KUWAIT CITY, June 10: “Although we at Alghanim Industries are proud and excited about our new partnership with Honda, we know that might excite us even more is increasing our customers’ satisfaction level and developing their lifetime experiences with products and services we now provide”, were the words of Aghanim Industries CEO, Omar Kutaiba Alghanim, as he spoke at a press conference Sunday evening at the Ice Skating Rink announcing the new partnership between Alghanim Motors and the Honda Motors corporation of Japan. Alghanim stated that the promising partnership between Honda and Alghanim Industries is based on shared values both companies cherish, including customer centricity, diversity, teamwork, meritocracy and respect in the work place as well as a professional and empowering environment that considers its employees as a core asset. He added that Alghanim Industries and Honda have long shared a mutual goal of serving customer needs in Kuwait to the highest international standards.
Under the new partnership, Alghanim Industries now has the sole right to distribute Honda products including its automobile range, power products, marine machinery as well motorcycles. Alghanim Industries will also provide state-of-the-art service centers supported by qualified service engineers for all Honda products along with all-new sales showrooms. The first showroom is currently located at Safat Aghanim on the fourth ring road. The Alghanim Industries CEO noted that “although we at Alghanim Industries are proud and excited about our new partnership with Honda, we know that might excite us even more is increasing our customers’ satisfaction level and developing their lifetime experiences with products and services we now provide”, adding that “our customers are our calling and it gives us great pleasure to go beyond their wants and needs with our newfound partnership with Honda”.
The huge element of surprise at the event though was the presence of ASIMO, the smartest robot in the world that is the culmination of two decades of humanoid robotics research by Honda engineers in Japan. He was brought to Kuwait to reveal to the audience what the human mind has achieved in the field of technology; a robot that act just as humans do.
ASIMO who can comprehend and respond to simple voice commands, walked onto the stage all by himself to dance, serve drinks and shake hands with the MC with whom he had a short dialogue. He also has the ability to recognize faces of a select group of individuals. Using its camera eyes, ASIMO can map its environment and register stationery objects while avoiding collision with obstacles as it moves through the environment. As development continues on ASIMO, Honda demonstrates the humanoid robot around the world to encourage and inspire young students to explore the infinite universe of science and technology. In the future ASIMO may serve as another set of eyes, ears, hands and legs for people in need. Someday, ASIMO might help with important tasks such as assisting the elderly or disabled people as well as performing certain tasks that are dangerous to humans including firefighting or cleaning up toxic spills."