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Our Story

Zamil Group story begins in the 1920’s when Shaikh Abdullah Hamad Al Zamil, from Unaizah, in Al Qassim Saudi Arabia established his first trade and services business in Bahrain, the region’s trading hub at the time. By 1940 the business had expanded into real estate and by 1959, built the tallest building in Khobar. 

Zamil Group remained prosperous throughout the Country’s economic and industrial era, and over the coming decades, achieved notable milestones, such as becoming the first family company to be listed on Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange. Today, Zamil Group is the ‘go to’ partner for local and international markets. The Founder’s century old legacy is a diverse investment holding company, dedicated to adding value to its stakeholders, and being Partners in Nation Building.

1920 - 1960

Shaikh Abdullah Al Zamil, then just 19 years old, sets the foundation for Zamil Group when he opens his humble trade and real estate business, “Zamil Group Trading Company”, in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1920.

Zamil Group Timeline

1920

1920

1920

Zamil Group Trading Company 

is established. The Company grows to become one of Saudi Arabia’s largest and most respected trading organizations, and the trusted partner of local, regional and global brands.

1940

1940

1940

Zamil Real Estate
The business expands into real estate, and in 1959 builds the tallest building in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

1974

1974

1974

Zamil Air Conditioners
Established in 1974 under license from Friedrich Air Conditioning, Zamil Air Conditioners was one of the first air conditioning companies in Saudi Arabia. Today, it is a globally recognized air conditioners manufacturer.

1974

1974

1974

Zamil Aluminum 

now Zamil Architectural Industries, has remained at the forefront of architectural innovation for over four decades.

1976

1976

1976

Zamil Steel

established as Joint Venture with Soule Steel in 1930as the first company in Saudi Arabia to manufacture pre-engineered buildings.

1977

1977

1977

Zamil Operations & Maintenance

established in 1977as a leading provider of operations and maintenance services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

1977

1977

1977

Zamil Offshore Construction

was established in 1977 and entered the hook-up business in 2003 and expanded with offshore engineering and construction services to the Oil & Gas industry in 2011.

1980

1980

1980

Zamil Plastics
Established in 1980 and acquired as a wholly owned company in 1988, Zamil Plastics manufactures a wide range of plastic packaging products such as industrial crates, engineering products and food packs for a wide range of sectors throughout the Middle East.

1982

1982

1982

Arabian Gulf Construction (AGC)

was established in 1982 as a Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Construction and Contracting Company.

1983

1983

1983

Zamil Industrial Coatings (ZINDCO)

is established to manufacture specialized coatings for the construction industry.

1998

1998

1998

Zamil Industrial Investment Company 

converts to a Joint Stock Company becoming the first family company in Saudi Arabia to be listed on ‘Tadawul’, Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange in 2002.

1999

1999

1999

Sipchem

is founded and converted to a Closed Joint Stock Company, and in 2006, is listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

2004

2004

2004

Sahara Petrochemicals Company 

established as a Saudi Joint Stock Company

2019

2019

2019

Sipchem merges with Sahara Petrochemicals Company and changes its name to Sahara International Petrochemical Co. (SIPCHEM).