For over 60 years, Gulf Cryo has been manufacturing and supplying industrial, medical and specialty gases to a wide range of industries across the Middle East. The company was established in 1953 as the Kuwait Oxygen and Acetylene Company by Salim Huneidi, the father of the current chairman Amer Salim Huneidi. It was the first gas manufacturer in Kuwait to provide industrial gases such as oxygen and nitrogen to the booming local petroleum industry. The company then expanded into the UAE during the 1970’s, with the formation of Arabian Industrial Gases Company in Sharjah. Driven by the chairman’s vision of building a ‘group’, Gulf Cryo now comprises of over 30 production and distribution sites operating in 12 countries, including all of the GCC, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey and Austria.
Gulf Cryo's capabilities include a considerable pipeline distribution network, the largest merchant air separation production capacity in the region as well as an extensive network of facilities producing and distributing oxygen, nitrogen, acetylene, carbon dioxide, dry ice, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, food-grade, specialty and medical gases. Gulf Cryo also boasts the largest distribution fleet in the region.
The Middle East is Gulf Cryo’s core market where growth potential is expected. A priority for Gulf Cryo is to continue to expand its global footprint from one border to the next, reinforcing its regional competitiveness. This strategy of geographic and product expansion combined with a growing economy have helped fuel double digit annual growth serving sectors such as oil & gas, metals, chemicals, glass, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, healthcare and many others. The growth stems from principles and values that have remained unchanged since Gulf Cryo was founded 60 years ago and today makes Gulf Cryo the largest privately owned manufacturer, distributor and service provider of industrial, medical and specialty gases in the Middle East supported by a proud team of over 1000 professionals.
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'As a world class industrial gas company, Gulf Cryo will continue building on family principles and core values to ensure operating excellence and distinctive market leadership across our region.’
Best practices in operations to maintain an accident free environment.
Maintaining honesty, confidentiality and fairness.
Fostering openness and free sharing of information.
Working as a team to achieve goals and ensuring utmost professionalism within the organisation.
Between employees, customers and suppliers.
Providing team members with authority, resources, accountability and responsibility to achieve the desired outcome.
Employees are treated with equality and fairness and are included in the company's major strategic decisions.