Al Jomaih Bottling Plants

Al Jomaih Bottling Plants

The Al Jomaih Bottling Plants is just one facet of the parent Al Jomaih Holding Company, yet its legacy is a long one and serves as one of the cornerstones of the company. The original company first took shape in Shaqra in 1936 before later moving operations to Riyadh. While the company branched out into different business sectors over the ensuing two decades, it was 1957 when a new era began as a partnership with Pepsi was established.

Serving as the vast corporation’s bottler within the Kingdom, Al Jomaih Bottling Plants broke new ground by becoming Saudi Arabia’s first carbonated beverage processor, beginning in modest fashion with colas and also orange flavors. The business relationship continues to the present, which has helped grow the company to the point that more than 2,000 people are now employed by these bottling plants.

The central and northern regions of Saudi Arabia are where manufacturing, distribution and bottling come together. Those areas helping play a major role when it comes to quenching the thirst of customers across the Middle East and in Africa.

Another innovation took place in 1980, when Al Jomaih Bottling Plants evolved from offering drinks in glass to presenting them in metal cans. That same year, the company’s growth was such that a new plant opened in Qassim.

The work performed by employees has certainly caught the eye of its most prominent business partner. It’s because Pepsico has, on multiple occasions, presented Al Jomaih Bottling Plants with an award for being its Worldwide Bottler of the Year, a prestigious accolade that was first given in 1981, followed by wins in 2003 and 2012.

Eyeing the recent industry-wide shift from carbonated drinks, Al Jomaih Bottling Plants added bottled water to its overall lineup, beginning with Aquafina, in 2007.

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Assystem-Radicon

Assystem-Radicon

Assystem-Radicon is the byproduct of a 2015 merger that has made the new entity the second largest nuclear engineering company in the world. That merger actually gives the Paris-based Assystem 75 percent ownership of the country, but the strong organization structure created by Radicon Gulf will allow things to stay the way they had been running under company founder Ali K. Al-Harbi.

Al-Harbi created the company in 1992 and developed a strong client base that included domestic business giants like the Saudi Electricity Company, SABIC and Saudi Aramco. It has three specific areas of expertise the focus on energy, nuclear power and infrastructure. In the area of energy, the companies noted above show that the segments devoted to petroleum interests and the generation of power are key facets of the overall business plan.

While the nuclear branch of the company is primarily the result of Assystem’s arrival on the scene, the Kingdom’s quest to exploit all forms of available energy offer a willing market that can help the company continue to thrive.

When it comes to infrastructure, the further development of Saudi Arabia has to coincide with the repairs necessary to current areas that are already in place. This again is where the arrival of Assystem has helped bolster the potential to make that a reality.

Areas like Yanbu Industrial City and Jubail have been directly connected to the structural design and civil engineering capabilities of the experts that first worked under Radicon control and have since adapted to the changes.

Jubail has been a work in progress for the last decade, with the available area encompassing roughly 355 square miles. Presently, 100 of those square miles are developed or are in the process of having work performed in that area by a total of approximately 200 engineers.

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Arabian Food Supplies

Arabian Food Supplies

Arabian Food Supplies has evolved from its earliest beginnings as an offshoot of Spinneys chain of supermarkets that are dotted across the Middles East landscape. Through its main office in Jeddah, AFS has greatly expanded the scope of their overall operations by handling areas devoted to retail outlets, restaurants, catering firms, hospitality and educational concerns.

Through that connection with Spinneys, AFS first began setting up retail stores and small markets more than 30 years ago in housing complexes, camps for workers and hospitals. The growth of the company has resulted in 80 of these outlets now situated across the Kingdom.

With regard to restaurants, AFS focuses on the casual dining market and also manages those eateries in the UAE and Egypt in addition to their Saudi Arabian interests. The three specific franchises with the AFS stamp attached are very well known by many in the West: Chili’s, Fuddruckers and On the Border.

The catering division is focused on selected business sectors that include medical facilities, military concerns, along with schools and universities. Facility management also falls under this umbrella, a service that benefits clients because of the ability to keep costs under control while also paying attention to vital areas such as safety and hygiene.

Despite having all these wheels in simultaneous motion, AFS and its approximately 4,000 employees are able to make sure that those expecting either quality food or service receive it, which engenders the type of loyalty that leads to return visits.

The company is now owned by the Yousuf M.A. Naghi & Sons Group, which has roots within the Kingdom that date back more than a century. The broad range of businesses that are part of the company portfolio include such areas devoted to electronic goods, luxury vehicles and pharmaceuticals, to name just a few.

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Al Abdullatif Industrial Investment Company

Al Abdullatif Industrial Investment Company

The Al Abdullatif Industrial Investment Company (AIIC) primarily manufactures carpets and rugs that are both woven and unwoven. Nine different companies are under the AICC umbrella, each offering quality merchandise. All sales are directed toward a large group of both domestic and international retailers, manufacturers, exporters and importers. Presently, the company has employees located in 27 different coutnries.

In addition to the carpets and rugs, AIIC also operates businesses connected to yarns, blankets, backing and mono-color concentrates that allows its manufacturers the flexibility to make changes on the fly and still have orders completed on time. Two different textile companies provide the company with different operations: Eastern Textiles focuses on backing, while Western Textiles zeroes in on the yarn market

AAIC’s business plan goes back six decades, though the bulk of its operations truly didn’t take shape until the early 1980’s. The origins of that plan were developed in the founder’s original business of furnishings and furniture trading that had begun in 1958. However, the manufacturing aspect for Sheikh Omer Suleiman Saleh Al Abdullatif didn’t begin until 1980.

That led to carpet manufacturing the following year that took shape as the Saudi Carpet Factory, with tufted and woven carpets the main aspect of the business. Increased revenues and innovative new concepts led to the purchase of huge new machines that snowballed into the inter-connected business that exists today.

By 2007, the company’s growth reached a point that the company began trading on the Saudi Tadawul Stock exchange, changing its name to its current incarnation. Besides the above markets, the family-based business still operates in the area of furniture, while also developing stakes in areas like ceramics, power cables, cement and real estate. Investors have been rewarded during much of that time with annual dividend payments.

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