The Saeed Industrial & Commercial Group is a group of companies which are privately owned by one family, the Saeed family.
SAEED GROUP COMPANIES ARE INVOLVED IN FOOD PRODUCTION, PLASTICS PRODUCTION, PRINTING & PACKAGING, AGRICULTURE, PHARMACEUTICALS, NATURAL RESOURCES & MINING.
Many of the companies that make up the Saeed Group are some of the longest running and most reputable manufacturing-based companies in the Sudan.
We are committed to efficient, sustainable and above all, responsible, business that contributes positively to the countries in which we operate through development of the work-force, equitable exploitation of natural resources and concrete economic growth.
The roots of the Saeed Industrial & Commercial Group lie in the establishment in the early 1940s of a trading house in the name of Ibrahim Saeed & Brothers, was located in the heart of the trading centre of Omdurman. The Group initially focused on the importation of a range of goods, including textiles and food-stuffs. However, it began to expand rapidly and new companies were incorporated to specialise in the supply and production of building materials, water pumps and cereals.
The late 1970s witnessed the establishment of large-scale factories such as Saeed Food Factory and soon after, Baraka Biscuit Factory. These were soon followed by Middle East Packaging Factory and the other companies that now make up the Group.
TODAY, SAEED INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL GROUP EMPLOYS OVER 4,000 PEOPLE IN MORE THAN 10 COMPANIES THAT TOGETHER COVER A DIVERSE AND BALANCED RANGE OF INDUSTRIES & SECTORS.
We attribute our success to our commitment to efficient, sustainable and above all, responsible, industry that contributes positively to the countries in which we operate through development of the work-force, equitable exploitation of natural resources and concrete economic growth.
Our first responsibility is to our consumers.
Our products and services are consistently high-quality and meet the highest production and safety standards. We constantly strive to reduce our costs in order to maintain reasonable, affordable prices for our customers and ultimate consumers. We believe in mutually beneficial relations with our suppliers, distributors, customers and business partners all of whom must have an opportunity to make a fair profit.
Our second responsibility is to our employees.
Committed to the men and women who work with us today and those who have worked with us in the past. Without their valuable contributions, we would not be where we are today. We firmly believe in fair and adequate compensation, safe and healthy working conditions and reasonable job security. We are conscious of our employees’ familial obligations and will seek to facilitate their fulfilment of these whenever reasonably possible. We are committed to principles of diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace, and do not accept any form of prejudice impacting the employment or progression of a well-qualified person.
Our third responsibility is to the communities in which we live and work.
We are committed to the communities in which we live and work, from which we draw our employees, our customers and consumers and with whose cooperation we are able to build our businesses. We believe in giving back to these communities through voluntary contributions and responsible business, not just because this builds brand loyalty or facilitates relationship building, but because it is the right thing to do. We do not have a corporate social responsibility department because we believe that all of our actions, in every sector, at every level, day in and day out, must be socially responsible. We bear our fair share of taxes, obey all laws to which we are subject, act with honesty and integrity in all our dealings and refuse to engage in unfair, exploitative or environmentally destructive activities.
Our final responsibility is to our shareholders.
Businesses must return a profit to their capital providers. We understand the importance of innovation and accept and prepare for the necessary accompanying costs of research, experimentation, expansion and acquisitions. We also understand the necessity of foresight and caution in business - if businesses are to stand the test of time, growth must be sustainable, diversification must be pursued and reserves must be put aside for adverse times. At the same time, businesses must not reflect badly on their shareholders. We value our shareholders’ good reputations and seek to uphold their ethics. We know that no amount of profit we return to our shareholders will fulfil our responsibility to them unless we have first satisfied our first, second and third responsibilities.