List of companies of Kuwait
Kuwait is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As of 2016[update], Kuwait has a population of 4.2 million people; 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 2.9 million are expatriates. Expatriates account for 70% of the population.
Oil reserves were discovered in 1938. From 1946 to 1982, the country underwent large-scale modernization. In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash. In 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq. The Iraqi occupation came to an end in 1991 after military intervention by coalition forces. At the end of the war, there were extensive efforts to revive the economy and rebuild national infrastructure.
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Afco Aluminium Factory||Industrials||General industries||?||2000||Aluminum Fabrication|
|Agility Logistics||Industrials||Industrial transportation||Sulaibiya||1979||Transportation|
|Alghanim Industries||Conglomerates||-||Kuwait City||1932||Media, consumer goods, industrials|
|Al-Mulla Group||Conglomerates||-||Kuwait City||1938||Consumer goods, financials, industrials|
|Americana Group||Consumer goods||Food & Beverage||Kuwait City||1964||Integrated food company|
|Boubyan Bank||Financials||Banks||Kuwait City||2004||Islamic bank|
|Burgan Bank||Financials||Banks||Kuwait City||1977||Bank, part of KIPCO|
|Central Bank of Kuwait||Financials||Banks||Kuwait City||1969||Central bank|
|Cinescape||Consumer services||Media||Kuwait City||1954||Cinema chain|
|Fast Telecommunications||Telecommunications||Fixed line telecommunications||Kuwait City||2001||ISP|
|Gulf Bank of Kuwait||Financials||Banks||Kuwait City||1960||Bank|
|Gulf Investment House||Financials||Financial services||Kuwait City||1998||Financial Services|
|Gulfsat||Telecommunications||Mobile telecommunications||Kuwait City||1995||Satellite services, part of KIPCO|
|Industrial Bank of Kuwait||Financials||Banks||Kuwait City||1973||Bank|
|Jazeera Airways||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Kuwait City||2004||Airline|
|KIPCO (Kuwait Projects Company)||Industrials||General industries||Kuwait City||1975||Holding Company|
|Kuwait Airways||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Kuwait City||1953||Airline|
|Kuwait Finance House (KFH)||Financials||Banks||Kuwait City||1977||Islamic bank|
|Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company||Oil & gas||Oil & gas producers||Kuwait City||1981||Part of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation|
|Kuwait National Petroleum Company||Oil & gas||Oil & gas producers||Kuwait City||1960||Petrochemicals|
|Kuwait Oil Company||Oil & gas||Oil & gas producers||Al Ahmadi||1934||Oil exploration, part of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation|
|Kuwait Oxygen And Acetylene Company||Basic materials||Chemicals||Kuwait City||1953|
|Kuwait Petroleum Corporation||Oil & gas||Oil & gas producers||Shuwaikh Port||1980||Petroleum|
|Kuwait Petroleum International||Oil & gas||Oil & gas producers||Kuwait City||1983|
|M. A. Kharafi & Sons||Conglomerates||-||Kuwait City||1956||Industrials, financials, telecommunications|
|Maseelah Trading Company||Consumer goods||Personal goods||Kuwait City||1972||Diversified consumer goods|
|National Bank of Kuwait||Financials||Banks||Kuwait City||1952||Bank|
|NBK Capital||Financials||Financial services||Kuwait City||2005||Financial Services|
|Qualitynet||Telecommunications||Fixed line telecommunications||Kuwait City||1998||ISP|
|Safir Hotels & Resorts||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||?||?||Hotels|
|The Sultan Center||Consumer services||Retail||Kuwait City||1976||General retail and grocery|
|United Fisheries of Kuwait||Consumer goods||Food & beverage||?||?||Fish and shrimp|
|United Networks||Telecommunications||Fixed line telecommunications||Kuwait City||2005||ISP and Distribution|
|Zain||Telecommunications||Mobile telecommunications||Kuwait City||1983||Mobile provider|
Headquarters of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.
The Al Hamra Tower.
The Arraya Tower.
A Jazeera Airways Airbus A320 aircraft.