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

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

SBG Milestones

1996
  • Launch of the unique 6 years extended protection scheme
1995
  • World’s best customer service award received for the first time
1994
  • World’s largest Toyota service facility set up in Wattayah
1993
  • Record sales of Lexus within 3 years of launch
1992
  • Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP) provides 18 months course
1991
  • 25th Parts branch opened in Nizwa, Karsha
1990
  • Branch facilities setup within an 80 kms radius of Omani customer
  • Lexus Marque arrives in Oman
  • Oman's greatest Ramadhan offer launched for the first time -a car raffled everyday- a concept that revolutionised auto marketing in Oman
1989
  • Satellite links established with Toyota, Japan for instant parts ordering & fault diagnosis
  • Customer Care Cell established - the first of its kind in the country
1988
  • Fully equipped Clinics/Round the clock medical facilities
  • Ambulance/mess/school bus facilities introduced
1986/87
  • Inception of 24 hours service
  • First fully owned residential building for employees
1984/1985
  • First visit of Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda to Oman
1982/83
  • Training Centre set-up
1980/81
  • First AS400 mainframe computer in Oman to usher new standards in customer care
  • Oman’s largest warehouse set-up
1978
  • Toyota becomes market leader in Oman, has remained so ever since
  • Operations shift to Wattayah showroom
  • Oman’s first car carriers introduced
1976
  • Branches started - Salalah, Nizwa & Ibri
1975
  • Historic distributor signing agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Arrival of the first Toyotas into Oman
  • First ever Toyota showroom opened in Ruwi
  • Installment credit facility offered to customers for the first time in Oman

 

2007-2011  |   1997-2006  |   1975-1996