MANAMA: Al Aqili Furnishings (AAF) has opened its first Rugland showroom outside the UAE at the Bahrain City Centre. AAF is a flooring specialist and interior solutions company.
"Since the opening the new Rugland outlet has exceeded initial sales expectations," said Rugland general manager Farshid Niknam.
"We are confident about Bahrain's market potential and the new Rugland showroom provides a large variety of area rugs with over 560 rugs in Book-Style display stands."
AAF's sixth Rugland showroom is part of the company's expansion plan to open 30 outlets by next year.
In spite of the current global economic slowdown, AAF is going ahead with its growth targets set for this year without any delays or cancellations.
"AAF's continued expansion may defy the current norms of business but our sound financial performance in 2008 and stable, solid growth in past years has given us the confidence to come up with a definable workable strategy," said group marketing director Shahriar Khodjasteh.
"Al Aqili has plans to launch outlets in Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and other GCC and Middle East states by 2010.
"Our next steps are to establish AAF's Flooring Division and Carpetland in Bahrain in addition to the expansion of our retail and contract divisions in the rest of the GCC states," he said.