ABOUT US

ABOUT US


Shield By KDL is a world-class lubricants blending plant located in Shuaiba Industrial Area in Mina Abdulla, Kuwait. KDL is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that specializes in the production, distribution and marketing of a wide range of lubricants and greases. With the use of 100% virgin base oil and chemical additive packages from the most trusted sources in the global industry, KDL offers superior quality to it’s customers through it’s brands (most notably Shield and Habarah).

KDL manufactures a wide product range for lubricants and greases for the following industries: Automobile, Industrial and Marine. Our lubricants exceed the quality requirements of the most recognizable international organizations and institutions such as: SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association), American Petroleum Institute (API), MIL-SPEC (United States Military Defense Standard) and NLGI (National Lubricating Grease Institute). Our products also have OEM approvals from Daimler, Volvo and X.

KDL is looking to expand it’s brands’ market shares domestically and globally in the near future and invites any potential cooperations or partnerships. Shield, Habarah and our other brands have been in the Middle East/Africa region for around 20 years. KDL is actively seeking distributors for these brands for international markets.

KDL offers toll blending options for other top lubricating brands in the industry that are seeking to enter the region. KDL is located in a very strategic location geographically offering it’s clients more affordable and easier options to enter huge international markets such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Algeria and Africa.


HISTORY


KDL was initially established in 1993 by Mr. Salem Al Marzouk and had operated a factory in Ahmadi with an annual capacity of 15,000 metric tonnes. In 1998, KDL adopted ISO-9000 quality management systems and became the first Kuwaiti manufacturer to obtain this ISO certificate. On January of 2005, KDL expanded into a newer, bigger state of the art facility in Mina Abdulla that has an annual capacity of 55,000 metric tonnes – making it one of the largest lubricant blending plants in the GCC. Development Enterprises House, a subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House Bank, acquired KDL in it’s entirety from Mr. Salem Al Marzouk on the 10th of June, 2008 and has operated it until September of 2017. On September 4, 2017 KDL has been officially acquired by a new group with two shareholders – IDS and WJ Towell. Their goal is to bring in the right expertise and restructure the company in order to take the company to new heights on a global standard.

OUR MISSION
Providing clients with the best
lubricant solutions for all their needs.
OUR VISION
To be a domestic and regional
market leader.

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