Agilent Technologies Appoints Motabaqah as Sole Authorized Service Provider at First Saudi Arabia Metrology Forum

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 6, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has named Motabaqah, the Saudi Specialized Laboratories Co., as the sole authorized provider of repair and calibration services for Agilent electronic test and measurement equipment in Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states.

The announcement came during a two-day metrology forum held in late April in Khobar. The event, the first forum of its kind in Saudi Arabia, was attended by presenters from NIST USA and other national metrology institutes from the region.

The commitment to metrology by private laboratories plays an important role in protecting the national economy, consumers, manufacturers and importers from receiving counterfeited goods that do not conform to Saudi and international standards. It also improves the productivity and quality of goods and services in the kingdom.

"We are very excited to partner with Motabaqah as our sole Authorized Service Provider in Saudi Arabia," said Benoit Neel, vice president and general manager of Middle East, North Africa and Europe field operations for Agilent. "Their experience, vast sectors laboratories, and state-of-the-art technology and equipment allow them to perform inspection, testing and calibration according to the latest international specifications."

"Agilent is one of the largest manufacturers of inspection and measuring equipment in the world," said Mr. Ghanium Nasser Al-Bagmi, Motabaqah's managing director. "They have signed an agreement with us to be the sole Authorized Service Provider in Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states (Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Oman and Kuwait) as well as Jordan."

"Motabaqah is now Agilent's Authorized Service Provider in the Gulf Cooperation Council-the first to be awarded such a status in the region-and it will remain the sole ASP there. This new level of certification means that Motabaqah will provide exactly the same repair and calibration services as other Agilent service centers around the world, ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction possible," added Al-Bagmi.

Motabaqah does business in the field of laboratory certification, inspection, testing and calibration. It also provides inspection, testing and calibration services for all goods and products manufactured locally as well as imported goods, issuing conformance certificates, and laboratories operation and management.

Motabaqah's laboratories provide testing for automotive spare parts, textiles, petroleum, building materials, cosmetics, detergents, toys, electronics, genetically modified organisms and more.

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