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Power Hour 2022: Murali Serpakkam, Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies , Ranks 32nd

Murali Serpakkam, Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies

Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies (AFET), is a holistic engineering and technology solutions company, led by its Managing Director, Murali Serpakkam, part of the Al-Futtaim Group. It operates in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Qatar.

With over 45 years of operations, AFET is the premium choice and a trusted industry leader providing superior reliable products and services such as MEP, Facilities Management, Air Conditioning, Scaffolding and Access Solutions, Elevators and Escalators, Control and Life Safety, Building Products, Energy Management, Digital Transformation and Technology Infrastructure to the building industry.

AFET targets businesses looking to advance and elevate customer and business partners’ reputations with quality, reliability, and on-time work providing complete business solutions for large, medium, and small customers. AFET is strengthening its competitiveness within the building industry by executing and growing its business in other regions in the Middle East and Asia. As part of this ongoing strategy to grow its presence regionally, the company has been expanding its pioneering engineering and technologies solutions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The established success of AFET has been primarily due to its ability to help their partners and customers efficiently build, manage, enhance and protect residential and commercial places. Our team of specialists leverage their expertise to drive innovation, introduce disruptive solutions and show up as a sure-fire decision offering our partners superiority, quality, reliability, and safety.
Over the past year, AFET been involved in the construction of multiple projects in the region, including the Wyndham Deira waterfront, Intercontinental Residence DFC, and the Dubai World Trade Centre’s 25Hours hotel in UAE; the construction of the Vendome Mall in Qatar; the Mandarin Hotel Riyadh and has made considerable progress on the Jabal Omar Development’s phase three in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to the above, AFET has also been awarded a three-year contract to provide facilities management services for Dubai Municipality’s Mohamed Bin Rashid Library. Furthermore, their maintenance service business grew by 20% in the last year. AFET also made notable progress in some legacy debts collection and closed 2021 on a strong note.

CSR activities for AFET included organising health checkups for staff and others in their facilities; refurbishing the MEP works for a mosque in Abu Dhabi; as well as ensuring internships for students from the USA, Canada, India, and the UAE.