First opening its doors for business in the region in 2001, ALS has a long list of satisfied clients and a large team of engineers and specialists throughout the region. As a leading materials handling and storage company, it has thrived on its commitment to be consistent and do what it promises to do at all times.
The main criteria for evaluating a supplier are previous experience and local presence; it is vital to compare companies based on their track records, as there will always be newcomers that promise the world but have no strength to survive the ups and downs of the market. As a result, they compete against an existing company and leave the client without support when it matters most.
On the other hand, ALS celebrates its 20th anniversary in the UAE in 2021 and stands out from its competitors in several important ways, not least in its flexibility. The company’s big competitors are very good at what they do, but they may not be able to offer the additional solution a client might need as extra for their operations. At ALS, they believe in taking on the challenges that clients request and fulfilling them quickly and cost-effectively.
With facilities in Dubai and the DMCC, ALS’s greatest asset is its team of highly trained, skilled and enthusiastic specialists, not forgetting its ability to ride out a lot of storms, such as the current pandemic, and still come out on top. This ongoing success is mainly due to its commitment and a belief in all that it undertakes.
ALS is a company that recognises and rewards its employees too, which motivates the entire team and ensures that everyone knows they are appreciated.
Expansion and Protecting the Environment
Looking to the future, ALS has plans to open new subsidiaries in the region, starting in Saudi Arabia and India with the local production of a number of its products. By using the local sub-contractors to fabricate the basic and most common products, the company reduces the delivery timeline and enhances the availability of local know-how and spare parts.
ALS is also leading the way when it comes to sustainability, constantly assessing what it means to its people, company, industry and clients. To guide this process, ALS considers challenges such as reducing the waste created in everything from its projects to its kitchens. It maintains a diverse and open company culture via its hiring practices and by attracting diverse job candidates.
The company admits that it does not have the answer to every question posed. Still, it tries to establish its sustainability objectives by following up on its goals and attempting to achieve them without harming the business or the environment.
ALS remains optimistic about growth opportunities in the years ahead, even though the Covid-19 pandemic has had a disastrous effect on businesses and communities all over the world. Even so, the company will keep working to diversify the business and seek new opportunities to ensure that ALS continues to grow stronger while keeping its staff safe and healthy. It’s a philosophy that prime ALS for further success throughout the 2020s and beyond.