History

Since its incorporation in 1998, Havelock One has become one of the most renowned fit-out contractors and manufacturers of high-quality joinery, metal works and shop-fittings in the Middle East.

1998
1998

Foundation of the joint venture Havelock One

When Havelock Europa PLC ventured into the Middle East, they were looking for the right partner and found it in American Home Industries, based in Bahrain, to form Havelock AHI (now Havelock One).

2000
2000

Establishment of Interior Solutions WLL

To serve our clients better, we incorporated a subsidiary for contracting projects to complement our interior manufacturing division.

2001
2001

Acquisition of largest joinery factory in Bahrain

To cater to the growing demand for our joinery and metal works, we acquired the main manufacturing facility of Blico (Bahrain Light Industries Company), a company listed on the Bahraini stock exchange.

2003
2003

Acquisition of majority stake by HSBC Private Equity

Seeing the high potential of the region, the industry and our management, the private equity arm of the British financial service provider acquired majority stake in the Company.

2003
2003

Incorporation of subsidiary in Kuwait

After establishing itself as a trusted interiors partner in Bahrain, Havelock One expanded to Kuwait.

2005
2005

Establishment of branch in KSA

Only one year later, Havelock One grew further by opening an office in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2006
2006

Acquisition by Retail International Co.

To secure its supply chain and support the rapid growth of its regional network of global F&B, retail and hospitality brands, Retail International Company acquired Havelock One.

2008
2008

Incorporation of subsidiary in KSA

Evolving the business in Saudi Arabia further, Havelock One transformed the Riyadh office from a branch into a fully-fledged subsidiary.

2009
2009

Acquisition of Edge Interiors in Abu Dhabi

Looking for the right opportunity in the United Arab Emirates, Havelock One acquired the fit-out contractor Edge Interiors.

2010
2010

Establishment of branch in Dubai

Acknowledging the strategic importance of Dubai as a business centre, we set-up a branch only one year after entering the UAE market.

2016
2016

Workforce reaches 1,000 employees.

The growth in business has been mirrored by a continuous growth in employees, workers and sub-contracted manpower.

2016
2016

Incorporation of subsidiary in Qatar

Setting up shop in Doha allowed us to add yet another GCC office to our regional network.

2017
2017

Start of construction of new factory in Bahrain

Given that the Askar factory is producing near full capacity, our management decided to build an additional 300,000 sq. ft. facility nearby our established premises.

2018
2018

Opening of the Sanabis office

To give Interiors Solutions WLL a dedicated space and also be more accessible from Manama, we opened our second office in Bahrain.

2018
2018

Rebranding as Havelock One

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Company, we re-branded ourselves as Havelock One to elevate our corporate identity and design.

Locations

We Have Seven Offices
In Five Countries

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