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A.A. Kattan & Sons Co. was established in 1952 as one of the first timber trading company in Jordan. Since it’s founding, the family-owned A.A. Kattan & Sons Co. has been a pioneering industry leader.

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A.A. Kattan & Sons Co. (A.A.K.) was established in 1952 as one of the first timber trading company in Jordan. Since it’s founding, the family-owned A.A.K. has served as a industry leader. Always ahead, for the past 65 years A.A.K. has acted as a critical intermediary between the mills at the source and the artisans and manufacturers spread across the region. Experienced and innovative, A.A.K. continues to lead in the introduction of new products that this dynamic industry develops.

Today, A.A. Kattan & Sons Co. is among the largest timber importers, stockists, wholesalers and retailers in the region. Moreover, the widest product range is offered through an extensive network of operations that spans across the Middle East.

 The A.A.K. team is passionate about wood: its functionality and its beauty. It is this commitment that serves to supply customers with the highest quality and largest selection of timber and panels available. A.A.K strives to form unique partnerships with its customers to provide them with the most effective and efficient solutions for their individual projects. Indeed, these vital partnerships align incentives, encourage growth, foster trust and ensure sustainability in the long run.

 Looking forward, the timber industry will continue to evolve. The broadening of consumer demands and the tightening of ecological constraints will undoubtedly necessitate the creation of new, efficiently engineered final products. A.A.K. is committed to mirroring the evolution of the industry to better serve its customers and maintain its position as industry leader.

Values

A.A. Kattan & Sons Co.'s long history and distinguished reputation are direct products of its closely held values. Integrity, reliability, and trust are as much a part of the company’s philosophy as the willingness to engage in dialogue, the eagerness to learn, and the welcoming of criticism. A.A.K.’s mission is to be the most recognizable timber company in the region.

Social Responsibility

As a family run company, A.A. Kattan & Sons Co. is committed to both the wellbeing of it’s employees and the community as a whole. It’s corporate identity is shaped around common values and goals. A.A.K. is conscious of the potential social costs that can be incurred from it’s work in the timber industry. It is the dedication to the company’s stakeholders and to future generations that pushes the company to follow strict environmental standards and to promote sustainable development whenever possible. As part of A.A. Kattan & Sons Co.’s corporate code of conduct, the sourcing of timber is strictly limited to mills that comply with the highest ecological standards and that are committed to preserving the forests in their regions. Furthermore, A.A. Kattan & Sons Co. engages in local social and environmental projects through its support of the Kattan Foundation.

History

  • 1952

    A.A. Kattan & Sons Co. is established as the first lumber trader in Jordan

  • 1958

    Logistics center is opened in Wadi Saqra area in Amman

  • 1962

    African wood species are introduced into the Jordanian market for the first time

  • 1970

    Logistics center is opened in the Marka area in Amman

  • 1979

    North American wood species are introduced into the Jordanian market for the first time

  • 1981

    South American wood species are introduced into the Jordanian market for the first time

  • 1982

    Expansion into the Iraqi market; a representative office is opened in Baghdad, Iraq

  • 1983

    Melamine panels are introduced into the Jordanian market for the first time

  • 1989

    Logistics center is opened in the Zarqa Free Zone

  • 1998

    The first retail outlet is opened in the Wehdat area in Amman

  • 2001

    Retail outlet is opened in the Bayader area in Amman

  • 2003

    Logistics center is opened in Aqaba to cater to the Iraqi market

  • 2007

    Retail outlet is opened in the Qweismeh area in Amman

  • 2013

    Logistics center is opened in Rajeeb area in Amman 

  • 2015

    Retail outlet is opened in Zarqa

  • 2017

    Qweismeh retail outlet is remodeled to become a surfaces center