AJWA Group Saudi Arabia
Dedicated to the provision of quality foods products
AJWA is a unique group of companies dedicated to the provision of quality food products including the processing and distribution of rice, grains and vegetable oils. With facilities on both the east and west coasts of the Arabian peninsula located at Yanbu, Jeddah and Dammam ports, our companies export to the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The group has a strong team of professionals to manage the key areas of the businesses to ensure the continued success of the AJWA companies. These are commercially astute leaders with advanced management skills who have guided the majority of companies within the Group to ISO 9001 accreditation. The training and development department in Jeddah ensures that high standards are maintained and complements group expenditure on new port facilities and state-of-the-art processing plants. This dual investment policy is an on-going group strategy and key to the company's vision of corporate development.
AJWA Group Strategies
Future Strategies, Growth and Mission Statement
Future strategies are focused on developing both the home markets in countries of operation and expanding the export network.
To be one of the top 20 global leaders in food commodities businesses by the year 2020.
We are proud to serve our valuable customers by processing and supplying the highest quality of goods and services with reasonable costs.
· To establish the largest strategic food reserve in the Middle East
· To serve as the trusted life line between our multinational suppliers and valuable regional customers
· To achieve a healthy annual return on shareholders equity and fixed assets
AJWA Group stands as a unique company in terms of its resources, technology and infrastructure, and above all the unique synergy between its strategic business units.
Relevant Brand Strategies
AJWA Group has achieved a position of pre-eminence in the rice market through an ability to develop and communicate relevant brand strategies for a range of well known products and, at the same time, create new products and packaging formats in line with customer needs.
Commitment to High Quality Sourcing
By maintaining our commitment to high quality sourcing, advanced manufacturing techniques and innovative packaging, AJWA Group will continue to deliver consistent quality and value to lead the field in rice products in the Gulf region.
Consolidating Group Activities
To assist its rapid growth, AJWA Group is implementing further radical changes to maximise business performance. These involve process improvements and the introduction of new procedures to afford economies of scale, facilitate knowledge transfer and enable the group as a whole to benefit from innovation.
Shared resources in production, distribution and marketing have already positively impacted throughout the AJWA Group.
Continued Investment in IT
As part of the AJWA Group's drive to implement creative solutions to reduce cost and improve efficiencies, IT is woven into every part of the business and is seen as pivotal to develop strong core competence and maximise resources.
By providing real-time facts and figures and enhancing communication channels via intranet and internet links, employee information has increased, knowledge exchange accelerated and management efficiency improved.
Streamlined Product Supply Chain
AJWA is expanding its logistic and supply chain management systems and organisation to be founded on the highest standards of manufacturing resources planning MRP-II levels to achieve breakthrough results in the area of customer service, product availability, total delivered cost, traceability, quality and inventory accuracy.
The MRP-II capital supply chain management will also lead to aggressive product launches through much quicker and efficient speed to market. Proper inventory management techniques are being utilised to ensure excellent product availability, on time perfect orders delivery while maintaining efficient stock levels.
Extensive investment in the organisation, systems, equipment, state of the art IT infrastructure and warehousing capacities are planned over the next three years to provide AJWA Group with a leading edge over competition.
Investment in People and Plant
AJWA Group has a strong team of professionals to manage key areas of business to ensure the continued success of AJWA. These are commercially astute leaders with advanced management skills who have guided the majority of companies within the AJWA Group to ISO 9002 accreditation.
The AJWA training and development department in Jeddah ensures high standards are maintained and complements AJWA Group expenditure on new port facilities and state-of-the-art processing plants.
This dual investment policy is an on-going AJWA Group strategy and key to the companies' vision of development.
Expanding Distribution and Brands
AJWA Group continues to acquire new companies and expand into market sectors with high growth potential. Future strategies are focused on developing both the home markets in countries of operation and expanding the export network.
In domestic markets, production of AJWA own-label supermarket products and overseas brands made under license will increase. An expanded distribution network will permit even more exports to Africa and Asia.
AJWA Group Key Information
Summary of AJWA Group (Saudi Arabia)
· Founded: 1993
· Area of Activity: Processing, distribution and marketing of food products including rice, grains, poultry, livestock feed and vegetable oil; Management and operation of ports; Production of fodder for animals and birds
· Country of Operations: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
· No. Employees: 441
· No. Factories: 2 ~ ISO 9001 accredited
· Shareholding: 100%
· Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
· Operations: Strategic grain storage, milling, processing, packing, sales and distribution of rice
AJWA Edible Oil Co.
· Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
· Operations: Processing, packing, sales and distribution of edible oils
AJWA Port Services
· Location: Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia Yanbu Commercial Port, Saudi Arabia, Aqaba Port, Jordan
· Operations: Operations and management of ports, stevedoring services and silo operations.
· Location: Jeddah Islamic Port and Yanbu Commercial Port
· Operations: Trading, handling, bagging and distribution of grains
AJWA Group History & Milestones
AJWA Group for Food Industries Holding Co. Ltd. had an agreement with Grain Silos & Flour Mills Organisation, to discharge wheat imported by GSFMO. Expected volume is approximately 1,000,000 MT per annum.
AJWA group for food industries holding company had been awarded the contract to operate Yanbu Commercial Port for the coming 10 Years.
During 2007 Nabati made additional facility expansion which cost around 3 million SR. AJWA Group for Food Industries Holding had an agreement with Grain Silos & flour Mills Organization, to discharge wheat imported by GSFMO
Nabati expanded its facility warehouse and the administration office.
Nabati expansion completed and now the plant production capacity reaches 120,000 MT annually
AJWA RMTI company name amended to AJWA Group for Food Industries Holding Co. Ltd.
AJWA rated 25th largest privately owned Saudi company.
1999 AJWA Group was awarded the contract of operating and managing the Yanbu Commercial Port. After investment to upgrade handling equipment, the volume of cargo handled through the Yanbu Commercial Port rose by 300% over a 2 year period.
On taking over Jeddah Islamic Port Services terminal, AJWA invested in new discharging equipment, increasing the discharge rate from 3,000 to 16,000 tons per vessel per day and linking the terminal to RMTI's silo facility.
Launch of RMTI's own retail and trade brands - Basma, Ruzanna, Naqi, Al Mounah, Mahaseel and Mefalfal.
Processing and packaging operations begin for locally established rice brands, reducing production costs and increasing quality.
RMTI forges strategic alliance with AJWA.
Construction commences of the largest mill, processing and storage facility outside the USA, strategically located to serve the region from Jeddah Islamic Port.
Chairman founds Rice Milling & Trading in Saudi Arabia. His vision, to be the premier commodity supplier and provide strategic grain storage to the regional market.