The Automotive Association of the Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) has added yet another high profile member with Gargash Group signing a membership agreement for all automotive brands represented by Gargash Enterprises and Gargash Motors.

Celebrating 100 years of their presence in the region, Gargash Group of Companies is one of the few family owned companies in the United Arab Emirates to have enjoyed an accelerated progress in line with the country’s growth.

Racing at a pace that defines their success today, Gargash’s drive and passion has seen its portfolio grow to include holdings in automotive, real estate, and investments.

Shehab Gargash, CEO for Gargash Group and the Chairman of Daman Investments with Alan Whaley, Chairman of AMENA Automotive.

“We operate in a market that thrives on cutting edge technological advancement. While the GCC is a small market it is very adapting, one that is important for the industry, therefore the association will further advocate the distributors’ thoughts and ideas, which is a big boost for us,” Shehab Gargash added.

A Leading Brand

Established in 1958, Gargash Enterprises is the authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates. Today the company employs over 1000 people, and has become one of the largest brands driving the Mercedes-Benz business and service. Gargash Motors is the official distributor of Alfa Romeo in the United Arab Emirates since 1992 and since 2015, Gargash Motors signed up with GAC Motor, the leading carmaker from China, to become the exclusive distributor of GAC cars in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2017, Gargash Enterprises won the best regional dealership award at the MBCME Regional Dealer Awards. Apart from two best sales performance awards won in 2005 and 2012.

Gargash Group's progress over the decades is a testimony to its founding father’s foresight, solid business sense and great business ethics.

A Significant Partnership

“We recognize the importance of having a professional association that represents the industry. Such associations advocate the cause of the importers and strive to assist the industry and raise the standards in a market that is extremely important in the global stage of the automotive industry as it represents the upper end of the spectrum of vehicles especially in the premium and luxury segment,” said Shehab Gargash, CEO for Gargash Group and the Chairman of Daman Investments.

The global automotive landscape and the UAE market along with it, is amid a revolution with auto giants around the world pushing electric powertrains and self-driving tech to the centre stage. Being a major player in the automotive scene in the UAE, Gargash Group can leverage AMENA’s vast knowledge, experience and insights from the region to navigate these challenges effectively.

Chairman of AMENA Automotive, Alan Whaley lauded Gargash Group’s commitment towards raising the standards in the automotive industry and adapting quickly to the disruptions and challenges faced by a rapidly changing automotive landscape.

AMENA Automotive was founded in 2018, with an aim to stimulate growth in the industry by sharing knowledge, guidance and best practices. “AMENA Automotive was founded as a partnership-led company and we’re proud to join forces with world-class partners,” said Alan Whaley, Chairman of AMENA.

Gargash Group joins a fast growing list of AMENA members in the region that include Nissan, Michelin, AkzoNobel, CDK Global, Bird & Bird, YallaMotor, Alvarez & Marsal and Aspiriti.