About Al Mulla Group

Al Mulla Group is a leading diversified privately held business group based in the State of Kuwait. It employs over 15,000 people from over 35 nationalities, has affiliations with over 40 companies and subsidiaries, and represents over 200 internationally renowned brands.

 

It runs a diverse portfolio of business operations in numerous domains, including:

  • Automotive distribution and servicing
  • Engineering
  • Rental & Leasing of Vehicles and Heavy Equipment
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer & Corporate Financing
  • Investments
  • Security Services
  • Money Exchange
  • Office Automation
  • Engineering Products Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Travel
  • Cargo Services

Started as a small shop for electrical appliances in Kuwait City back in 1938, the Group today has operations in Kuwait, Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, the UAE, Qatar, India and Egypt, with further plans underway for expansion in other areas in the Middle East and beyond.

 

The Group’s consistent commitment to top-quality products and services, and its adherence to international standards of governance have won it lasting partnerships with over 120 international companies from more than 25 countries. Consequently, the Group has built strong relationships with other businesses, governments, and NGOs across the Middle East over the last 80 years.

 

Al Mulla Group’s primary goal is to create effective and far-reaching solutions that address a wide range of needs in several business sectors, including automotive, financing solutions, engineering, manufacturing, and trading, while at the same time identifying opportunities that would provide new avenues for business growth and better services and products to customers and communities.

Our History

Our History
Our History

The Beginnings

In 1938, Abdullah Saleh Al Mulla, then Secretary of State of Kuwait, opened a store for electrical appliances in downtown Kuwait City. As a visionary and outgoing entrepreneur, he looked for opportunities to expand the business and establish a company that has strong partnerships with international brands. Soon he acquired the distribution rights for General Electric in Kuwait.

From the very beginning, Mr. Al Mulla’s focus was on quality products and services. He believed that success emanates from enduring partnerships that are built on trust and respect, and that excellence and professionalism in carrying out the operations and dealings of the business are the foundation for its growth. His beliefs still exist as the staunch tenets at the core of everything Al Mulla Group does.


Pioneering the Automotive Industry

Ten years later, the company struck a deal to be the sole distributor for Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth automobiles in Kuwait. That was back in 1948 – before the Middle East oil boom – when Kuwait was a very small market, but Mr. Al Mulla saw an opportunity and he seized it. This partnership has grown stronger with the years, embodying our founder’s belief in building enduring partnerships.


Diversifying the Business

As the company achieved substantial success in the automotive sector, it was time to expand into other lines of business. Al Mulla Group, as a family business, was not after immediate profits; it was intent on being sustainable and agile to cope with changing market conditions. Therefore, it started operating in new domains such as engineering, financing, marine equipment, foodstuff, insurance, and travel.


Tying up with Mitsubishi

In 1972, the Group arrived at yet another milestone in its successful journey: it became the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Motors in Kuwait. This partnership proved to be extremely successful and is flourishing until today. The Group even expanded the Mitsubishi presence into Egypt through a joint venture.


Different Names, One Brand

The company expanded exponentially over the years, changing its shape and structure, and  started building subsidiaries and other arms for the business to serve the growing needs of its customers. It established new business lines and created new paths for growth: started a company for office automation systems, a new manufacturing division, a financial services company, a special unit for security services, and a money exchange company and several other businesses – all of which are leaders in their sectors in Kuwait.

Today, the Group has grown to more than 40 companies and subsidiaries under its umbrella, all adhering to Al Mulla’s core essence.

It has kept its unwavering commitment to the original beliefs of its founder. The core values of excellence, professionalism, and innovation continue to be the cornerstone of Al Mulla Group and an intrinsic part of its brand that it has maintained over more than 80 years.

Our Founder

Our Founder Abdallah Al Mulla

Abdullah Saleh Al Mulla

MBE

Abdullah Saleh Al Mulla, MBE, was the secretary of Kuwait for over two decades, managing foreign relations between Kuwait and other nations. He was also an entrepreneur with a vision of introducing the best products and services to Kuwait. He set out his journey to realize his ambitions with a small store for electrical appliances, started importing products from the UK, and – with devotion and diligence – he managed to introduce many firsts to the Kuwaiti economy, such as the first to introduce HVAC, the first marine products company, the first travel bureau, and many others.

 

His vision was to create a pioneering business group synonymous with quality products and services through affiliations with only the best international brands and partners – affiliations that are built upon common values of trust, respect, and commitment to excellence.

 

His legacy continues to be at the heart of everything we do at Al Mulla Group up to this day.

Executive Team

 

Talal Anwar Al Mulla
Chief Executive Officer
Minoo Patel
Chief Financial Officer
Abdulla Najeeb Almulla
Chief Administration Officer
Danah Anwar Al Mulla
Chief Strategy Officer
Hormuzda Davar
Managing Director - Trading, Manufacturing & Financial Services Group
Imad Flayhan
Managing Director - Automotive Group
Anfal Nabeel Al Mulla
Managing Director - Engineering Group

Milestones

1938 - The Beginning:

Al Mulla Group was established in Kuwait by Mr. Abdulla Saleh Al Mulla, starting out as an electrical appliances store selling General Electric products.. Mr. Abdulla Al Mulla, who was at that time the Secretary of State for Kuwait, had a clear vision of becoming a leading business that introduces the best products and services to Kuwait. This vision marked the beginning of a long journey that has been going on for more than 80 years, and continues to this day with the same values it was built upon in the first place.

1948 - Automotive Group: Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth

Al Mulla signed an agreement to become the sole distributor of Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth automobiles in Kuwait. It is a major milestone in the Group’s history, as it marked the launch of a new division within the business: automotive, which expanded over the years to achieve remarkable accomplishments. The partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to this day.

1948 - Automotive Group: Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth

Al Mulla signed an agreement to become the sole distributor of Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth automobiles in Kuwait. It is a major milestone in the Group’s history, as it marked the launch of a new division within the business: automotive, which expanded over the years to achieve remarkable accomplishments. The partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to this day.

1955 - Engineering Group: Introduction of HVAC to Kuwait

The Group introduced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to the Kuwaiti market. This division, now known as Al Mulla Engineering, grew into the largest electro-mechanical contractor in Kuwait and has affiliations with most of the leading global manufacturers of electro-mechanical equipment.

1972 - Automotive Group: Mitsubishi Kuwait

Al Mulla Group became the sole distributor for all Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Kuwait, a partnership that is thriving up to this day.

1972 - Automotive Group: Mitsubishi Kuwait

Al Mulla Group became the sole distributor for all Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Kuwait, a partnership that is thriving up to this day.

1974 - Rental and Leasing Group: Araba

Al Mulla launched its Rental and Leasing Group to provide services to consumers and businesses around Kuwait. Al Mulla Rental and Leasing is one of the largest companies in its sector across the GCC. It operates a fleet of over 10,000 vehicles and has over 20 branches all around Kuwait. AMRL also operates heavy-duty equipment lease services primarily to construction companies.

1977 - Automotive: FUSO Kuwait

Al Mulla became the sole distributor of FUSO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), in Kuwait.

1977 - Automotive: FUSO Kuwait

Al Mulla became the sole distributor of FUSO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), in Kuwait.

1979 - Financial Services Group: Al Mulla Finance

Started consumer financing for vehicles sold by the Group. Al Mulla Finance today is the largest Islamic financing company in Kuwait.

1980 - Trading and Manufacturing Group: Office Automation Solutions

The Group founded Al Mulla Office Automation Solutions, which is to claim over 50% market share in Kuwait. The company partnered with leading international brands and delivers award-winning aftersales services.

1980 - Trading and Manufacturing Group: Office Automation Solutions

The Group founded Al Mulla Office Automation Solutions, which is to claim over 50% market share in Kuwait. The company partnered with leading international brands and delivers award-winning aftersales services.

1982 - Financial Services: Tie-up with Oriental Insurance Co.

Established a joint venture with Oriental Insurance Company of India, the largest foreign insurance company in Kuwait.

1982 - Al Mulla Security Services: G4S

The Group formed a joint venture with the British security company Group 4 Securicor (formerly known as Securicor) to provide security services to various sectors in Kuwait. G4S is the largest security company in the country, providing numerous services to different lines of businesses.

1982 - Al Mulla Security Services: G4S

The Group formed a joint venture with the British security company Group 4 Securicor (formerly known as Securicor) to provide security services to various sectors in Kuwait. G4S is the largest security company in the country, providing numerous services to different lines of businesses.

1983 - Al Mulla Manufacturing Division

Established the Manufacturing Division to produce steel, transport refrigeration, and air movement products in both Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

2001 - Al Mulla Exchange

Established Al Mulla Exchange as a business for currency exchange and money remittance services. Al Mulla Exchange today has over 120 branches in the GCC, 88 of them in Kuwait.

2001 - Al Mulla Exchange

Established Al Mulla Exchange as a business for currency exchange and money remittance services. Al Mulla Exchange today has over 120 branches in the GCC, 88 of them in Kuwait.

2006 - Al Mulla & Behbehani Motor Company

Formed Al Mulla & Behbehani Motor Company as a joint venture for distribution of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Abarth, Alpha Romeo, Fiat, and MOPAR.

2006 - Healthcare: Royale Hayat Hospital

Started operations in the healthcare sector through a joint venture in Royale Hayat Hospital, a leading multi-specialty healthcare and wellness provider.

2006 - Healthcare: Royale Hayat Hospital

Started operations in the healthcare sector through a joint venture in Royale Hayat Hospital, a leading multi-specialty healthcare and wellness provider.

2011 - Automotive: Mitsubishi Egypt

Al Mulla was appointed as the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Egypt.

2013 - Automotive: FUSO Iraq

Al Mulla became the sole distributor of FUSO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), in Iraq.

2013 - Automotive: FUSO Iraq

Al Mulla became the sole distributor of FUSO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), in Iraq.

2014 - Automotive: ACURA Kuwait

Al Mulla Auto became the sole distributor in Kuwait for ACURA, the luxury class from Honda Motor Company, Japan.

2015 - Education: Kuwait College of Science and Technology

Launched Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KSCT) to provide internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer science, computer engineering, and electronic and communication engineering.

2015 - Education: Kuwait College of Science and Technology

Launched Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KSCT) to provide internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer science, computer engineering, and electronic and communication engineering.

2019 - Automotive: Mercedes-Benz Kuwait

Al Mulla Automobiles Co., a subsidiary of Al Mulla Group, acquired the exclusive rights of sales and aftersales services and products of Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicles in Kuwait.

Our Brands

Corporate Governance

As a closed shareholding company, Al Mulla Group manages all its companies and subsidiaries based on stringent standards of corporate governance to maintain the highest levels of  integrity in the conduct of the Group’s operations. To ensure a high level of compliance with international standards, national laws and regulations and industry best practices, we work with internationally reputed Consulting Firms to improve our processes and make sure we have a work environment built around the highest levels of transparency, integrity and honesty.


The Group is privately held by the Al Mulla family with Board members predominantly from the third generation. The shareholders - via the Board, set the vision and business outlook of the Group and the executive management team translate this vision into a business strategy to run the operations of all business units accordingly.


The Board is responsible for the systems of risk management and internal controls, which are designed to manage risk and provide reasonable assurance against material misstatement or loss. The Board implements effective policies and procedures for both operational and finance activities across the Group. Additionally, all policies, business processes and finance procedures are subject to scrutiny of an independent in-house Internal Audit Department, which reports to the Board Audit Committee. Further, another independent in-house Compliance Department, which also functionally reports to the Board Audit Committee, ensures compliance with approved Policy & Procedures, applicable laws and regulations and terms and conditions of distributor agreements.


Corporate Governance

Corporate Social Responsibility

Al Mulla Group Board members share a common belief in the pivotal role of the private sector in community development. This belief emanates from the family's values of being an active constituent of society whose well-being is not only an objective, but also a necessity for economic growth and social harmony.


The Group is keen on building strong partnerships with the civil society, government entities, and other businesses to achieve common goals of improving the quality of life for the community as a whole, and those who need it most in particular.


Whether it is a strategic partnership with Kuwait Investment Authority to equip Kuwaiti youth with valuable vocational skills, assisting in the distribution of food to needy people, contributing to a relief initiative by Kuwait Red Crescent Society, granting scholarships to brilliant students at Kuwait College of Science and Technology, or a simple offer of internships for students to improve their skills and real-world competencies, Al Mulla Group is committed to operate its businesses responsibly and always act as a good corporate citizen.


A major part of the Group's social responsibility is its special dedication to its core values of excellent customer service: ensuring that customers receive top-quality products and services, and that customers’ rights are protected. The Group interacts with its customers on all channels, listens to their opinions, and acts upon them to improve its operations, processes and products.


  •   Al Mulla Group Head Office,
         Free Trade Zone, Shuwaikh,
         Kuwait.
  •      Mailing address
         P.O. Box 177, Safat, 13002, Kuwait
  •   +965 2225 0888
  •   +965 2225 0880
  • info@almullagroup.com

About Al Mulla Group

Al Mulla Group is a leading diversified privately held business group based in the State of Kuwait. With over 15,000 employees, over 40 different Group companies and subsidiaries, operating in 8 different countries and affiliations with over 200 international brands.

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