Interest in telecommunications dates back to the 1940s when Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co. Ltd. with the support of ITT of the USA, installed the first broadcasting station in Jeddah, and it started to market a sophisticated range of private automatic telephone exchanges and ancillary equipment. It was also involved in and represented ITT, Marconi and Lockheed consortium for the installation of the first modern air traffic control system in the Kingdom in the 1970s.

The creation of the General Technical Division (GENTEC) was a response to the potential of Telecommunications as an area of expansion and for in-country installation and maintenance of related equipment. GENTEC's objectives were to seek out and develop new business projects and to provide efficient after-sales capability.

Currently, GENTEC is one of the leading contractors for telecommunications in the Kingdom. It is ISO9001:2000 certified. The Agency for Classification of Contractors at the Ministry of Public Works and Housing has qualified GENTEC to execute the large size of projects in Operation and Maintenance.

GENTEC's in-country permanent staff has the capacity to perform major turnkey projects, which require concept, design, engineering, project management, installation, training, operation and maintenance and after sale support in the field of military communications, radio UHF/VHF, microwave radio communications, data and fiber optic, CCTV/CATV, security and fire alarm.

GENTEC draws on its association with reputable overseas manufacturers like Superior Essex (USA), MEISEI (Japan),JRC (Japan), Frequentis (Austria), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and MITEL (Canada). It has become one of the leading system integrators in the Kingdom.

GENTEC has its operational headquarters in Jeddah and regional offices in Riyadh and Al Khobar.


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Alireza February,2020