GAC Group – the parent company of GAC Motor was established in Guangzhou, China. The company sets itself apart from most other Chinese manufactures in that it has strong partnerships, joint ventures with manufactures such as Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Fiat cars, and Hino trucks. Capitalizing on the years of experience of producing cars for other brands, GAC Group launched its own brand – GAC Motor.
In order to ensure production of a quality vehicle, GAC Group not only uses the experience gained from working with other car manufacturers, it also sources various components of its cars from international suppliers such as the electronic stability program and engine management systems from Bosch (Germany), front brakes from Continental (Germany), Front and Rear bumpers from Visteon (USA), 6-speed automatic transmission from Aisin (Japan), air conditioning from Denso (Japan), seatbelts, airbags, rear brakes,and hydraulic power systems from TRW (USA).
This strategy yielded impressive results, as in 2011, GAC broke the sales record for the most sold Chinese vehicle and saw an impressive 92.9% growth in sales in 2012 – a testament to both the quality and reliability of the car. In the first quarter of 2014, a %51 increase in sales was achieved, which comes to show that the manufacturers’ success continues to this day. Building on this success, GAC Motor’s strategy is to introduce at least one new car model each year in order to have a wide enough range of cars to compete with other more established American, Japanese, Korean, and European brands.
Al Jomaih Automotive
In 1936, Abdulaziz and Mohammed Abdullah Aljomaih founded their company in Shaqraa province (200 km from Riyadh) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During four years, the company has expanded and the brothers moved the hub of their business to Riyadh, embarking on a stage of growth and diversification. After ten years, they opened two branches in Jeddah and Dammam.
In the mid-fifties, the boom phase that affected the Saudi economy started, and followed by a prosperity in industry, commerce, education, health care and social services, and other aspects of life in the kingdom. During this period, the two brothers laid the foundation of a business entity that has become one of the main pillars of the Saudi business and trade sector; they called it “AAC group.”
The Company is mainly engaged in many sectors including manufacturing, sale and distribution of products, investment, information technology, engineering, finance, real estate, oil, gas, water and electricity.
Over five decades, AAC group has been distinguished in the sector of trade and the distribution of cars in partnership with General Motors; one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the United States. The AAC group excelled in this area through achieving many awards and most recently GM Grandmasters Award for its excellence in size sales, customer satisfaction, maintenance services and spare parts for three years in a row. Soon AAC became the largest distributor of General Motors in the Kingdom and the Middle East in terms of sales volume. Now it has a branch network of more than 100 exhibitions and distributed services center in various regions of the Kingdom.
Years later, AAC occupied a leading position in the import and distribution of cars, tires, lubricants, construction and agriculture equipment. In this framework, the Group held strategic partnerships brought them closer to many international companies, particularly Shell Oil Company, Yokohama tires, and PepsiCo, and many other leading global companies, which many of them still exists today.
In the 1967 year, the group took a quantum leap in its journey, it has strengthened its business in the vehicles sector through AAC Company, the company has become the authorized distributor of General Motors Corp, and a number of other car companies. The company’s branches reached several cities in the Central Region and the Western Region, Eastern Region in KSA. In seventies and eighties, the group maintained its efforts in expanding its business and seizing investment opportunities to become one of the largest business groups not only in the kingdom, but also in the Arab world as well. ِAchieving that through relying on the value of trust، integrity، commitment to the highest levels of quality، customer satisfaction، and concentration on the work team through a distinct work environment that motivate their innovation and creativity and provide them with career and personal growth opportunities. It also strives to serve the communities in which it operates.
Today, AAC is the largest General Motors dealership in the Middle East.