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Crown Prince launches Alat to make KSA global hub for electronics and advanced industries

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Mohammed bin Salman announced on Thursday the launch of Alat company that aimed to contribute to making Saudi Arabia a global hub for electronics and advanced industries. The new company aims to create 39,000 direct jobs and achieve a direct non-oil GDP contribution of $9.3 billion in Saudi Arabia by the year 2030.

The PIF company would become a national champion that will contribute to the objective of making Saudi Arabia a global hub for sustainable technology manufacturing that focuses on advanced technologies and electronics. Alat will focus on manufacturing products that serve local and international markets within seven key strategic business units such as advanced industries and semiconductors, smart appliances, smart health, smart devices and smart buildings, and next generation infrastructure.

The company, chaired by the Crown Prince, aims to enhance the capabilities of the Saudi technology sector, increase its contribution to local content through benefiting from the rapid development of this sector, and increasing the nation’s attractiveness and its ability to create investment opportunities. Alat will also enable the private sector through its strategic partnerships with leading international players in manufacturing and technology, which will enhance the economic ecosystem locally and regionally.

The company will build partnerships to enable the transformation of the industrial sector globally by providing sustainable industrial solutions based on clean energy sources. These partnerships will help meet commercial demand, keep pace with the needs of the next generation of manufacturing, enhance the strength of local supply chains and contribute to making Saudi Arabia a global center for advanced technological manufacturing.

Alat will manufacture more than 30 product categories that will serve vital sectors. These include robotic systems, communication systems, advanced computers and digital entertainment products, as well as advanced heavy machinery used in construction, building and mining.

The company aims to strengthen innovation, manufacturing and research and development, and localize expertise in the industrial and electronics sectors by developing local talent and enhancing job opportunities.

Alat will focus on providing sustainable manufacturing solutions for international companies by accessing clean energy resources in Saudi Arabia to reach carbon neutral goals by 2060, while PIF’s own goal is to be carbon neutral by 2050.

It will also enable those global industrial companies to benefit from the competitive advantages of the Saudi economy, its unique geographical location and its investments in the technology sector. The establishment of Alat aligns with PIF’s strategy to expand in sectors that are priorities, while strengthening local supply chains to enable economic diversification and sustainable growth in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.

 

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