We are Al Dobowi
Al Dobowi is a fourth-generation business with members from over 30 nationalities on five continents. Established in 1976, we have grown to become a leading player in the industry providing our clients with superior services and unique solutions. Our products and services are delivered worldwide by our strong business presence in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Four core values have been at the very center of our operations: Excellence in Innovation, Guaranteed Quality, Commitment to Partnerships and a Keen Business Insight.
Al Dobowi acknowledge and recognize the unique value of those who work with us, and encourage humility, hard work, excellence and continued learning. We are a family business and a family in business. We treat our customers, partners and team members as we would treat our own family, with respect. We have a culturally diverse personnel and we strive to cultivate a gender balanced workforce. Our people are our strength; professional team members working together to achieve our goals. We respect individuality while fostering inclusiveness in the workplace.
We acknowledge and recognize the unique value of those who work with us.
We approach our position and our responsibility as industry leaders with authenticity and integrity.
We pioneer an ethos of creative problem solving and share the benefit of our business insights internally as well as with our clients.
Mr. Surender Singh Kandhari is the Chairman and founder of the Al Dobowi Group.
What started as an exploratory visit to Dubai in 1975 by Mr. Kandhari, led to the creation of a multinational company with diverse business interests under his visionary leadership. His passion for excellence and integrity are cornerstones on which the Al Dobowi family is built.
Mr. Kandhari is an active and respected leader both in business as well as in the community. He believes in giving back and has been recognized globally for his many philanthropic efforts. An avid golfer, he is a founding member of the Emirates Golf Club where he has served as the Golf Club Captain. He is also the Chairman of the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple in Dubai, in which he played a founding role.
After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Manchester University and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, Mr. Jasjeev Singh Kandhari joined the Al Dobowi Group in 1997 to lead the development and expansion of the Group’s distribution businesses. He also helped establish and manage the domestic and international joint ventures including the Group’s significant expansion into Saudi Arabia.
He was instrumental in changing the strategic direction of the business to increase its focus on manufacturing which resulted in the establishment of the automotive and industrial battery manufacturing businesses.
He values teamwork and the contribution of every member in the Al Dobowi family and strongly believes that the success of the Group has stemmed from this collaborative effort towards a shared common vision. Today, he is the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Group.
Al Dobowi is a globally renowned systems and solutions provider for tyre management, power storage, industrial rubber, material handling and fluid management industries. Established in 1976, the Al Dobowi group of companies has a significant presence in over 10 countries. The company functions as a unified corporate enterprise, focused on excelling in the business of manufacturing and distribution.
We are a partner with blue chip companies such as Coca Cola, Walmart, DHL providing tailored solutions for their global needs.
Accepting nothing short of excellence, Al Dobowi utilizes a combination of state of the art manufacturing plants, research and development facilities, and strategic alliances. We retain significant capacity in supply and distribution. Our commitment to satisfying the dynamic needs of the market ensures that Al Dobowi remains responsive to regional and global demand trends.
We contract manufacture our own tyres in some of the largest tyre plants in Asia, using our own equipment and R&D. We are the largest battery manufacturer in the MENA region and provide both automotive and industrial solutions.
One of the Largest and Most Modern Industrial Battery Manufacturers in the Middle East
Eternity Technologies produces world class products for the global motive power, standby power and renewable energy markets. Our products are manufactured using high-tech equipment and technology from Europe and North America. We distribute to over 50 countries and have partner businesses in Germany, UK, Canada, South Africa, Chile, Spain, India, Nigeria and Ghana.
Long Term Association with the World’s Leading Tyre and Battery Brands
Al Dobowi has developed strategic partnerships with many of the world’s leading brands in tyres, batteries and industrial equipment. By utilizing our sophisticated infrastructure and logistics capabilities, we act as the trusted distribution arm of these brands in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Worldwide Distributors of Private Label Brands
Since 1976, Al Dobowi has grown in tandem with the UAE’s growth and development. Critical to our success was the development of our own flagship brands of Infinity, Eternity and Kays which, coupled with our expanding distribution network, allowed us to accelerate our growth.
Largest Tyre Retreaders in the Region
We are the single largest tyre retreader in the MENA region and are the pioneers in providing truck and OTR tyre retreading under one roof in the UAE. Our state of the art retreading facilities in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Nigeria utilize the world’s leading and most advanced tyre retreading technology.
Region’s Leading Technical and Engineering Solutions Provider
We are an ISO 9001 certified solution provider for technical rubber, polyurethane products and conveyor belt systems in the industrial, construction, mining, marine, ship building and oil and gas sectors. We also provide premium quality fluid management products for various applications, as well as hydraulic and industrial hoses, pipes and fittings.
Strategic Partner to Government Agencies
We have been a strategic partner of the Roads and Transport Authority – Dubai Taxi Corporation, providing automotive batteries since 2005, and tyres and fleet management services since 2009. We also provide similar services to Dubai Municipality, Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and several other UAE Government Departments.
Al Dobowi continues to search for reliable partners to provide sound solutions, based on the determination to find a competitive advantage, fueling growth and accelerating success. Al Dobowi constantly strives to be the leader in today’s increasingly competitive market, providing reliability in this ever changing and fast paced environment, as well as delivering competent logistics to its customers worldwide.