Bahrain Industrial Association is the first official association established in the Kingdom of Bahrain representing the industrial sectors, manufacturers and factories in the Kingdom.
In the line with the Kingdom’s policy of free economy, private industrial sector has an important role in achieving a sustainable, balanced and integrated development of the country, we can indigenise advanced industrial technologies and can be a major source of providing quality job opportunities.
Bahrain’s Oil and Gas industry has witnessed many achievements since its early steps in the thirties of the last century when the Kingdom became the first producer of oil among the Gulf Cooperation Council member states. An integrated group of specialized companies was set up along with several investment projects aimed at the development of “Bahrain Field” which was discovered in 1932 and “Bahrain Refinery” which was created in 1936. Priorities also included enhancing cooperation with Arab and international petroleum organisations. The establishment of NOGA in 2005 marked a cornerstone for further development of the industry. The new body was entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing this vital sector which was restructured in order to achieve maximum efficiency while adhering to quality standards and principles of openness and transparency. In this context, NOGA ensures that the Kingdom of Bahrain’s current and future requirements of oil and gas resources are met; a crucial element for supporting national economy and the implementation of the guiding principles of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.
BAPCO, wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain, is engaged in the oil industry including exploration and prospecting for oil, drilling, production, refining, distribution of petroleum products and natural gas, sales and exports of crude oil and refined products. The company owns a 250,000 barrel-a-day refinery, storage facilities for more than 14 million barrels, a marketing terminal, and a marine terminal for its petroleum products. BAPCO’s prime customers for crude oil and refined products are based in the Middle East, India, the Far East, South East Asia and Africa, and 95 percent of refined products are exported.
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) consistently ranks as one of the largest and most modern aluminium smelters in the world. Known for its technological strength and innovative policies, Alba enforces strict environmental guidelines, maintains high track record for safety, and is widely regarded as one of the top ten performers on a global scale. It supports numerous community oriented programmes and social activities that have underlined its status as one of Bahrain’s leading industrial organisations that remains committed towards upholding its corporate social responsibilities. Alba’s inception marks the beginning of Bahrain’s strategy to diversify its economic base and reduce its dependence on oil. The aim was to establish an industry that would provide valuable export earnings, develop the country’s resources and create training and employment opportunities for a large number of Bahrainis. Alba was therefore incorporated by Charter in 1968 and officially commenced operations in 1971 as a 120,000 tonnes per annum smelter.
Majaal is an SME-focused developer and manager of industrial facilities. Offering high quality space in unit sizes accessible to small and medium sized businesses, Majaal facilitates the growth of both our tenants and the local economy. Majaal delivers. With its first two phases developed on-time and on-budget, and now fully occupied, Majaal announces the commencement of the final phase of its development at the Bahrain Investment Wharf (BIW). The new building will further increase the amount of leasable area by 50% to a total of nearly 400,000 square feet. With 22 existing tenants, the complex serves a wide variety of Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) with unit sizes ranging from 2,700 square feet up to 43,000 square feet. Majaal caters to the increasing warehousing needs of SMEs, which constitute the engine of growth for every economy. Majaal aims to raise the bar for warehousing developments by providing modern spatial solutions designed to international standards, complemented by a wide range of value-added services, including 24/7 security, state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology (ICT), assistance with fit-out works, and leasable materials-handling equipment such as forklift trucks. The complex is situated at BIW, a landmark US$ 1.6 billion mixed-use industrial, logistics, commercial development, covering 170 hectares in the newly designated Salman Industrial City. BIW is strategically located near Bahrain International Airport and the new deep water Khalifa bin Salman Port which opened in April 2009. With easy access to the city centre, the King Fahd causeway to Saudi, and the planned Friendship causeway to Qatar, the site is well connected to all transport hubs.
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, established in 1905, is a proactive and dynamic multi-State apex organisation working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages.The Chamber acts as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. PHD Chamber, through its research-based policy advocacy role, positively impacts the economic growth and development of the nation.
PHD Chamber is more than an organisation of the business community, as it lives by the chosen motto ‘In Community’s Life & Part of It’ and contributes significantly to socio-economic development and capacity building in several fields. PHD Chamber has a direct membership of over 1,600 corporate entities and serves more than 45,000 indirect members through 200 Association Members and 8 Secretarial Affiliates. The membership covers trade and industry. Apart from its headquarters in New Delhi, the Chamber has regional offices in Jammu, Shimla, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Jaipur and Bhopal.
AHK Saudi Arabia is since 1978 officially registered as, German Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO)”. AHK/German Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) is the official representative of German Industry and Commerce in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen. It was founded in 1978 with the mission of supporting and increasing the bilateral economic relations between Germany and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen by organizing business delegations, conferences, business to business talks, road shows, catalogue shows etc