Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced today, Feb. 1, the launch of “Alat”, a company owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is slated to contribute to the goal of positioning Saudi Arabia as a global hub for sustainable technology manufacturing by focusing on advanced technologies and electronics.
Alat will focus on manufacturing products that serve local and international markets within seven key strategic business units: Advanced industries; semiconductors; smart appliances; smart health’ smart devices; smart buildings; and next generation infrastructure.
The company, chaired by the Crown Prince, aims to enhance the capabilities of the Saudi technology sector, increase its contribution to local content, benefiting from the rapid development of this sector while raising the Kingdom’s attractiveness and its ability to create investment opportunities.
Alat will also empower the private sector through its strategic partnerships with leading international players in manufacturing and technology, which will enhance the economic ecosystem locally and regionally.
The company will build partnerships to enable the transformation of the industrial sector globally, by providing sustainable industrial solutions based on clean energy sources. These partnerships will help meet commercial demand, keep pace with the needs of the next generation of manufacturing, enhance the strength of local supply chains and contribute to making Saudi Arabia a global center for advanced technological manufacturing.
Alat will manufacture more than 30 product categories that will serve vital sectors. These include robotic systems, communication systems, advanced computers and digital entertainment products, and cutting-edge heavy machinery used in construction, building and mining.
The company aims to strengthen innovation, manufacturing and research and development, and localize expertise in the industrial and electronics sectors by developing local talent and enhancing job opportunities. It seeks to create 39,000 direct jobs in Saudi Arabia by 2030, alongside achieving a direct non-oil GDP contribution of SAR 35 billion during the same year.
Furthermore, Alat will focus on providing sustainable manufacturing solutions for international companies by accessing clean energy resources in Saudi Arabia to reach carbon neutral goals by 2060. PIF’s own goal is to be carbon neutral by 2050.
This is in addition to enabling global industrial companies to benefit from the competitive advantages of the Saudi economy, its unique geographical location and its investments in the technology sector.
The establishment of Alat aligns with PIF’s strategy to expand in priority sectors, while strengthening local supply chains to enable economic diversification and sustainable growth. This is in line with Saudi Vision 2030.