Awal Gulf, an associate company to Mezzan Holding, is an air conditioning and refrigeration equipment manufacturer, unique in its class and size in Bahrain. It has presently two manufacturing plants in the Sitra Industrial Area and the third factory is under development in the Hidd industrial area. The company has a current workforce of 1,100 in total. Awal Gulf has an impressive customer list from the MENA region. The requirements of all customer segments from an individual in the Bahraini Market to large corporate entities in overseas markets are met. The company’s broad product categories include Window Air Conditioners, Mini- Split Systems, Roof Top Water Coolers, Chest Freezers and Central Air Conditioners.
The entity in its present form originated from a family business “AWALCO” which operated through the early 70s, primarily as the regional authorized licensee for “FRIEDRICH” air conditioners. Identifying the potential for air conditioning products in the region assembly lines was established and very soon the presently renowned brand name of “PEARL” developed.
Broadening the base of the family ownership of the entity, the first of the present state of the art manufacturing facilities in Sitra was established in 1994, today the Sitra plant boasts of an annual capacity in excess of 500,000 units. The management focuses on continuous infrastructure improvements, automation as well as development of related product manufacturing.
Operating to the most stringent international standards Awal Gulf has taken long strides to reach its present size from a humble beginning of 20,000 units in total sales in 1995. With each year not only do the operational levels and geographical areas covered grow and expand but there is a clear focus on product improvement making Awal Gulf a preferred manufacturer.