- 2 March 2017
Alghanim Industries celebrates National and Liberation Days
Kuwait, 2 March 2017: On Tuesday, 21 February 2017, Alghanim Industries, one of the largest private companies in the region, celebrated Kuwait’s National and Liberation days, with employees at the company headquarters in Al Hamra Tower and its Shuwaikh offices.
The employee engagement featured the local band The Concert which played Kuwaiti national music to the diverse crowd. Kuwaiti food and desserts were served, alongside a temporary photo studio, consisting of traditional sadu woven furniture, giving employees a fun place to socialize and take pictures.
Commenting on the event, Chief Human Resources Officer, George Lambros, said: “At Alghanim Industries, we strive to engage with our employees, bringing them together around important events throughout the year. This year, we created a lot of fun activities around Kuwait’s national holidays in order to celebrate with our employees and our customers who are at the center of our values. We also take opportunities such as these to emphasize our Kuwaiti talent within Alghanim Industries - we've worked hard to create a collaborative, encouraging and challenging environment which we hope brings out the potential in all of our employees."
In addition to the employee engagement event, the company held a photography competition for the employees to share patriotic pictures featuring Alghanim Industries related items. The winning photo was of a costa cup and Kuwait City’s skyline drawn by hand with coffee.
The offices were also decorated throughout the month of February, featuring a large 3-story Kuwaiti flag, which was hung in the headquarter atrium. Decorated cookies were handed out to employees earlier in the same week, and Kuwait flag pins were distributed for employees to express nationalistic spirit.
Alghanim Industries holds engaging employee activities on a regular basis, including blood drives which the company organizes in collaboration with the Kuwait Central Blood Bank (KCBB), Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns, and charity runs and marathons in which the company pays the registration fees for its employees who are interested in joining, in addition to celebrating the national holidays in the company.
About Alghanim Industries:
Alghanim Industries is one of the largest, privately-owned companies in the Gulf region. Originally founded in 1932 by Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim in Kuwait, the company has since grown into a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, employing over 14,000 people in 30 businesses, and present in 40 countries across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations. These sectors include engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. This range of business activities has allowed it to develop long-standing relationships with more than 300 global brands, including household names such as AC Delco, American Express, Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Costa Coffee, Daewoo, General Motors, Honda, Saint-Gobain, Toshiba, Wendy’s and Whirlpool. Alghanim Industries has also created successful regional businesses such X-cite by Alghanim Electronics, a leading electronics player in the region, and Safat Home, a lifestyle and home furniture concept.