- Boukather family takes on Ford distribution rights in Lebanon effective immediately.
- Service facility set up in Nahr el Mot to support existing Ford customers.
- New showroom in Jal el Dib to open for business in March 2019.
- Ford reaffirms commitment to its customers in the region by continuing to expand its distributor network and offering world-class products and services.
BEIRUT, Lebanon, January 30, 2019 – Ford has appointed ANB Motors SAL as its new partner for the sale and service of Ford vehicles and distribution of genuine Ford and MotorCraft® parts in all of Lebanon, the Company announced today. ANB Motors, owned by the Boukather family, a prominent name in the Lebanese automotive market, has acquired the distribution rights from the previous distributor, Folic Automotive.
The new Ford distributor will be ready to welcome and serve Ford customers effective immediately, through its Ford service and maintenance outlet in Nahr el Mot. A new state of the art ANB Motors Ford showroom is also planned to open for business in Jal el Dib by March 2019, offering the latest Ford models including the range of best-selling trucks and SUVs as well as the iconic Ford Mustang muscle car.
“We are delighted to welcome ANB Motors into the Ford family,” said Mark Ovenden, President of Ford Middle East & Africa. “Offering our customers in Lebanon world-class products and a superior ownership experience is one of our top priorities. Ford is committed to the Lebanese market and our team is working diligently to get the ANB Motors team up to speed and ready to serve customers as soon as possible. We are confident that the Boukather family’s extensive experience, strong market presence and commitment to service excellence will provide our customers with the very best levels of Ford products, services and support that they need, when they need them.”
ANB Motors SAL is part of the A.N. Boukather Group Holding, a prominent family business celebrating 91 years of success in Lebanon, representing various brands in the motoring sector. The company prides itself in its commitment to excellence, innovation, continued development and expertise, as well as entrepreneurship and integrity.
Anthony Boukather, CEO of ANB Motors, said: “We’re thrilled to be appointed as Ford’s official importer-dealer for all of Lebanon. ANB Motors is committed to delivering some of the best vehicle ownership experiences to Ford customers. Our entire team is eager to begin serving our customers and offer the world-class products that the Ford brand offers.”
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 199,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com
Ford’s history in the Middle East goes back more than 60 years. The company’s local importer-dealers operate more than 155 facilities in the region and directly employ more than 7,000 people, the majority of whom are Arab Nationals. For more information on Ford Middle East, please visit www.me.ford.com
Ford Middle East is also a responsible corporate citizen with currently various CSR initiatives running in the region including the Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants, Ford Warriors in Pink® breast cancer awareness campaign, Ford Driving Skills for Life for young drivers and the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy education initiative for young entrepreneurs.