Inception

A market share of approximately 20%

 In 2002, Mr. Hussam Al-Kharafi and Ghazi Al-Omar launched Automak as a Kuwaiti limited liability company under the authenticated notarized contract No. 44651 and registered in the Commercial Register under No. 87711 dated 4 February 2002. The first part of the name refers to the field of work (i.e. vehicles), whereas the second part follows the name of Mohamed Abdul- Mohsen Al Kharafi. On March 25, 2008, the company was transformed into a closed shareholding company and renamed as Automak Automotive Co. Despite the intense competition in this sector, Automak has succeeded throughout the 15 years since its inception in 2002 to position itself as one of the most important companies in the Kuwaiti car rental sector, acquiring a market share of approximately 20%

 The Present 

 3,250 employees

 Today, Automak Automotive, with nearly 3,250 employees including 2,500 drivers working at its headquarters in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, showrooms and maintenance centres situated in various locations in the State of Kuwait, is considered one of the largest and most prestigious companies in the automotive sector in Kuwait. It has several contracts with Kuwaiti companies and government institutions, most of them oil companies, in addition to many ministries, departments and various governmental bodies. It has gained a solid reputation as its name has become synonymous with dynamic growth based on a pioneering vision that keeps abreast with the latest technological developments in this sector.

9,000 vehicles, the largest fleet in Kuwait

Automak  owns and operates a modern and diversified transport fleet, the largest in Kuwait by all standards, totalling approximately 9,000 vehicles of all types, models and luxury levels.  The company operates in the market through corporate or individual (long and short-term) spot rental and lease contracts, supported by a comprehensive range of after-sale services offered to customers and the public by a team of experienced professionals via a huge network of showrooms and maintenance centres that meet the highest standards of international companies in terms of quality, equipment and  services.

The Future (sub-heading)

 A planned and steady expansion Now, Automak is on the verge of a planned and steady expansion as part of its strategy to expand its reach and comprehensive services across all sectors of the automotive industry in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is poised to leave a stronger footprint in this sector both inside and outside Kuwait in line with the latest global technological developments in the field.  Automak initially embarked on short and long-term leases of vehicles without a driver. In 2013, the company expanded its services to include vehicles with the driver. In 2015, it began providing cars and motorcycles for home delivery services to work with many major companies, such as McDonald's group of companies in Kuwait and others. The year 2017 also saw the expansion of Automak services to include the provision of school transport buses and a limousine service. The company intends to implement a similar strategy for expansion in Egypt during 2018 and 2019 and the introduction of home delivery and limousine services in addition to the taxi smart applications while maintaining comprehensive and progressive expansion in line with the progress and development of the developed societies in this domain.