German Metal Surface Treatment Company “SUGEST” was established in 2003 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the specialty chemicals’ manufacturing & marketing arm of Al Areefi Group of Companies.
In collaboration with German Technology, their first venture was the Metal Surface Treatment Chemicals’ production plant located in the 3rd industrial area, Riyadh, KSA.
Today, SUGEST has grown to be one of the leading companies in manufacturing and marketing Metal Surface Treatment Chemical products in the region with more than 135 items falling under the following main categories:
In 2009, SUGEST established an exclusive Oil Field Chemicals manufacturing and blending production plant in Dammam, KSA. The establishing of such production plant in the Eastern Region intended to cater Saudi ARAMCO’s oil field requirements with an express service. This production plant produces chemicals related to the oil field applications in collaboration with Oil Chem. Technologies, Gujarat Chemicals and DOW.
In 2012, SUGEST commissioned three new production plants in the central province, KSA in order to produce Detergents and Disinfectants; covering huge range of home and personnel care products and intermediate detergents and disinfectants products, in addition to Paints products and Plastic Packaging products.
Recently, SUGEST implemented different pilot plants as an integral part of SUGEST’s manufacturing facilities to provide tailor made solutions to SUGEST’s customers in several different specialty chemicals’ segments such as; Refineries & Process Chemicals, Lubricants, Lubricants Additives and Water Treatment Chemicals in collaboration with Dorf Ketal Chemicals, Grauer & Weil India, Oil Chem. Technologies, DOW and Ashland.
SUGEST identified at earlier stage that Research & Development is a corner stone for its success. Currently, we have a very sophisticated laboratories distributed among the three main provinces of KSA representing the hub of our products’ invention, development and formulation, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and most advanced related lab machines, equipments and tools managed by a world of proven talent whom are top qualified personnel delivering breakthrough innovative tailor-made solutions.
SUGEST is a subsidiary company of the National Company for Sulphur Products (NCSP) with 85% ownership, NCSP currently provides maintenance, safety and security services and support to SUGEST based on a pre-defined Service Level Agreement (SLA).
German Metal Surface Treatment Company’s (SUGEST) operations achieved a significant growth over the past 4 years due to overall increase in demand on our products in the region’s markets, expanding our operational regions and distribution network to cover more countries in North Africa and far east, increasing our market share in KSA, GCC countries and Levant countries, the huge investments made in our Research & Development Centers which distributed among KSA and strengthen the partnership with several well known worldwide specialty chemicals suppliers and manufacturers such as Oil Chem. Technologies, Gujarat Chemicals, DOW, Dorf Ketal Chemicals, Grauer & Weil India and Ashland.
In addition to the above, the introduction of the new business segments over those years such as Oil Field & Process Chemicals, Lubricants and Lubricants Additives, Water Treatment Chemicals, Surfactants, Detergents & Disinfectants, Paints, in addition to the Metal Surface Treatment Chemicals facilitated SUGEST’s efforts to reach and serve more new customers in several regions, meet and exceed customers requirements and expectations and achieve remarkable sales growth figures.
Sals figures for the past 4 years shows astonishing sales growth with 23%; 2010 – 2011, 62.5%; 2011 – 2012 and 80.8%; 2012 – 2013, aiming to maintain such incredible sales growth percentages in 2014.