On these pages, you can find out more about some of the key Saeed Group businesses.
Saeed businesses are established with Our Values firmly in mind. We pride ourselves on business decisions that are responsible. To us, responsible means business that is profitable; sustainable; and environmentally and socially ethical. Accordingly, we invest for the long term. When we go into a new sector or a new region, we expect to be there for decades, not months or years.
TO ENSURE THE STABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE GROUP AS WHOLE, OUR BUSINESSES COVER A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDUSTRIES AND SECTORS IN DIFFERENT GEOPOLITICAL REGIONS.
Through our decentralized businesses, each of which is led by an entrepreneurial management team, we strive to maintain our reputation for making responsible investments and for providing consistent, high-quality products and services to our customers and consumers. Together with our talented and energetic employees, we are focused on continuously improving the value of the Saeed brand by developing and producing the best products and providing the highest quality of service in the many industries we serve.
Inaugurated in 1984, Baraka Biscuits Factory was one of the first biscuit factories to be established in the Sudan. From modest beginnings with only a small line producing 3,240 tons of biscuits annually,
Over the last 30 years, Baraka biscuits have become an essential part of the Sudanese diet, with the trademark blue wrappers recognized by consumers all over the Sudan, South Sudan and even into neighboring Eritrea, Ethiopia and Chad. For decades, we have been delighting consumers with our ever-growing range of high quality, delicious and well-priced products, which now includes 9 different products.
BARAKA BISCUITS HAS BECOME THE LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF BISCUITS IN SUDAN WITH A MARKET SHARE OF MORE THAN 50%
BARAKA BISCUITS’ UNIQUE CENTRAL LOCATIONS IN THE TOWN OF WAD MEDANI, GEZIRA STATE, PROVIDE EASY ACCESS TO ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AS WELL AS TO NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES FOR FOREIGN EXPORT.
Through our dedicated distribution fleets, which cover Khartoum and all the major cities, we guarantee only freshness and quality. Conscious that children and youth make up a significant proportion of our customer base,
we seek at all times to ensure that our products are made from only the highest quality raw materials,
sourced from trustworthy suppliers. We make our products without excessive additives and preservatives. We combine all of this with strict quality control policies to ensure that we consistently provide safe, reliable and enjoyable products. We also pride ourselves on ensuring, through a deep understanding of local and regional markets, that our products offer our consumers excellent value for money.
ALL OF THE ABOVE HAS LED TO THE VARIOUS BARAKA BISCUITS BRANDS STANDING OUT AS SOME OF THE MOST RECOGNISABLE & BELOVED BRANDS IN THE REGION.
Looking to the future, we believe that our customers always come first and so we are constantly striving to maintain our commitment to innovative, premium products through continuous research and development. Our outstanding reputation in these areas allows us to provide the high level of interaction and customer satisfaction that only truly great brands can enjoy.
In keeping with our commitment to innovation and continuous development of new products, Baraka Biscuits began offering a range of tasty corn-based and potato-based snacks in 2003. The great success of these products led to the establishment in 2013 of Baraka Chips Factory, a complementary sister-company to Baraka Biscuits focusing on the savory snack market.
WITH DELICIOUS RECIPES & INNOVATIVE PACKAGING, BARAKA CHIPS IS NOW THE MOST BELOVED BRRAND IN THE SUDANESE SNACKS MARKET
Over the last few years, Baraka Chips’ product offering has continuously expanded and now includes more than 13 different best-selling products.
Like Baraka Biscuits, Baraka Chips is centrally located in the town of Wad Medani, Gezira State. This provides access to the whole of the Sudan, as well as neighboring countries. In addition, our dedicated Khartoum-based sales and distribution fleet allows us to ensure that consumers have access to Baraka Chips products at the lowest prices and in the freshest condition.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE HEALTH & WELL BEING OF OUR CONSUMERS, PARTICULARLY THE CHILDREN & YOUTH WHO MAKE UP MUCH OF OUR BARAKA CHIPS CONSUMER-BASE.
Accordingly, we take great care to manufacture our products from safe, high-quality raw materials, and without excessive additives and preservatives. This is matched with our scientific approach to manufacturing, which demands rigorous quality control processes and cutting-edge machinery, to ensure consistent production of superior-quality products.
Our commitment to unceasing product development means that we are perpetually developing new flavours and product lines to delight our consumers. We also strive to have efficient technology and systems in place to ensure we can provide our products at prices that are affordable for all our consumers.
OUR OVERARCHING OBJECTIVE IS TO CONTINUE THE BARAKA & SAEED LEGACIES WHICH BARAKA CHIPS HAS INHERITED, & UPHOLD THE TRUST THAT CONSUMERS HAVE, FOR GENERATIONS, PLACED IN THESE NAMES.
We believe it is our commitment to this objective that has allowed Baraka Chips to establish itself, in such a short time, as a trusted producer of much-loved brands.
SAEED FOOD FACTORY
Saeed Food Factory Ltd was established in 1980 as one of the largest industrial complexes for the manufacturing and packaging of consumer food products in the Sudan.
WITH OVER 23 PRODUCTS, SAEED FOOD FACTORY PRODUCTS OCCUPY A TREASURED SPOT IN THE HEARTS OF FAMILIES ACROSS THE WHOLE OF THE SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN.
Saeed Food Factory's production lines include: a line for tomato paste with an annual capacity of 30,000 tons; a line for juices and squash with an annual capacity of 9,500 tons; a line for jams with an annual capacity of 30,000 tons; multiple automatic filling lines for cans, bottles and jars so as to handle the factory's daily production; an automatic labelling line for bottles and cans; and a state-of-the-art can-making facility with a capacity of 1000 cans per minute.
THE ENDURING STRENGTH OF SAEED FOOD FACTORY STEMS FROM OUR THREE-PRONGED APPROACH TO THE FOOD INDUSTRY:
• Relentless focus on ongoing quality & manufacturing excellence.
• Innovation & continuous development of new products and product extensions.
• Ongoing staff training to ensure our people have the skills needed for us to keep succeeding.
FOR OVER 30 YEARS, SAEED FOOD FACTORY HAS BEEN WINNING SUDANESE CONSUMERS WITH ITS PORTFOLIO OF TRUSTED BRANDS & REPUTATION FOR UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY.
The main manufacturing facility is located in Khartoum North Industrial District. Saeed Food Factory also owns and operates an agricultural complex, Saeed Agricultural Project, which is located on 3,200 acres of prime farm land on the banks of the Blue Nile approximately 60 km north of Khartoum.
AS A MODERN SUDANESE ENTERPRISE, SAEED FOOD FACTORY RELIES ENTIRELY ON DOMESTIC TALENT FOR PLANNING, ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE.
This local expertise is supplemented with foreign, state-of-the-art technology, all of which has been adapted to get the most out of local conditions and locally-available raw materials.
In line with our progressive approach to industry, Saeed Food Factory strives constantly to improve our products.
WE ENSURE THAT WE ARE ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD INDUSTRY BY UPGRADING TO NEW PRODUCTION LINES AS THEY ARE DEVELOPED.
Saeed Food Factory has participated in many international and national fairs and has received highly acclaimed awards in recognition of the quality of its products. These include an ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certification in 2002 from SGS Switzerland.
Our renowned product range is extensive: from our hallmark Saeed Al-Bustan® and Saeed® tomato paste, to drinks (including the much loved Rosana®), jams, marmalades, golden syrup, juices and canned vegetables and beans, the Saeed Food Factory logo stands out from the rest as a mark of dependable, high-quality produce that provide consumers with excellent value for their money.
SAEED AGRICULTURAL PROJECT
Consistent with our policy of sustainable expansion and prudent diversification, the decision was made in the early 2000’s to develop some 3,200 fedans of prime agricultural land owned by the Group into a large-scale agricultural project. Saeed Agricultural Project is located on the east bank of the Blue Nile, approximately 70km south-east of Khartoum. The highway from Khartoum to Port Sudan (which extends through Gezira, Gedaref and Kassala States) passes through the Project giving it excellent access to the markets of major cities.
SAEED AGRICULTURAL PROJECT PRODUCES PREMIUM FRESH FRUIT, VEGETABLES, CEREALS, NUTS & ANIMAL FODDER.
Our aim is to satisfy the high local and regional demand for high calibre, well-priced produce. Our team of agriculturists control and check production at every stage. Controls start in the field and follow production right through to processing, packing and storage.
WE POSITION OURSELVES TO SUPPLY PRODUCE OUT OF SEASON THROUGH INVESTMENT IN HIGH-TECH FARMING TECHNIQUES & CONCEPTS SUCH AS PROTECTED HOUSES.
We also look to our heritage for inspiration, for example by following the centuries old local tradition of maintaining bee hives to aid in the pollination of our crops.
The latest development projects at Saeed Agricultural Project include fish farming and animal fattening. We anticipate producing 1200 tons of superior-quality tilapia and catfish per year for the local market. The animal fattening project focuses on the production of prime cattle for human consumption. In the future, Saeed Project will also have a quarantine for the in-house certification of our animals.
MINDFUL OF OUR COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AND OUR GOOD FORTUNE TO BE LOCATED IN THE NILE VALLEY, WITH ITS FERTILE SOIL AND PLENTIFUL ACCESS TO FRESH WATER, WE ARE CONSTANTLY SEEKING TO DEVELOP RESOURCE-EFFICIENT AGRICULTURE.
Our respect for the fragile ecosystem of the nile valley is integral to our production methods which we seek to ensure have the least possible impact on the environment.
MIDDLE EAST PACKAGING
The Middle East Packaging Factory was established in 1995, with the aim of producing quality corrugated carton boxes tailored to our customers’ needs, and quickly rose to become the leading manufacturer of corrugated carton boxes in Sudan. The factory is strategically located in Khartoum North Industrial Area within close reach of many of our customers.
Our advanced machinery and technical know-how enable us to serve a wide range of sectors; such as the local food industries, motor oil industries and export fruits and vegetables sector, just to name a few. Coupled with our understanding of market demands and trends, this provides our customers with a dynamic service offering.
DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING & DELIVERING PRODUCTS TO PRECISELY SUIT OUR CUSTOMERS' NEEDS, WE ALWAYS ENSURE THAT OUR PACKAGING IS AVAILABLE WITH THE RIGHT QUALITY & ON TIME.
Our commitment to the concept of total quality control throughout the manufacturing process, including selecting the best raw materials and ensuring thorough supervision of the production, has earned us the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certification from SGS Switzerland in 2002.
IN LINE WITH OUR QUALITY PROMISE, A NEW COMPLETE QUALITY CONTROL LAB HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE FACILITY, WITH ADVANCED TESTING EQUIPMENT.
We also invested in 2010 the company invested heavily in a second state of the art production line, increasing our production capacity from 10,000 tons/year to 30,000 tons/year. This makes us the only packaging factory in Sudan with two running production lines, which puts us in the best position to supply the increasing demands of our customers, while reacting rapidly to the dynamic changes in their packaging needs.
MABCO Plastics Co. Ltd first started production in December 1989. The first products we manufactured were household storage products such as plastic jerricans. Today, MABCO produces a wide range of high-quality plastic goods, ranging from children's chairs to household buckets.
THE FACTORY CONSISTS OF 25 INJECTION-MOULDING MACHINES, WITH PRODUCTION CAPACITY RANGING FROM 250 METRIC TONS TO 1,250 METRIC TONS. WE ALSO HAVE MORE THAN 10 BLOW-MOULDING MACHINES.
The factory is located on a 5,000m2 site in Omdurman Light Industrial Area, an ideal location to access the key demand centre of Khartoum State.
MABCO also has strong distribution links which ensure its products reach consumers all over the Sudan.
THROUGH CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF CONSISTENTLY HIGH QUALITY, WELL-PRICED PRODUCTS, MABCO HAS BUILT UP A STRONG AND LOYAL CONSUMER BASE.
This success has enabled us to embark on successive programs of expansion and development, meaning that today MABCO is a leader in the sudanese plastics market.
As part of our expansion program, MABCO has acquired a further 4,000m2 plot of land, flanking the eastern side of the existing factory. High quality steel hangers are being erected to accommodate new state of the art injection and blow moulding machines, which will be used to satisfy the constant and increasing demand for MABCO products.
MABCO HAS A LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING.
We have invested to reduce energy and resource consumption and the waste generated during the plastic production processes. We regularly review the amounts of utilities and raw materials MABCO consumes in order to continually improve manufacturing processes and invest in new, more efficient systems, technology and equipment. This allows for reduced energy and resource consumption. At MABCO, we also continually seek ways to reduce and recycle waste – examples range from reusing scrap on the factory floor to using less paper in offices.
SAEED MINING COMPANY
Saeed Mining Company Ltd was recently established to explore opportunities arising in the minerals exploration and development sector.The Company seeks to combine the Saeed Industrial and Commercial Group's strong local knowledge and deep project management experience with foreign and local geological expertise to develop the mineral wealth of the Sudan.
WE ARE CONSCIOUS OF THE DAMAGE THAT MINING CAN INFLICT ON THE ENVIRONMENT & THE HEALTH OF MINERS & LOCAL COMMUNITIES.
Accordingly, we are determined to implement large-scale projects that use cutting-edge technology and in-depth mining experience to safely, efficiently and effectively extract minerals.
OUR LONG HISTORY OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE IN THE SUDAN HAS TAUGHT US THAT THE ONLY SUSTAINABLE WAY TO DO BUSINESS IN THE COUNTRY IS WITH THE COOPERATION & SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY.
To this end, we insist on engagement with local communities prior to investing in minerals exploration or development in their regions, on employing local workers whenever possible and in ensuring that our mining projects contribute to the development of the region through not-for-profit initiatives.
MEDICA Import & Distribution Co. Ltd. was acquired by Saeed Group of companies in 2012. The company was previously known as G.F KABBABE & SONS CO. and held a well respected presence in the pharmaceutical distribution sector for over fifty years.
MEDICA'S PORTFOLIO INCLUDES SOME OF THE LARGEST & MOST RECOGNISED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN THE WORLD.
Due to this and to our comprehensive distribution network we have been able to consolidate our position as one of the leading companies in this sector. Furthermore, several of the companies we represent are highly specialised in their field and are pioneers in the products they have developed. The companies that MEDICA represents exclusively in the Sudan are:
France & UK
RECKITT BENCKISER ARABIA
PFIZER ENTERPRISES SARL
WITH A RANGE OF OVER 150 PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS IMPORTED & DISTRIBUTED BY MEDICA, OUR HIGHLY TRAINED SALES TEAMS ARE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS.
We ensure the continuous development of our sales teams by providing them with training locally, as well as sending them on short training courses abroad, in coordination with the companies we represent
IN THE THREE MAIN CITIES OF KHARTOUM, KHARTOUM NORTH & OMDURMAN OUR DISTRIBUTION NETWORK SERVICES OVER 1000 PHARMACIES & 112 HOSPITALS/MEDICAL CENTRES, BOTH GOVERNMENTAL & PRIVATE.
In addition to supplying highly specialised medical institutions such as diabetes, IVF and HIV AIDS centres, our distribution branch 200 km south of the capital services many important towns in and around the central region. The northern, eastern and western territories are also covered by our outstation sales team. This team provides distribution to a further 650 pharmacies and 214 hospitals. Altogether, our comprehensive distribution network provides a near total coverage of the country.
AL MADINA Al MONAWARA
Al-Madina Al-Monawara Match Company Ltd was established in Khartoum North Industrial Area in 1997. Commercial production started on the same year with one production line with a capacity of 215 million boxes per annum. This line was equipped with technologically advanced machinery in order to produce high-quality matches that could compete with the imported matches that at the time dominated the Sudanese market.
AL-MADINA AL-MONAWARA MATCHES WERE WELL-RECEIVED IN THE SUDANESE MATCH MARKET & SOON CAME TO BE THE PREEMINANT BRAND.
To satisfy this high local demand and also to ensure sufficient capacity for export to neighboring countries, the Company simultaneously took two important expansionary steps. The first step was to purchase the factory of its then largest competitor, The Modern Match Production and Distribution Company. The second step was to purchase a new production line. After rehabilitation and modernization of the old Modern Match factory and erection of the new line, Al-Madina Al-Monawara Match Company hit the market with a huge increase in production in 2003.
AL-MADINA AL-MONAWARA MATCH COMPANY NOW HAS A CAPACITY OF 650 MILLION BOXES ANNUALLY, WHICH EXCEEDS LOCAL DEMAND AND ALLOWS THE COMPANY TO DIVERSIFY ITS CONSUMER BASE BY EXPORTING INTO NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES. AL-MADINA AL-MONAWARA MATCH COMPANY IS COMMITT
Al-madina al-monawara is proud to be the first and only company in the sudan to produce safety matches.
Over the years, Al-Madina Al-Monawara Match Company has gained the trust of its consumers and become the leading provider of high-quality matches in the Sudan. Our sustained market leadership in matches is a testament to our ability to successfully innovate and win the loyalty of our customers.
IN 2011, WE ESTABLISHED A PAPER TRADING DIVISION, SUPPLYING PAPER MAINLY TO THE OFFSET PRINTING SECTOR
The main types of paper we supply include duplex board, wood free paper, art paper, sticker paper and NCR paper. This division has been growing steadily since its inception, reflecting our competitive offerings and our commitment to our customers.