The FAL Group was started by its owner Sheikh Fahad Al-Athel.
As a key player in
Saudi Arabia’s rapid development during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s,
FAL has grown into an international group of companies in the Middle East,
North America, Europe and United Arab Emirates with annual revenue in excess
of SR 900 million and more than 4,000 employees.
The Group is engaged
in a diverse range of activities, with headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In addition to the expansion of its own activities, the FAL Group provides
reliable sponsorship and business development capabilities for foreign
companies wishing to do business in Saudi Arabia.
•Holding company for
principal activities in Saudi Arabia.
•Management of investment portfolios.
•Business development and appraisal.
operation of public and private hospitals and clinics in Saudi Arabia.
•Majority shareholders in a specialist cardiology hospital in Jordan.
•Management and operation of a leading American dental center in Riyadh.
•Importation and distribution of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals in
Saudi Arabia, representing major international manufacturers.
•Manufacture of dialysis concentrates and reagents (clinical chemistry and
hematology), blood bags, wound drainage devices and drug delivery bags, and
the distribution of these products in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and Arab
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
•Technical services to the oil and process industries. Saudi Arabia
representative for Emerson Process Control products and systems.
•Design, construction and maintenance of commercial and residential
•Sales and marketing of process and flow control systems to the oil industry
throughout the Middle East.•Worldwide distribution of CarboTechgas separation
•Production and processing of specialized asphalt for highway and airport runway
construction, in partnership with Richard Felsinger of Austria.
•Design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of firefighting and security
systems and equipments. •Repair and maintenance of military and civilian naval
vessels in partnership with Vosper Thornycroft of the U.K.
•Installation and maintenance of mainframe computer systems with service and
training support. Distributors for AMHDAL and SUN MICRO SYSTEMS in Saudi Arabia.
•Operation and maintenance of Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications systems in
partnership with DEUTSCHE TELEKOM OF GERMANY.
•Operation of GSM of Lebanon
•Operation and maintenance of computer systems for international airports in
•The provision of motor vehicle leasing and financing facilities in partnership
with FORD CREDIT INTERNATIONAL and a major Saudi bank.
•Field erection of plants and infrastructures; construction of offshore
platforms and onshore modularized facilities.
•Owns and operations of Shipyard
HOTEL, RESORT, LEISURE AND TRAVEL
agencies in the 3 main cities of Saudi Arabia, with a General Sales Agency
for Saudi Arabian Airlines and provision of package tours for Umrahvisitors.
•A marine recreation and residential resort on the Red Sea with specialist
diving and boat charter facilities.
•5-star beach & resort in Abhour Area, Jeddah
•Owns 4-star hotel in Jeddah
•5 star hotel resort complex in Tunisia.
•Operation and management of a fleet of private executive aircraft.
•Development of a regional airport in the South of England.
•Operation and management of Golf Course in U.K.
and operator of private residential compounds in Saudi Arabia comprising
over 800 residential units together with modern sports and recreation
•Owner and operator of a residential complex in Portland, Oregon.
•Development and Sale of residential and commercial units in Tunisia (MONTAZAH)
•Integrated shopping center and sports complex in Riyadh.
•Development and Sale of residential and commercial land in Makkah.
17,000 hectares of land in Saudi Arabia devoted to sheep farming, fruit and
animal fodder cultivation.
addition to its varied commercial activities, the Group has significant
investments in a number of banking and industrial companies in Saudi Arabia
•It also provides venture capital to a number of start-up and research and
development projects in the international medical and high-technology
sectors, and is continually examining suitable investment opportunities.
•Canning and food processing.
MECANIQUE AND OTHERS
•Manufacturing of reinforced concrete pipes, manholes, line reinforced
concrete pipes and jacking reinforced concrete pipes
•Trading and maintenance of hydraulic pumps, control valves, hydraulic
cylinder and pneumatic valves
•Motor vehicle inspection
•Manufacture of 100% polyester textured yarn (normal textured, intermingled,
de-torque, etc.) for the local market as well as the USA, Europe and other
•Providing accredited high education diploma of ICT in education for
in-service teachers in the Arab World.
Senior Vice President, CEO, FAL Group
– Senior Vice President, Deputy CEO
– Vice President, Financial Affairs & CEO, Internal Audit
– Vice President, Admin Affairs & H.R.
•Mohammed Al Muhanna –
Vice President & Projects Director, Western Region
– President’s Advisor on Agriculture Affairs
– Regional Director –Representative of the President for Lebanon
•Zaher Deir –
General Manager, Lydd Airport & Representative of the
President for U.K. Projects
(General Arabian Medical & Allied Services Ltd.) is a 100
percent Saudi owned hospital management company. Founded in 1978, GAMA has
been in the forefront of private health care providers that pioneered the
development of health care services in Saudi Arabia. Its trademark is
firmly established in the country for providing excellent health care
services to thousands of Saudis and expatriates. The total revenue from
contracts now exceed over 11 billion Saudi Riyals. GAMA has successfully
managed medical facilities, both hospitals and clinics, in several cities
throughout the Kingdom.
GAMA is committed in providing quality services to the client, strict
adherence to contract standards and specifications, and a professional
approach to any endeavor. This philosophy has enabled GAMA to gain new
medical operations to manage and retain the patronage of many of its
clients over long periods. As a result, GAMA has consistently maintained
its position among the leaders in its chosen field of operating and
managing health care facilities.
With its strong corporate structure, academic training of its executive
and the extensive practical health care experience of its management
personnel, GAMA plays a significant role in the Kingdom's health care
Medical Hospital Supply Co., Ltd. Import and exclusive distribution of
medical equipments, consumable supplies and pharmaceuticals as well as
provision of comprehensive after sales service.
Center (GDC) is an American standard dental facility offering the highest
quality dental care, backed by a team of well qualified and experienced
dental specialists and outfitted with modern state-of-the-art equipment
and facilities. The center was opened in October 1985 by Dr. William
Fisher, who after living and working in Riyadh for several years,
recognized the need for an American style, quality oriented private dental
practice, available to everyone. Under his able stewardship, GDC grew and
expanded its activities to become a reputed facility providing a wide
variety of dental services and is well known and sought after by both the
local and expatriate communities. After Dr. Fisher's departure in 2000,
GDC is now headed by Dr. Robert Parks, who is as determined to make it a
better and more successful enterprise.
(Arabian Diagnostic and Medical Co., Ltd.) is a
wholly owned Saudi company established in 1987.ADAMCO manufactures a
selective range of Clinical Chemistry reagents for Automated Analyzers as
well as for manual Spectrophotometers. In addition, it produces Hematology
Reagents for Coulter, Celldyn and Seac Counters, and Hemodialysis/Bicarbonate
solutions and powders for hemodialysis treatment. ADAMCO is ISO 9002 and
EN 46002 certified and its manufacturing processes strickly adhere to the
Good Manufacturing Procedure (GMP) standard as required by the W.H.O. and
all products pass rigid quality control checks that conform to AAMI/ANSI
ADAMCO's sales staff is responsible for marketing its products
domestically and internationally through distributors. Its products are
widely available and used in Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health, Ministry
of Defense and Aviation, National Guard, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of
Education; its Hospitals, Research Centers, Private Hospitals, Clinics and
Laboratories. They are also exported to many GCC countries like U.A.E.,
Qatar, Oman as well as other Middle Eastern countries.
The production, Quality Control, Administration, Sales/Marketing and
Warehousing are covered by 47 highly qualified, skilled and well-motivated
staff. They are trained at ADAMCO immediately after hiring and are
carefully groomed in every way to ensure perfect efficiency. ADAMCO is
guided by the concept that "Quality is a right rather than a
Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Hospital In early 1999,
GAMA acquired a 35% interest in the Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
Hospital (Obagi), prominently and conveniently located in central Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia. The infusion of fresh capital by GAMA, its manpower
resources, hospital management experience and expertise was meant to
enable the Hospital to expand its operations within the kingdom.
The Obagi system is a revolutionary skin treatment program that
restores normal skin functions, perfected by Dr. Zein E. Obagi, one of the
leading dermatologists in the world. Although based in the U.S.A., Dr.
Obagi makes regular periodic visits to the Riyadh Obagi Hospital to see
patients, perform surgical procedures as well as to teach other physicians
and reinforce the Hospital's marketing efforts and develop the Hospital in
all disciplines. The Obagi Hospital provides the state-of-the-art
dermatology (cosmotology) and cosmetic surgery services. The Obagi Center
in USA ensures uninterrupted supply of creams & other products
required for use at the hospital.
company, Saudi Cosmetic Co., has been formed to promote the sales of Obagi
products with pharmacies and dermatologists throughout the kingdom.
Center (OMC) was established in 1982 as an Out-patient, multi-specialty
health center. OMC has been rendering quality health care to most of the
prominent business houses and companies in the Kingdom, for almost two
In 1983, GAMA made an investment in OMC and is now one of the major
shareholders in its holding company, Ramla Medical Services Co., Ltd.
OMC's medical team comprises of about forty doctors both in the
Consultant & Specialist Cadre, with vast experience in their
respective fields. To support its medical team and provide smooth patient
flow, OMC has a team of one hundred highly trained and dedicated nursing
staff. OMC has state-of-the-art medical equipment in all the departments
and patient safety is one of its leading priorities. In addition to the
routine services, OMC offers many specialized facilities.
Medical Center The absence of
proper medical facilities in the Middle East to provide quality cardiac
and other special surgery services as well as maternity services often
compelled the regional population to travel to Europe and the U.S. for
treatment, incurring heavy financial costs. To remedy this shortcoming, in
1990, a group of Arab businessmen committed themselves to the design and
construction of a facility to be built to American standards to provide
the above services at a cost lower than in western countries. GAMA was
invited to participate in the venture as as joint owner.
Inaugurated in late 1994 by His Majesty the late King Hussein of
Jordan, AMC is a 141-bed, highly specialized private hospital, equipped to
the highest possible standards, including MRI, Cardiac Cath. Lab., CT
Scan, awell designed laboratory and complete support facilities.
Specializing in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, AMC also perform
special surgery, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics. As a majority
shareholder in AMC, GAMA is actively involved in the provision of key
medical and administrative personnel for the project .
Astoon Medical Services Co., Ltd. In 1999, GAMA in
a 50/50 partnership with another health care company established a joint
venture company known as Astoon Medical Services Co., Ltd., to own or
lease health care facilities on a long term basis and manage them jointly.
Accordingly, in June 1999, Al-Thomairy General Hospital, 160-bed facility
in Al-Khobar, was taken over on lease for a period of twenty years and
renamed Astoon Hospital. A few months later, Al Haramain Hospital, a
50-bed facility in Khamis Mushayt, was taken on lease, also for twenty
years and renamed Astoon Hospital. Astoon plans to acquire more health
care facilities in the near future.
Hospital is owned and operated by Al Belad Medical Services Co., which was
established in November 1996 by a group of Jordanians with many practicing
physicians and other Arab businessmen and investors. Around January 2000,
GAMA acquired a significant number of shares in the Company.
Opened in November 2000, the 160-bed Istiklal Hospital, is a general
healthcare facility, providing all medical services, including Out-patient
Dept., Emergency Dept., Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics &
Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology and Dermatology. It also has a
well-equipped Laboratory, x-ray Dept., Physiotherapy Dept., & the
Pharmacy. The Hospital is located in a highly populated area in the center
Blood Bag Factory Manufacturer of blood bags, wound drainage devices and
drug delivery bags