Welcome to Almarai - Quality You Can Trust
Almarai is the largest integrated dairy foods company in the world with an unrivaled reputation synonymous with delivering excellence and quality across its entire range of products. Currently operating across the gulf region, Almarai employs over 22,000 employees servicing some 40,000 retail outlets with a turnover that exceeded $2 billion in 2011.
An aggressive expansion program together with acquisitions in new vertical markets including poultry process have created exciting opportunities to join a dynamic multinational team dedicated to furthering growth plans for the group.
Almarai began in 1976, based in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Almarai Company network extends throughout the Arabian Peninsula, leading and influencing the agricultural, dairy processing and food distribution industries.Please see our company video for more information: The company was established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1976 as a partnership between the Irish agri-foods pioneer Alastair McGuckian and his brother Paddy, and HH Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer.
Established in 1977. HH Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer, Almarai's Chairman, recognized an opportunity to transform Saudi Arabia’s traditional dairy farming industry to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding domestic market. Under his guidance, numerous agricultural projects were launched. Starting with fresh milk and laban processing, the scale and scope of these initiatives soon expanded to incorporate modern dairy farms and state-of-the-art processing plants.
Developments: During the early 1990s, Almarai entered a period of restructuring and reinvestment that took it from a decentralized structure to a centralized structure. The aim: to establish itself as a low-cost producer so that consumers can enjoy high-quality products at an affordable price. In line with this model, five decentralized processing plants were replaced with the first central processing plant. Also ten small decentralized dairy farms were replaced with four large dairy farms in Al Kharj in the central region. In late 2005, a second larger central processing plant was commissioned, incorporating a new cheese plant. As well as two new super-farms were commissioned. In the same year, Almarai moved from being a privately owned company to a publicly listed company and now has around 70,000 shareholders. At the end of 2011, Almarai's market capitalization exceeded SAR23 billion.
Bakery: In 2007, Almarai entered the bakery category by acquiring Jeddah-based Western Bakeries. Two years later, it started the construction of a new bakery facility in Al Kharj.
Poultry: In 2009, Almarai adds the poultry category to our portfolio through the acquisition of Hail Agricultural Development Company (HADCO). After investing in a world-class production facility, it launched the new poultry brand – Alyoum.
Geographical expansion: Almarai pooled its respective expertise in dairy and juice with PepsiCo. In 2009 and launched a joint venture – the International Dairy and Juice (IDJ) Company.
Infant nutrition: In 2010, Almarai entered the infant nutrition market with the construction of the region’s first infant nutrition plant at Al Kharj, to be commissioned in 2012. Almarai formed the International Pediatric Nutrition Company (IPNC), a 50-50 joint venture with Mead Johnson Nutrition. Its infant nutrition products are co-branded under Almarai and Mead Johnson’s flagship range, Enfa.
Almarai’s Dairy Liquids portfolio offers a wide range of fresh and long-life products the whole family can enjoy. From Fresh Laban and Fresh Milk to delicious Flavored Milks and more advanced dairy products such as Lactofree lactose-free milk, Vetal Milk and Vetal Laban.
Yoghurts and Desserts
Mde from 100% natural, fresh cow’s milk and rich in calcium. The range has a wide choice of options ranging from traditional products such as Zabadi, Gishta and Labneh to Fruit Yoghurts and Crème Caramel.
Foods Almarai’s Foods range offers a choice of quality products. From Cream Cheese to Feta and Mozzarella, the selection includes the Middle East’s favorites. Almarai also offers Butter, Cream and Ghee
Juices Almarai Juices were first introduced to the market in 1999. Today Almarai offers 14 with a 40% market share across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Bakery The diverse bakery offering incorporates two brands: L’usine and 7 Days. From breads and croissants to cakes, biscuits and ready-to-eat pastries.
Poultry In 2010, Almarai Company launched a new poultry brand, Alyoum. Alyoum meaning ‘today’, reflects the freshness. Alyoum range includes a wide choice of fresh poultry products including whole birds and a selection of cut-up portions.
Infant Formula The International Pediatric Nutrition Company combines Almarai’s quality you trust, with Mead Johnson’s century-long heritage of pediatric science and dedication to providing infants with the best start in life.