Where It All Began | Techno Q

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Techno Q was established in 1995 by Zeyad Jaidah (Managing Director) and Abdulla Alansari (Executive Director), both mechanical engineering graduates from Qatar who met while studying at Lamar University in Texas, USA.

Unpacking their bags back from their studies abroad in America, they saw an opportunity to start a business out of their common enthusiasm and interest in audio-visual effects and applications. They came back home to Qatar with a passion for home theatre systems which were growing massively in popularity in the United States at the time.

It was then Techno Q was born. A small team of people with a love for the engineering profession and a business idea to start installing home theatres in residential environments in their hometown.

It was not an easy beginning, to be the first in the market where the home theatre trend and technology were almost nonexistent. The capability to anticipate the needs of the market and the agility to change quickly have given Techno Q the aptitude to sustain and continue growing over the years.

In 1996, Techno Q was awarded its first project for a reputable business in Doha — the Alfardan BMW Showroom. This project offered Techno Q a good platform to put their professional skills and know-how to the test. From there, it has been a rapid and continuous shift from handling small residential projects and providing retail system solutions to being awarded commercial projects, bidding for international tenders issued by designers, consultants, and developers.

From offering audiovisual system solutions in 1995 to adding security systems in 1997 and the launch of lighting and hospitality management systems in 1998, Techno Q quickly expanded its business portfolio to include multiple system solutions and business units.

By having enough courage to take on new challenges and running demanding projects that strove team capabilities and advanced management skills, the company progressed in size and domain which was achieved through an astute selection of top-notch technology and equipment partners, continuous training of staff and resolute investments.

In 2001, Techno Q was appointed by Weill Cornell Medical College to develop the audiovisual system for their Qatar campus – a large scale project of 33 rooms and 4 auditoriums. Soon after other discerning clients started approaching Techno Q with their requirements — Texas A&M University project required complete AV systems for 55 rooms and 3 auditoriums.

Our growth over the past two decades is supported by the current figures: a team of 260+ people, 2600 m² operation facilities and 150 projects delivered every year with sustained annual growth of 20%.

Our position in the market is established by some of the renowned projects: the Pearl Qatar, the Al Shaqab Academy, the Museum of Islamic Art, Khalifa Stadium and Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) to name a few.