AJM Kooheji Group B.S.C. (c)

AJM Kooheji Group B.S.C. (c) is one of the most renowned business powerhouses in Bahrain today. The Group brings to Bahrain highly prestigious, globally recognized brands, in addition to having its own product lines that are well known on the island. AJM Kooheji & Sons, a business trading in textiles from India and neighboring countries was founded in 1890. Since then, there has been no looking back. It has been over a hundred years since this humble beginning, and today, AJM Kooheji Group has taken its place of pride as a distinguished and respected business entity in Bahrain. AJM Kooheji & Sons went on to acquire the sole distributorship of Bridgestone and the first distributorship of Yamaha outboard engines in the world outside of Japan, almost 5 decades back. Over a period of time, the group has diversified into 12 strategic business units, dealing in diverse fields in manufacturing, contracting, distribution & retail, education and investments. The Founder had nurtured a vision, which was to establish a professional work force that supports the Bahraini community and serves humanity at large. Today, the Board of Directors and employee partners at AJM Kooheji Group have taken his dream further, strengthening the foundation of the Company with commitment to quality, excellent customer service and trustworthy work ethics.

Mission

We pursue our business to earn enthusiasm from our customers, business and employee-partners. By providing quality products, services, and commitments to be the leader in every sphere of our business

Vision

We aspire to be a leading regional business group, with emphasis on exponential growth, by being a place of choice for our customers, business and employee-partners, in a socially responsible manner

Our People

Our fundamentals, that we recognize that investing in our people is the most important investment, and the best way to ensure we achieve our business goals together.We have come a long way and to grow in today’s competitive and ever changing global economy, we have set our sights and standards high – and seek to exceed them. Our strength is in our diversity; in the multiple nationalities and gender mix that make up our workforce, in the vast portfolio of international brands that we represent, and the many countries that we now operate in or will enter.The only way we can grow and sustain success is together as a strong and cohesive global organization is through our strongest asset – our people. We offer employees numerous career opportunities, in a culture that values quality performance and supports in the journey to success, for world famous brands.Every employee is supported to nurture to their full potential through better skilled management team, learning and development opportunities to ensure that their careers at AJM Kooheji are enjoyable and fulfilling. We also aim to attract and retain the best talent to make our company an inspiring workplace, where we become an employer of choice, and for people stay and aspire to grow with our businesses.AJM Kooheji has a bright and exciting future, elevating our people to the next level is a significant investment and exciting opportunities lie ahead! We are proud of our people’s motto – Partner, Engage, Perform, Excel.

 

Core Values

  • Ethical Business Practices  
  • Long Term Business Relationships  
  • Heritage
  • Employee Partners  
  • Passion in what we do
  • Entrepreneurial approach at all levels 

History

History

  • 1944 AJM Kooheji became the first importer of British Cars into Middle East with such icons such as Jaguar and Triumph

  • 1954 The group was appointed the exclusive distributor of Bridgestone Tyres

  • 1956 The group was appointed the exclusive distributor of Peugeot cars

  • 1960 The group became the first appointed distributor for Yamaha outboard motors outside Japan

  • 1962 The group was appointed was distributor for Yanmar Marine diesel images

  • 1973 The group diversified into furniture, textile and carpet trading

  • 1982 The group was appointed exclusive distributor for LG Electonics and Home appliances

  • 1985 The group started a joinery and furniture manufacturing factory in Bahrain

  • 1987 The group acquired Faisal Investment company which holds a stake in the Faisal Islamic Bank in Cyprus

  • 1996 The group started a boat manufacturing unit in Bahrain

  • 2001 The group started a chain of multi brand automobile service centres in Bahrain

  • 2006 The group was appointed the distributors for BKT off road tyres and REEM batteries

  • 2007/2008:

    • The group started piling contracting business

    • The group started MEP contracting business

    • The group was appointed distributor of Bridgestne tyres for Iraq

    • The group was appointed distributor for Chevron lubricants in Iraq

    • The group started in operations in Libya

    • The group started operations in Qatar

    • The group was appointed the exclusive distributor for KOBA Batteries, CHEVRON, PERTROMIN lubricants and VTS AHU units, MARRAZI< RAGNO tiles, ARAN Kitchens, Novelli Sanitaryware, EICHELBERG & NOBILIA kitchens





  • 2009 A new business line Lifestyle division was launched by AJM Kooheji Group. The first store of the lifestyle division was inaugurated at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Bahrain City Centre. The store showcases world renowned brand such as Korloff, Roberto Coin, Maurice Lacroix and Askania.

  • 2010 Lifetysle division associated with a world renowned brand De Beers. A state of the art store was launched in Moda Mall

  • 2011 The group further expanded its international operation by opening its office in the UAE. With this new expansion the group now has businesses spread out over Bahrain, UAE, Qatar and Iraq

  • 2012 Delmon Furniture Factory launched its first exquisite furniture showroom under the brand name “K -Interiors” in Bahrain

  • 2013 The group was appointed the distributor for the X-Mini brand from Singapore

  • 2014:

    • The group was appointed the distributor for Ctroniq brand from UK

    • – The group was appointed the distributor for Atlantic Marine a brand from France. A world renowned company specializing in manufacturing floating pontoons

    • – A new business line called the Security System Division. This division woul cater to provide security service to customers across GCC



  • 2015 The group was appointed the distributor of JBL, AKG and Harman/kardon. These brands specialise in manufacturing optimum sound systems

  • 2019 The group was appointed the official distributor for Blue Air, Air Purifiers from Sweden