comfortable, assertive sport steering wheel,” the carmaker said.

The G70 offers two powertrains in the Middle East region — a 3.3-liter V6 petrol turbo and 2.0-liter I4 petrol turbo.  The Lambda II 3.3-liter V6 turbo GDI engine is the heart of the enthusiast-focused G70 Sport, with 370 ps and maximum torque of 52.0 kg.m (510 N.m) 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 270 km/h.