The Group initially started its business with its first company i.e. Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al-Qahtani & Sons Co.
in the early 40’s of the 20th century as a wholesaler and supplier of food products. As the business grew and expanded, it diversified into supplying other industries including Petrochemicals,Oil & Gas Exploration and Gathering Systems, Refineries, Fertilizer Plants, Desalination and other energy related fields. Apart from energy related and industrial supplies and the long established wholesale Food Division, the Group furnishes Medical instruments and Supplies, Recreational Equipment, Computer software and hardware, other I.T. services, consumer products and vehicle & machinery.
The Group has gradually moved towards industry in major oil and gas and non-oil and gas related activities.
Huge investment and facilities in pipe corrosion control services, manufacturing of medium and large diameter steel pipes, water treatment chemicals, nails and galvanized wiremanufacturing, industrial and medical gases, water bottling, and bulk food packaging now form a major part of the Group’s activities.
The Group has not overlooked the services side of its activities but has created from time to time added new activities such as Insurance, Travel & Tourism, Transportation and Custom Clearance, besides the other specialized services such as Pipe Inspection, Environmental Protection, Real Estate Investment, Car Parking services and others.