FNRCO partners with Bahraini research and design studio

Updated 20 March 2019

FNRCO partners with Bahraini research and design studio

The First National Company for Human Resources (FNRCO), a human resource services and manpower solutions company in Saudi Arabia, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Archetype Foundry consultancy, a Bahrain-based research, design and development studio. 

Established in 2014 by three young professionals, Archetype Foundry designs and builds prototypes and product solutions in various areas using sophisticated hardware engineering and latest methods in pronto techniques, including digital fabrication technologies.

The contract was signed by Ali Jaber Al-Mahan, general manager of FNRCO, and Dr. Salman Abdullah Alaraibi, founding partner of Archetype Foundry. 

“This partnership aims to establish a design approach to services through an open collaborative platform that harnesses local, regional and international talents which will be hosted in both companies’ centers in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain,” a statement said.

FNRCO has considerable experience in providing business and project development services in Saudi Arabia. The company is registered and licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Labor and provides training for all professional and administrative specialties under the authorization of the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training.

Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Updated 16 July 2019

Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Volkswagen in Saudi Arabia, has announced a boost in sales to women following the first anniversary of women’s driving in the Kingdom. 

A milestone for women across the country with almost 50,000 driver licenses issued so far, the dealer has welcomed female drivers through the doors and as a result has experienced an increase in sales specifically to women, accounting for 25 percent of total sales so far for 2019. 

According to Samaco, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the No.1 choice for women and is preferred for its functionality and safety features. The Tiguan is closely followed by a popular car for larger families, the seven-seater Teramont — an SUV kitted with cutting-edge design and smart technology. 

Mohammed Moussa, general manager for Volkswagen at Samaco, said: “We are hugely proud to be a part of this exciting time for women across the country. Our increase in sales speak for themselves and we are honored to be the preferred choice for so many women and their families. With outstanding new models such as the latest Touareg and Teramont and the ever popular Tiguan, we have no doubt that Volkswagen will continue to play an exciting part of people’s journey to getting out onto the roads across Saudi Arabia.”

The increase in female Volkswagen owners in the Kingdom resulted in the first women’s car club forming earlier this year. Central to the creation of the club was Ammal Farhat, who has always been passionate about gender equality. She said the Volkswagen Women’s Car Club represents exactly that. 

“We were given the opportunity to drive a year ago and what a difference that year has made for thousands of women across Saudi Arabia. The Volkswagen Women’s Car Club unites us in a way that we never thought possible before. Now that we can get behind the wheel, we feel more empowered and have a greater sense of independence and control over our own lives,” said Farhat.

Samaco Automotive is the exclusive dealer of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche cars in Saudi Arabia. The company provides a full range of services incorporating sales of new and pre-owned cars and commercial vehicles, leasing and full after-sales support with a dedicated service and parts team located at its showrooms and workshops in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar.