Pan-Gulf Group rides high on success

July 2005

Riding on its success as a construction steel trader in the late seventies, Pan-Gulf Group has emerged to be one of the successful trading groups in Saudi Arabia.

Today, the group continues to reap the rewards of having diversified into a variety of sectors to support the industry, amidst a buoyant steel market.
“The key factor behind such success was the determination and vision of the group management to provide the best available products and services with a focus on serving the fast developing industrial sector in the region,” says Eisa Al Othman, Group Business development manager.
Now almost 30 years since its establishment, the Riyadh-based Pan Gulf Group has a chain of business divisions that operate individually or as part of the group, offering various high-quality products and services to its clients within the construction and industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia and the GCC.
The divisions that cater to the steel sector include:
Steel Division (SD): A stockist and supplier of various types and grades of structural steel and plates. Established in 1978, it comprises two sections: the steel and pipe stockist and a steel coil processing centre (CPC). 
With operating stockyards, warehouses and offices throughout the kingdom, SD is the sole stockist agent for Corus and Redman Fisher of the UK, Iscor Seamless of South Africa, Indian Seamless Metal Tubes of India, and Pohang Iron and Steel Company of Korea. Its list of prestigious clients include Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Company (Sabic).
The CPC was established in 1999 in Jubail to meet the growing needs of the manufacturing, industrial and contracting sector in the Middle East. It is fully equipped with modern machines and equipment to meet the requirement of customers for hot and cold rolled steel sheets and coils, hot dip galvanised and electrogalvanised sheets, among other products.
Gulf Steel Works (GSW):  It is a designers and fabricator of process equipment, heat exchangers/air-coolers and heavy structural steel.
GSW is a significant strategic business unit and is one of the leading fabricators of process equipment and heavy steel structures for the hydrocarbon processing industries (oil, gas and petrochemicals), fertilisers, process chemical and primary utilities (power generation and water desalination).
Located in Jubail Industrial City, a major expansion programme under way at GSW will triple its facility from 44,364 sq m to 122,624 sq m and boost its covered area from 11,200 sq m  to 24,100 sq m.
The division is an ISO9001:2000 accredited facility and ASME certified for the manufacture of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and process equipment. It  is on the approved list of Saudi Aramco, Sabic, Saudi Electric Company, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and international EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractors and consultants.
Gulf Industrial Grating (GIGC): This division designs and manufactures tailor-made steel gratings and stair-treads. GIGC is fully equipped with the latest machines and is supported by an experienced and specialised team of engineers and technicians, to meet the gratings needs of fabricator and contractors.
Piping Systems Division (PSD): It is a stockist and supplier of all types and grades of high quality pipes, fittings, valves and flanges.
Besides these divisions, the Pan-Gulf Group also enfolds a Welding Solutions Division (WSD), which is a stockist, supplier and service centre of Esab welding equipment, tools and consumables; Pan Gulf–UBMO, a stockist and supplier of major brands of architectural, mechanical and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) products; Fire Protection and Security Division (FPSD), which undertakes engineering and design, supply and installation and testing and commissioning of all types of fire detection, protection and fighting, security and gas detection systems; and the Food Division, which imports and supplies high-quality foodstuff.

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