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‘A’ symbol of success

Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading adds another feather to its cap

Al Hamra Tower

Over the past four years, the distinctive ‘A’ emblazoned on the topmost slab at the Al Hamra luxury complex has continued its dignified rise as the tower took form and dominated Kuwait City’s horizon, while symbolising the quality and reliability that has become synonymous for Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company, the veteran Kuwaiti contractor it represents.

With this distinctive landmark, this leading contractor has added yet another skyscraper to its growing list of tall towers and further reinforced the credibility and trust it has built in the market over close to six decades.

Established in 1954 by Abdul Latif F Al Thuwainy and Nagib Ibrahim Najjar, Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company was nurtured by these two ambitious entrepreneurs who believed that building projects start with building relationships. Their commitment and hard work resulted in an exceptionally successful venture. The group grew steadily to become Kuwait’s leading name in the civil engineering and building construction industry. Adherence to high standards of service, a commitment to timely delivery, forging good client relationship and taking pride in its human capital and its culture has enabled the Ahmadiah Group to maintain its distinctive reputation as evidenced by its impressive track record in the execution of fast-track projects and design development and built projects (DDB).

“As we pass our values and culture to the third generation, we look with excitement to the Ahmadiah’s next 50 years and we anticipate fruitful unions and collaborations with new and durable partners and for Ahmadiah to become a regional player,” says Ahmad Faisal Al Thuwainy, chairman of the group.

The early years of the company focused on the development of a new era in Kuwait, where Ahmadiah played a pivotal role in building its suburbs, which mainly entailed housing and infrastructure projects. As Kuwait’s economy prospered, so did Ahmadiah. The private sector fuelled the boom and Ahmadiah was there to offer its unique quality engineering and building construction trademark. Its diverse reference of projects spans nearly all sectors – civil, commercial, industrial and energy, among others – with many projects completed as the prime contractor and as design-and-build projects, most notably the new VVIP Amiri Terminal at Kuwait International Airport.

Throughout the challenging years in the Kuwait’s market, Ahmadiah never ceased to work, says Al Thuwainy. Prestigious governmental entities such as Amiri and Bayan (Royal) Palaces, as well as various hospitals, roads, commercial centres, and others symbolise Ahmadiah’s contribution to the local market.

However, it is in the construction of supertall towers, where the bold, red ‘A’ logo stands out distinctively, that the company has displayed its forte and claims the distinction of having built Kuwait’s top three tallest towers to date: Arraya Tower, United Tower, and the most outstanding of them all – the Al Hamra Tower.

Confident of maintaining its quality for years to come, Ahmadiah aims to continue to offer the highest standards of construction diversity and a professional approach, which has enabled it to seek new opportunities such as the PPP (private-public partnership) projects and in the process create lasting international partnerships, all of which have given Ahmadiah a distinct portfolio.

“We are proud of our past and we have an active present. To what heights the promising future will lead us remains unknown. But one thing is sure and that is our clients, partners, friends and Ahmadiah will always share this success together,” Al Thuwainy concludes.

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