Q Life Magazine Issue 8 - Page 20

Issue 8 Barzan Holdings manufactures life-saving ventilators “One moment I’m particularly proud of,” Saoud Mannai, Director of Armaments, described, “is when we packaged the first ventilator and put a sticker on top of it saying ‘Made in Qatar’ and shipped it abroad”. Barzan Holdings can currently produce almost all parts of the ventilators locally in Qatar, while the rest comes from its strategic partner, the American company Wilcox Industries. It’s a story of innovation, driven by an instinctive aspiration to propel the nation’s capabilities towards an era of self-sufficiency. For Barzan Holdings, pioneering the defence and manufacturing industry in Qatar extends far beyond the desire to do good business. It’s a chance to support social development, domestic production and international commerce for years to come. 20