Abbar Trading Company (ATC) is a flagship member of Dar Al Abbar, a Saudi, family-owned, diversified trading and investment group headquartered in Jeddah. The group’s activities include importation and distribution of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), warehousing and logistics, shipping, restaurants, media, real estate development and construction.

ATC’s principle line of business is the importation, warehousing, and distribution of fast moving consumer goods. ATC currently operates 14 distribution hubs throughout Saudi Arabia and services all segments of the market through dedicated sales teams. Today, the company employs over 1,000 people.

History

Abbar Trading Company's roots trace back to the Abdullah Abbar & Ahmed Zainy Company which was incorporated in Makkah on 18 December 1954. Over the half century that followed, and several corporate evolutions, the company has developed into one of the leading FMCG importers and distributors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As the original Abbar & Zainy business grew, the company evolved and first came to be known as Abbar & Zainy Cold Stores, and focused on cold chain distribution with activities in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy, Meats, Poultry, and various other Chilled and Frozen products.

In February 2010, the Abbar family successfully completed the acquisition of the full Zainy share in Abbar & Zainy Cold Stores. The company was then renamed Abdullah Abbar & Sons Cold Stores (ACS).

Beginning July 2011, ATC was awarded by Nestle the exclusive distribution of their full range of products in the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia.

As the business grew further, two distinct activities immerged, the first, our historical trading business, was reincorporated as Abbar Trading Company, while the other, our logistics division became Abbar Logistic Services Company.

Today, ATC has expanded its business beyond chilled and frozen foods and now represents a multitude of international brands covering most food sectors such as Frozen Poultry, Chilled and Frozen Meats, Natural and Processed Cheeses, Frozen Vegetables, Canned Foods, Condiments, Edible Oils, Rice, Dried Fruits and Nuts, Confectionary and Consumer Goods.

Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

Leadership Team

› Dr. Abdelrahman Abbar – Chairman
Completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University School of Management in 1975 and graduate degrees from Warton School of Management (1977) and Georgetown Law School (JD 1983, LICM 1985). Member of Saudi Majlis Al-Shoura from 1998 to 2002 and International Court of Arbitration in Paris from 2000 to 2002.

› Abdelkarim Abbar – Group Chief Executive Officer
Graduated Boston University School of Management in 2006, joining the company in 2007.

› Graham Morris – Chief Operating Officer
Joined the group in 2008 after 5 years with Al Azziza Panda - Saudi Arabia. Prior to moving to the kingdom Graham worked in the UK for L’Oreal.

› Gamal S. Gamal - Group Vice President Finance & IT
Gamal has 23 years experience in public accounting, internal audit, and financial management.
Gamal has a bachelor degree from Cairo University and a diploma from the American University in Cairo. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from Colorado State Board of Accountancy and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

› Imran Al-Hindi – Group Vice President HR & Support Services
Over 20 years of experience in the FMCG, Business Management and Hospitality Industry acquired in the Regional and International Markets.
Worked as a Management and Training consultant for various major group of companies in the UAE, Egypt, and KSA.

The Four P’s

Principles

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Passion
  • Pride

People

  • Attract the best
  • Recruit the best
  • Retain the best
  • Develop all
  • Actively support Saudisation

Product

  • Building strong brand portfolio
  • Excellence in market coverage
  • Commitment to quality

Profit

  • Secure tomorrow, today
  • Healthy cash flow
  • Sustainable profitable growth

TIMELINE FOR BRANDS

1980's Allana
Formageries Bel
Sadi Alliance
1990's Sonac Sabco Butler
Friesland Campina (Frico)
Lactalis Hajdu Petrou
2000's Perdigao
Doux Frangosul
Rainbow Agrarfrost
2010
LT Foods (Dawaat)
2011 Nestle Valesul
2012 Zaina Crespo
Nestle Professional
2013 Bahlsen Mani
2014 Zado Penotti Baco
2015 Fini

World Wide Supplier Base

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Dairy & Deli Products

Abbar offers a wide variety of dairy & deli products to meet every consumer's needs. Our portfolio includes leading international cheese brands such as Frico in addition to a wide variety of Spanish olives under the Crespo brand.

Trading

The Abbar Trading Division is a leader within the frozen foods sector, specializing in high volume, fast moving, commodity products. With an annual volume in excess of 100,000 metric tons, the division employs a highly qualified sales force to cover the Wholesale, Retail and Food Service markets.

Distribution

The Abbar Distribution Division specializes in the sales, marketing, and distribution of branded food products to retail customers across the country. At its core is a commitment to achieving excellence in market coverage, quality of service, and building strong brand portfolios.

Operating under a variety of models, we exclusively represent a number of leading regional and international brands, in addition to our own brand Zaina. We have an enviable track record of developing our principles' business through leveraging our experience, diverse portfolio and a second-to-none sales and distribution platform.

In addition to our Distribution Division is the Nestle Business Unit; a sales and distribution team dedicated exclusively to Nestle. This business within a business benefits from the scale of our extensive infrastructure and distribution network while ensuring dedicated focus on the extensive Nestle range.

Logistics

Through our sister company, Abbar Logistics, we provide complete supply chain management solutions to the various Abbar Trading divisions in addition to third party customers. Our services include Shipping & Clearance, Transportation, Storage, and Delivery which can all be customized and scaled to meet each individual customer's demands and requirements. Through our customs clearing offices in Jeddah and Dammam we clear an average of 7000 containers per year.

Abbar operates 18 strategically located multi-temperature facilities across the Kingdom each with storage capability from -22 to +25 degrees. We can offer our customers options from short, medium, and long term storage rentals to full 3PL solutions. Abbar also maintains a fleet of over 200 flatbed trailers and 400 temperature controlled trucks ranging from 2.5 to 40 tons. This enables us to provide our customers with a multitude of services such as transporting break bulk cargo and containers from the ports, reefer transportation across the Kingdom, multi-drop delivery service to customers, in addition to full operational leasing with drivers.

Our locations

Our branches all over Saudi Arabia and GCC‏

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Overview

Abbar Training Academy endorses the culture of Learning & Development as a strategic way forward for the Abbar Group of companies. It aims at building an internal learning culture; one that ensures quality training & development of all its talented employees from entry level and throughout the individual’s career progress within the Group. The Academy caters for various levels of training by function covering Basic, Intermediate & Advanced levels.

Programs

We implement series of Initial Training & Onboarding programs to enable efficient startup of our people, by clearly communicating the performance standards & expectations early on in one’s career. We invest in substantial resources for the purpose of identifying and then developing participants’ competencies to improved levels. We build a larger portfolio of robust mechanisms to facilitate cross-functional knowledge transfer, skill building and leadership development.

Our Mission is guided by key values

  1. We value high quality training and practice, on-the-job or in the field.
  2. We cultivate and advocate ethical behavior in all aspects of our work.
  3. We provide a dynamic and supportive learning & development of best practices for our people, embracing the full diversity of our backgrounds and experiences.
  4. We build cooperative relationships committed to the advancement of our people in our programs at various levels.

Saudization

A commitment to support Saudization is at the core of Abbar. As a Saudi-owned family business, we believe in our social responsibility in developing the next generations of Saudi business professionals. We are an equal opportunity employer with a mixed workforce focused on attracting the best, and developing all.

Code of Conduct

We implement series of Initial Training & Onboarding programs to enable efficient startup of our people, by clearly communicating the performance standards & expectations early on in one’s career. We invest in substantial resources for the purpose of identifying and then developing participants’ competencies to improved levels. We build a larger portfolio of robust mechanisms to facilitate cross-functional knowledge transfer, skill building and leadership development.

  1. Be prepared to learn and to allow others to learn.
  2. Being on time is being late; being early is being on time
  3. Training is aimed at providing you with valuable knowledge, building your skills and attitude towards developing your competencies to a higher level. As such we expect that you:
    • Broaden your perspective of effective skills and principles.
    • To work hard for the duration of a Training Course.
    • To work in a safe environment, where mistakes have no serious consequences.
    • You will be participative, make contributions and ask questions with an open mind and listen generously
  4. Smoking is prohibited in the Training Center.
  5. The prescribed dress code for all delegates is smart business at all times.
  6. Mobile phones are to be switched off or kept on silent mode during training. Delegates can take calls and check messages at break times.
  7. Food & Beverages are not allowed inside the training classrooms.
  8. Delegates shall respect the property of the Training Center and help keep the Center clean, safe and orderly.
  9. Abusive or unprofessional behavior towards the trainers and colleagues will not be tolerated.
  10. Our Training staff will treat all delegates and visitors with absolute dignity, confidentiality, and respect for all.

Welcome to Abbar Careers

We are pursuing to be the preferred employer of choice by creating an environment where great people thrive and excel in our chosen One of our values is PEOPLE and our goals are:
› Attract the Best.
› Recruit the Best.
› Retain the Best.
› Develop All.
The company provides the opportunities for both genders by specific programs to develop and raise their job performance.Also allow for full time job, part time job, seasonal work and co-optraining for universities and institutes graduates in different fields. We wish you continuous success in your future career with us.

WHY ABBAR

We are passionate about our people; it is our people that make Abbar a great leader in sales, distribution, and logistics.

Culture & Values

Is about providing everyone who works at Abbar with equal opportunity to exercise their responsibility, integrity, and eagerness to learn while growing themselves, their career path, and our business.

Growth

Our strength and future growth depend directly upon the contribution made by every employee of our company.

Benefits & Rewards

We have a fair compensation & rewards programs based on employee performance and ability communicated effectively within our company.

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Corporate Head Office

Abbar Trading Company

Abbar & Zainy Tower,
Al Hindawiah Street, P.O. Box 2495,
Jeddah, 21451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Telephone

+966 (12) 647 4000

Fax

+966 (12) 647 0470

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Branch’s Telephone & Fax Numbers

Location Telephone No. Fax No.
Jeddah 012-6371315 012-6373012
Riyadh 011-4388448 011-402 1739
Buraydah 016-3231828 016-3243838
Dammam 013-8392525 013-8391223
Al Hassa 013-5861469 013-5863916
Khamis Mushayt 017-2358844 017-2358484
Jizan 017-3232331 017-3232334
Medinah 014-8489057 014-848752
Tabuk 014-4244651 014-4247049
Najran 017-5444938 017-5444916
Makkah 012-5381808 012-5314278
Hafr Al Baten 013-7214210 013-7213676
Sakaka 014-6248048 014-6256954
Al Baha 017-7530657 -
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