Through the Decades

1960 – Easa Saleh Al Gurg
group is established

1962 - First investment in Real Estate
by purchase of land for Mateena Building

1962 - ESAG signs contract with A. Jaekel Import-Export
GmbH, Germany for Grundig distribution

1964 – ESAG signs agreement with BAT

1965 – ESAG signs agreement with African
and Eastern, overseas arm of Unilever

1968 – Set up of Interiors

1972 – Set up of Scientechnic

1973 - First traffic light in Dubai installed by Scientechnic at
the Clock Tower roundabout, Deira

1974 – Set up of Mac Al Gurg

1975 - Set up of Al Gurg Fosroc
(formerly known as FOSECO MINSEP - UAE)

1976 – Set up of Al Gurg Building Services
(formerly known as GKN Al Gurg)

1977 - Set up of Al Gurg Lever

1978 – ESAG signs agreement with
Siemens for power engineering products &services

1978 – ESAG signs agreement with
Siemens for entire electrical industry products portfolio

1978 – Set up of Arabian Explosives

1979 - Set up of Al Gurg Tyres, Batteries & Accessories
Division; agency agreement with Dunlop

1982 – Set up of Al Gurg Stationery

1984 - ESAG signs agreement with Siemens for electrical products

1984 - Commencement of BAT Duty free operations

1985 – ESAG signs agency agreement with Benetton

1986 - Set up of Office Furnishing Interior Solutions (OFIS) –first
called Technical and Trading (Office Furniture division)

1988 – Set up of Al Gurg Paints

1989 - Al Gurg Cigarette Division celebrates Silver Jubilee

1990 – H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg awarded
CBE (Commander in the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire)

1993 - Set up of Gulf Metal Foundry

1994 – Set up of Gulf Engineering Industry

1995 - Set up of IDdesign

1995 - Set up of ESAG Real Estate

1995 - Set up of Al Mashrabia Furniture Industry (AMFI)

1995 - Set up of Technical & Trading 

1997 – H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg honoured
by H.H. Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan,
the late President of the UAE, with the
Order of Zayed II

1997 – Set up of Scientechnic branch
in Oman followed by Mac Al Gurg and Better Life

2002 - Scientechnic Dubai Quality Certificate 

2003 - Set up of Better Life

2004 – Al Gurg Cigarette Division
became exclusive UAE distributor for BAT including Rothmans

2009 - Abdulla Al Gurg appointed Group General Manager of ESAG

2010 – World Quality Commitment
Award to Al Gurg Building Services Co. Ltd.
in Paris for merit in Excellence and Innovation

2010 – Set up of ESAG Charity Foundation

2011 - Set up of Al Gurg Smollan

2011 - Stevie Award for Interiors in customer service
Field Marketing Services

2012 - Expansion to Qatar

2012 - Al Gurg Paints wins Dubai Quality Appreciation certificate

2012 - Group General Manager Abdulla Al Gurg selected as
London Olympics 2012 Torchbearer

2012 – Managing Director, Raja Al Gurg listed as 5th
most powerful Arab Women by CEO Middle East

2012 – Managing Director, Raja Al Gurg is selected as
Deputy Chair of Dubai Medical Authority

2014 - Set up of Wolfe Tyres

2015 - Set up of Chattels & More

2016 - Joint venture with Siemens Healthineers

2016 - Formation of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints LLC

2016 - Dr Raja Al Gurg listed as Forbes top 100 Most
Powerful Women