In 1947 Robert K. Thompson Sr. founded Thompsons' Specialties, a distributorship serving the Oil Industry with fire and safety products. Through careful management and adhering to well defined business philosophies, Robert (Bob) Thompson nurtured the business through many economic fluctuations. With the passing of Bob Thompson Sr., the company has passed onto Robert K. Thompson Jr. who continued to maintain the basic business philosophies of careful management, providing only the highest quality products and providing services by qualified and trained personnel. It is Thompsons' stated goal to always perform services correctly the first time.
September of 2001 Thompsons' Specialtites began operations by opening offices in Doha, Qatar, in joint venture with the International House for Trading and Services. H.E.Sheik Rashed Awaida Al Thani Chairman with Timothy Thompson as Thompsons' Specialties Middle East's Director of Business Development for the Joint Venture.
Thompsons' Specialties Middle East has since acquired and outfitted the regions first mobile shop truck(s) for fire extinguisher maintenance. Thompsons' Specialties Middle East has since added key products and service distributorships including top companies such as Ansul, Pyrochem and others.
Thompsons' Specialties Middle East is now fully servicing the fire and safety needs of the industrial and governmental market of Qatar and the wider Middle East.