1940 – Khater Frères was established in Beirut, specialized in Heating, Plumbing & Drainage works and was affiliated in Damascus (Syria) with Chammas & Khater Company.
1960 to 1968 – The company operated as Ets. Halim Khater and extended its activities for carrying out design and installation of Air-conditioning Works.
1970 – Antoine H. Khater joined & managed the company.
1972 – The Company enlarged its area of operations to contribute to the development of the Middle East & the Gulf Regions in the field of Mechanical Contracting. In Bahrain, the Company opened a registered branch under the sponsorship of Arabian Establishment for Technical Contracting, owned by Mr. Farouk Y. Almoayed. In Qatar, the Company conducted its operations under the sponsorship of Mannai Trading Company, owned by Mr. Ahmed Mannai. In UAE, the Company operated as a joint venture with Air et Chaleur, Brussels.
1979 – Khater-France sarl was established as an affiliated company in Paris in order to provide sufficient backup from Europe for its international operations and ensure a proper coordination of its diverse activities with adequate supply of material and technical support.
1983 – Khater Engineering and Trading (KET) was founded in Beirut by Antoine Khater & Marie-Louise Khater, maintaining decades of expertise and accumulated experience in Design & Installation of HVAC, Plumbing and Controls systems.
2003 – Antoine Makhoul & Marie Abboud joined the management cadre of Khater Engineering and Trading sal.
The Board of Directors of Khater Engineering and Trading is composed of:
- Antoine Khater
- Marie-Louise Khater
- Antoine Makhoul
- Marie Abboud
KET places high regard on quality human resources and has since its foundation steadily built up a cadre of permanent staff who are able to utilize modern technology and advanced management information systems to carry out its responsibilities to the highest acceptable standards. KET staff is always on continuous formation, internally and abroad (France, USA, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Belgium,…).
The workforce comprises technical, financial, administrative and specialized expertise. Emphasis is placed on the quality of employees who are encouraged to work as a team through the Company’s internal program of education and training.
KET’s policy in recruitment is selective and systematic. The staff is upgraded in their skills through opportunities made available through the Company’s organization and procedures.
The skill of the company as a whole – in management, in design, in trading, in technical and other support services – is considered an important resource at the disposal of the clients and can be brought to bear on any major project worldwide.
Initially, KET Procedures Manual was prepared on 1977 by K. G. MALE of UK. The commitment of the Management, at all times, in updating the whole procedures kept the company always prepared for the future demands, assuring the most efficient results at the highest quality to all our clients.
Quality Assurance Policy
Khater Engineering & Trading (KET) has developed a system of quality management, complying with the requirements of ISO, ensuring the following:
- The remain at the leading edge of technology innovation.
- Safe and efficient methods of working, and continuous improvement of these methods.
- Adherence to program, budget and Client specifications.
- Compliance with Statutory Regulation and Codes of Practice.
- Compliance with contractual obligations and professional industry standards and practices.
- Maintenance of a team of successful expertise focusing on appropriate quality and safety requirements throughout the entire company processes.
- Maintenance of success by Integration of technology application, staff training, production and end quality products delivery. With this in mind, the endorse and support of the quality management system of Khater Engineering & Trading sal remains the responsibility of all its employees.