Interview with Mr. Mohsen Abou Yousef – General Manager in RK GARMENT
1. Please let us know more details about RK Garment factory, history and success story.
RK Garment is the ﬁrst company specialized in suits & uniform manufacturing for Readymade & MTO and MTM in Qatar.
We are dedicated to designing, sourcing, coordinating product and branding a variety of uniform solutions like Men’s and Women’s Suits, Schools, ofﬁces, security, hospitality, healthcare, workwear, safety uniforms, casuals, t-shirts, jeans, and everything that is related to uniforms directly and indirectly. We understand the importance of successfully communicating and managing the brand’s image.
Factory in Qatar Factory equipped with the latest technology. We also have our own in-house design studio, which allows us to develop unique products and ensure consistency in terms of quality and ﬁt.
Men’s and Women’s Suits, School Uniform s, Industrial Uniforms, Hospital Uniforms, Sports Uniform, Work Wear, Hospitality, Caps, T-Shirts, health- care, Ofﬁcial Uniforms, Coverall Uniforms, Security Uniform, Theme Dresses, Screen Printing, Embroidered Uniform, etc.
We do not just simply supply a product- we offer our clients a Totally Serviced Approach to all our esteemed customers in Qatar or from GCC Countries’. We provide the timely support required to ensure that a smooth transition is made from inquiry to delivery.
We work with our clients as corporate entities to understand their objectives and approach ﬁrst before presenting concepts and ideas. Proper and professional advice is given to the customer on uniform-related issues, such as the image of uniforms, quality, durability, easiness, and the color combination.
2. Tell us about your experience in the textile sector and short Biography.
2017: Ph.D. Business Administration. UK
“The Impact of the Organizational Structure, Modern Concepts of Human Resources Management Elements in the Development of Garment and Fashion” factories
2012: Master “Textile Engineering” Egypt
“Establishing database for denim fabrics (jeans) production for predicting their Attitude in mechanical and chemical ﬁnishing processes”
1993: B.S “Textile Engineering” Egypt
2016: “Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008) Internal Auditor” Qatar 2005: “Export Principal Constituents “Course, Ministry of Foreign Trade & Industry, Foreign Trade Training Center. Egypt
2001: “Engineering Management” Courses, Kennedy Western University U.S.A
1995: “cost Accounting Management” Course, Egyptian European Association for Economic and Development
Guinness World Records: Project Manager for the largest ﬂag in the world (Qatar 2013) Awarding of Certiﬁcate (ISO 9001:2008) May 2015
Skills:Feasibility Study for Garment and Fashion Company Modiﬁcation Adverse Company to Preferable Condition
Planning /Organization /marketing /Decision-making/problem-solving/Ex- cellent Communication
Human Relations Skills Computer Skills
Professional Experience: 28 years
Managing textile, garment and fashion companies in Egypt, USA, UAE and Qatar
3. Let us know about your latest products and your markets. Do you have any export or only support the Qatar market?
Due to the problems faced by the Qatari market from the lack of specialists in the ﬁeld of clothing, suits, and uniforms, where the Qatari market is managed through small workshops that do not meet the quality, price, and shipping dates.
Hence the challenge came through our company to develop a new map of the Qatari market by supporting the consumer, starting from design, production, international speciﬁcations, quality, and on-time shipping dates, and the biggest challenge is our new local brand to produce the suit, jacket, and Garment under the slogan (Made in Qatar), The Qatari market is the beginning and through it, our expansion to the Gulf and international markets will continue
4. How do you evaluate the garment and textile industry in Qatar?
The Qatari market is a promising market and depends on most of its products of clothing and textiles from foreign markets. To achieve self-sufﬁciency in this ﬁeld, it will give a great opportunity for investors to invest in the same ﬁeld.
We are the only factory in Qatar specialized in the ﬁeld of ready-made garments, and also to this day there is no textile factory or carpet factory.
5. As a textile manufacturer in Qatar, how do you evaluate the textile and fashion industry in the Middle East and Africa and it’s potential for the Future?
Through my experiences and studies in this ﬁeld, I see that the market in the Middle East and Africa needs some development and challenges and that the vision should be quality and price together, not just price, and this is the role of brands and international companies to invest in this logical.
6. You are an expert in the nonwoven sector as well, what do you think about the nonwoven sector in Qatar and its future?
The ﬁeld of non-woven fabrics is currently not available in the Qatari market and I have actually done a feasibility study for this ﬁeld and this ﬁeld is the future, but I am waiting for the right investor. for sure there is a great opportunity for investing in Qatar nonwoven sector for international companies and investors