The Sultan Center

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The Sultan Center Food Products Co. KSC
Shareholding company
Industry Retail
Founded 1976 by Jamil Sultan
Headquarters Kuwait City, Kuwait
Key people
Tarek Sultan (Chairman)
Products Groceries, Consumer Goods, Catering, Telecoms, Security, Investments

The Sultan Center (TSC) (Arabic: مركز سلطان) is an organization based in Kuwait, incorporating a diverse range of products and services. Mainly acknowledged for its retail business, it is the largest independent retailer in Kuwait.[1] Operating seventeen outlets at home, TSC opened its first retail store abroad in Muscat in 1999. Four years later, Safeway Jordan was acquired in 2003.[1]


In 1976 Jamil Sultan[2] founded PSC Supply, a division of The Petroleum Services Company, which eventually grew to be a major provider of supplies to the oil industry.

The Sultan Center Shuwaikh was the first-self service retail store in Kuwait when it opened in 1981. TSC grew its operations to 66 stores in five countries today.[citation needed]


The retail side of the business consists of six elements: Service stores, Wholesale centers, Express stores, Discount stores Mega Markets and online shopping.[3]

Service stores are located in key areas, namely Ahmadi, Al-Kout Mall, Promenade Mall & Boulevard Mall, Fahaheel, Salmiya, Sharq, Salwa, Jabriya, Hawally & Shaab.

Wholesale centers are located in Dhajeej, Jahra, Mangaf, Shuwaikh, Sulaibiyah and Egaila.[4]

Convenience stores are branded as TSC X-Press stores and carry a smaller product range.[5]

Online shopping through company's official website, or by downloading the application of TSC Online Grocery Shopping on both IOs and Android devices.

The Sultan Center is operating retail stores across the Middle East in Jordan, Sultanate of Oman, and on 25 May 2017 the latest Sultan Center Wholesale & Service store was opened in Kuwait in Boulevard Mall.

TSC Group of Restaurants[edit]

TSC Group Of Restaurants in Kuwait offer a diverse range of dining concepts and cuisines from around the world. The restaurants chain provides a wide range of dining experiences, from casual setting to premium dining such as Jeans Grill, Wasabi, WokHay, Pizzetta, Prime & Toast, Mearmisha and Abou El Sied.

Telecommunications provider[edit]

TSC is involved in most areas of the telecommunications sector. They are particularly associated with the optical fiber cable transmission networks and radio and television broadcasting sectors, both in Kuwait and throughout the Persian Gulf region in Syria, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, and Yemen. Since 1987, they have been involved in more than 250 projects. Five TSC companies are involved in their telecom operations: TSC Telecom, ATCO, Sultan Telecom, Horizon Telecom Services Company, and Arabian Information Technology Solutions Co.

Whilst TSC Telecom is the primary subsidiary, ATCO's specialization is in fiber optics, microwave transmission, various narrow band and broadband systems.Sultan Telecom focuses on voice and data communications and operates in the Kuwait Free Trade Zone, being the sole telecommunications provider in that area. Horizon Telecom Services is a fully owned company by The Sultan Center and Sultan Holding Bahrain B.S.C. and was established in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the year 2007, to carry out all Telecommunications activities required to promote the company's businesses and join other established companies and set up branches, divisions, subsidiaries, regional offices belonging to TSC. The Arabian Information Technology Solutions Co., also known as Arabian ITS, has been acquired by Sultan Telecom Company since 2009.[6]

Security services[edit]

United Security Group Company (USGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSC, specializing in security services and equipment as well as delivery, transportation and cleaning services.[7]

Security services are available on a 24-hour basis, with a team trained on aspects such as security functions, first aid and emergency response. K9 dogs form part of their services, whilst cash collection and valet parking services are available.[7]

USGC also acts as a distributor of security equipment, such as CCTV, x-ray machines, vehicle license plate recognition systems, tire killers and fire alarms.[8]


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