History & Milestones

General Contracting Company (GCC) was the first established company started in 1947 by the late Sulaiman S. Olayan which has now grown to be world leading Olayan Group.GCC first started with the distributorship of Kenworth Trucks from the US in 1947.

GCC’s first customer was Bechtel, which was under contract to Aramco to manage the construction of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline (Tapline), a mammoth project linking the oil wells in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province to a terminal in Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea. GCC handled the essential trucking and supply services for this historic project.

The GCC Group has expanded and developed over the years into a diverse group holding exclusive distribution rights for Scania and Atlas Copco. As we move into an era in Saudi Arabia, GCC will look to develop partnerships with leading international brands to help deliver our corporate vision and strategy.

The business expanded into Kuwait as fully local company in 1949 with the opening of General Transport & Equipment Company (GTE), with the exclusive dealership of Cummins engines.

GCC operates Kenworth diesel trucks for hauling material and supplies to outlying areas, October 1955.

GCC provides transportation and related services to Bechtel on Aramco’s massive Trans-Arabian Pipe Line (Tapline) project.


To use our expertise, energy and passion to provide:

1) Premium brand products and services of superior quality.
2) Cost effective product solutions for the right application.
3) Leading long term support for our products and services to our customers.

To ensure due regard to safety and the environment.
To deliver value for our customers and our shareholders.


To be recognized by our customers and stakeholders as the preferred and trusted supply partner whose service standards exceed those of our competitors

Core Values

To use our expertise, energy and passion to provide:

  • Opportunity: We are curious. We explore opportunities with an open mind and optimistic outlook.
  • Alliances: Alliances with like-minded partners expand our horizons, elevate our ideas, and speed our progress.
  • Strength: Strong history, people, capital, and character: these strengths underpin our success.
  • Impact: We succeed most when we have a positive impact on others and on our world.