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February 08 2010

Czech President Vaclav Klaus Visits ARTOC Auto's New Automotive Center



M. Shafik Gabr, Czech President Vaclav Klaus, Governor of Cairo, Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stašek 8 February 2010 – At ARTOC Auto’s 3S Project the largest in the Middle East
M. Shafik Gabr, Czech President Vaclav Klaus, Governor of Cairo Abdel Azim Wazir and Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stašek at ARTOC Auto’s new Automotive Center project, the largest in the Middle East. ARTOC Vice Chairman Pierre Forest explaining to the Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, ARTOC Auto’s new Automotive Center on 28,000 sq. m in the center of Cairo that will serve Skoda.


President Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, visited the construction site of ARTOC Auto's new Automotive Center located on Cairo's Ring Road by Kattameya. His Excellency unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark his visit during the final stages of the project, accompanied by Mr. M. Shafik Gabr, ARTOC Group's Chairman, and HE Abdel Azim Wazir, Governor of Cairo.

ARTOC Auto, the sole importer of Skoda cars in Egypt for over 15 years, has invested EGP 120 million (excluding land costs) in this unique project with a total land area of over 28,000 m2, making it the largest Automotive Center in the Middle East and Africa. The Center includes:

  • Skoda Auto showroom
  • ARTOC Auto offices
  • ARTOC Auto Food Court
  • ARTOC Auto car leasing office
  • ARTOC Auto Service Center for Skoda cars

His Excellency President Klaus attested that ARTOC Auto's endeavor to develop the largest automotive center for Skoda in the region is yet further confirmation to the company's success in establishing the Czech car brand in the Egyptian market.


ARTOC Vice Chairman Pierre Forest explaining to the Czech President Vaclav Klaus and ARTOC Chairman M. Shafik Gabr the ARTOC Automotive Center project. M. Shafik Gabr with Czech President Vaclav Klaus reviewing the history of co-operation between Skoda and ARTOC 1993 – 2010.


Czech President Vaclav Klaus unveiling the plaque in his honor at the launch of the ARTOC Automotive Center in the heart of Cairo. M. Shafik Gabr, Czech President Vaclav Klaus, Cairo Governor Abdel Azim Wazir and Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stašek at the unveiling of ARTOC Auto’s Automotive Center.