HISTORY & MILESTONES
2007-2011  |   1997-2006  |   1975-1996

Saud Bahwan Group's success has been fuelled by steadfast determination and a strong urge to excel. From a humble trading house to a respected business group with diverse activities, the Group has come a long way. Its long path dotted with historic milestones and many achievements.

SBG Milestones

2006
  • Launch of the largest Vehicle Distribution Centre at Muscat
  • New integrated facility for Tyres, Batteries & Allied products inaugurated by the Minister of Manpower
  • Toyota Motor Corporation confers Gold Award on Saud Bahwan Automotive at 3rd CS Marketing Innovation Marathon
  • World-class HINO 3S facility set up in Muscat, in record time
2005
  • New Toyota Showroom and Parts Distribution Centre inaugurated by Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, Honorary Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation
  • State-of-the-art Saud Bahwan Group Corporate Centre launched, spread over 8,000 sq. m.
2004
  • Saud Bahwan Group declared ‘Best Arab Organisation’ across 22 Arab nations
  • A first in the auto industry - Service reminders via SMS
  • Gold prize at the first CSMIM of Toyota, service marketing innovation
  • New Parts Training Centre established
  • Industrial Equipment Overall Excellence Award from THMC
2003
  • Advanced Learning Centre inaugurated by the Minister of Manpower
  • The 'Sultan Qaboos Order' bestowed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the highest civilian award in Oman
  • 'Distributor of the Year' Award for Parts Logistics received, yet again
  • SBA receives ISO 9001:2001 certification
2002
  • Saud Bahwan Group Training Centre receives: Grade 1 ranking by the British Adult Learning Inspectorate
  • DOJO training facility inaugurated
  • The 'Order of the Rising Sun', the highest civilian order bestowed by H.M. Emperor Akihito of Japan
  • New 'Just In Time' daily branch stock replenishment parts logistics commenced
2001
  • Best Cars: New standard in buying and selling pre-owned vehicles is set-up
  • Saud Bahwan Group's new Corporate Identity launched
  • Acquisition of Daihatsu brand of vehicles
2000
  • Toyota Express Service established
  • AGCC award for Omanisation
1999
  • Mr. Fujio Cho celebrates 10th Anniversary of Lexus in Oman
  • Corporate website inaugurated by Mr. Fujio Cho, President, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, Honorary Chairman confers ‘Best Management’ award
  • 50th Parts branch opened in Mabelah, Sinaya
1998
  • ISO 9002:92 certification received
1997
  • H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum presents the prestigious 'Gulf Businessman of the Year' award. A first for any Omani Businessman
  • Mr. Hiroshi Okuda, Toyaota Motor Corporation joins the celebrations of two over decades of Toyota operations in Oman
2007-2011  |   1997-2006  |   1975-1996