The origins of Al Nibras for Science and Technology date back to 1991, at that time trading under another
company. The main objective of the company was to supply educational, scientific and technical equipment
as well as consumables to three of the most important sectors in Libya, namely the educational, building &
construction and petro-chemical fields.
From these sectors alone within the second year of operation, the company was already on
its feet. The operation had successfully managed to obtain six out of the nine existing
universities as regular clients on a yearly basis. We then decided to recruit further personnel; strengthen
our position in the market and started marketing our services to Research Institutes and Health Sector
By the year 2002 we have established ourselves as a leading supplier of scientific and technical equipment
in Libya to the educational, research and petrochemical sector. The operation was being coordinated between
our head-office in Tripoli, Libya and a support office in Malta.
Economic signs and forecasts were indicating that the Libyan market was to be liberalized and become
commercially competitive. At this time the board of directors decided to set-up a Libyan company and to
clearly identify our objectives and potential markets and in 2003, Al-Nibras for Science & Technology was
registered as a Libyan company.
Under Al-Nibras for Science & Technology two main divisions were set-up. One known as the Building and
Construction Division under which we represent exclusively Leica Geosystems, Leica GIS and Mapping Division.
The other division is the Scientific and Instrumentation Division under which we exclusive represent Thermo
Fisher Scientific, Sigma-Aldrich and Barloworld Scientific amongst others.
In order to offer a complete service, we further invested into after sales services and established an
official workshop. Obviously this meant a huge investment in equipment, human resources and training.
All this paid off as we are proud to say that we have now obtained an official qualification and
certification of this workshop thus empowering us even to issue certificates on behalf of Leica Geosystems
itself. This was a door opener which brought substantial business from major international companies that
operate in the Libyan market.
The company is still investing into its structure by recruiting more personnel and attending to sales and
service training programmes, enabling us to update ourselves with the continuous evolvement in science and