Originally founded by Sheikh Abdel Hadi Abdullah
Al-Qahtani in the 1940’s as a wholesaler and supplier
of food products and materials, the business has grown and diversified
into supplying other industries including petrochemicals and the
oil & gas industries. As the need grew for local manufacturing
and local products, the Group diversified its activities in the
1950’s to include manufacturing, contracting and services.
Huge investment and facilities in pipe corrosion services, manufacturing
of spiral weld steel pipes, water treatment chemicals, nails, galvanized
wire manufacturing, industrial and medical gases, water bottling,
engineering and construction and bulk food packaging now make up
a large portion of the Group’s activities.
Not overlooking the services side of its activities, the Group
has ventured into areas such as insurance, travel, tourism, transportation
and custom clearance. In order to diversify its investment portfolio
in the early 1970’s the Group established an office in Houston
Texas to assist the Group in support and business development. Thereafter
with the expansion in business activities, other offices were established
in Europe and other major Middle East countries.
Pipe Inspection, Environmental Protection Services, exploration
of mineral resources, vehicles and machinery and real estate Investment
are other areas where the Group has expanded its services and investments.
The Group owns vast areas of agricultural land used for farming
and raising of various types of livestock and in particular, prized
pure bred Arabian horses.
The Group represents major international manufacturers and suppliers
and is involved in joint venture investment projects. A staff of
highly qualified and dedicated professionals oversees this area
of the business with customer service being a priority.
We are focusing our activities to achieve sustainable improvements
in the earning power and value of the Group.
With five decades of experience the Group has established itself
as a reliable supplier of materials, equipment, engineering services
and other products to the major players in the oil, gas, construction,
petrochemical, water and power industries in Saudi Arabia and the
other GCC member countries.
The skills and talents of our management and employees coupled
with our strategy to date, gives me confidence that we will further
develop new opportunities for the Group which is proud of its history,
but looks forward to a great future.
TARIQ A.H. AL-QAHTANI
(Chairman of the Board)