Mr Majid Al-Futtaim visited Japan in 1955 to secure his first automotive franchise. This marked the introduction of Toyota, the first Japanese vehicle in the UAE. Toyota was later supplemented by Lexus, Japan′s number one luxury car, and Hino, Japan′s number one truck and bus manufacturer.
The company′s Garage Equipment, Tyres, Batteries & Accessories Divisions, are successfully marketing a diverse product range which includes Toyo, Taurus and Cheng Shing tyres, Stomil-Olsztyn tyres, G.S & Panasonic batteries and garage equipment, including such brands as Sun Electric, Bradbury, Coats, Technodue, Stenhodge and Emco.
Today, Al-Futtaim Motors is the largest and most prominent company in the Group and the undisputed market leader in the automobile industry in the Emirates. Backed by their renowned slogan ′′We Care & It Shows′′, the company is a role model for automobile distributors, operating a fully computerised nationwide network of modern sales showrooms, fully equipped service work shops and spare parts centres located strategically in each emirate for customer convenience.
The Parts Distribution Centre in Dubai, is a prime example of the company′s back-up services, stocking over 100,000 line items and capable of ensuring parts delivery to any other outlet in the country within 2 hours of an enquiry.