Qatar Trading Company started out in the 1950s to cater primarily to the garage and industries segments. Under the leadership of the late Mr. Marzooq Al Shamlan, the illustrious founder, QTC soon grew into a professional company. Now it is regarded as one of the best in the country and the region in its line of business. The company has proved its business reputation both locally and internationally, with a good track record of maintaining agency agreements for more than 50 years. As the businesses diversified, QTC established a couple of sister concerns like the International Tire Center (ITC) and Marzooq Al Shamlan & Sons (MSS). While ITC is the exclusive distributor of many world-class tire brands, MSS brings to Qatar world's most reputed branded watches. Span Qatar WLL and Qatar Intercare Technical Services are associates of QTC operating in Doha.