80+ YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co., also known as AAW is one of the oldest, largest and most successful retail and distribution conglomerates in Kuwait. We are a century old business with world-class operations in seven diverse retail divisions, representing over 100 global brands in the surging Kuwaiti market.
We run and operate one of the largest and most complex distribution centers in Kuwait with over 250,000 cubic meters of storage space, meeting our target of delivering more than 200,000 products to the Kuwaiti community on a daily basis.
Since day one, we have continuously improved people’s lifestyles by providing local and direct access to leading products around the world. Our mission is to carefully identify and import successful products that enrich people’s lives while ensuring the product’s affordability, safety, integrity and performance. We take pride in being in every single supermarket and every single Kuwaiti home.
We represent some of the world’s most important and successful retail brands and we are even the sole distributor of Procter and Gamble products and Roche Pharmaceuticals since 1965.
Our 100-year legacy comes with many firsts, which has given us the ability to set our cornerstones in many retail practices like pharmaceuticals, outdoor, consumer goods, furniture and home appliances. We were the first to supply Kuwait’s first local hospital, Al Amiri Hospital, we were the first to introduce essential electronics like refrigerators and washing machines to Kuwaiti homes with our partnerships with Coleman and Wittchen and Mitchell, and we were the first to start to furnish government buildings and offices with top-of-the line global furniture brands. We have also built over 90 residential and commercial properties in Kuwait.
By employing a well-resourced, scalable team of brand and marketing professionals of top caliber, customer-centric and results-oriented, we have been able to run our retail operations on a daily basis and even nurture and institutionalize relationships with logistic providers, financial service providers and regulatory authorities.
We empower our partners to capitalize on opportunities in distribution in Kuwait and the region. All our partner brands have immediate access to our state-of-the-art facilities and may utilize it for the Kuwait market and other markets in the region.
Before becoming a diverse operation and distributors of global brands, we were a small practice led by Mr. Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa, the founder of the company in 1918. Mr. Al Mutawa was an entrepreneur trading with the neighboring areas of Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia, importing needed household products (mainly rice, sugar, tea and textile), to Kuwait’s small, but growing society.
Over the years, the practice grew in reach and was eventually formalized, institutionalized, and consolidated under one name the name of our company today, AAW.