Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jaleel Distribution bags prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, May 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Jaleel Distribution is one of the foremost FMCG distributors with extensive presence in the UAE and having many leading brands from around the world.
Constant growth in all facets at the right time has brought in remarkable changes over the years in the company’s journey.

Jaleel Distribution, a business unit of UAE-based investment company Jaleel Holdings, received the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Award - 2015 in trade sector in the 22nd cycle of Business Excellence Awards, instituted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai. This award is in recognition of the company’s outstanding pursuit of excellence.

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, presented the award to Mr. Kunhu Mohamed Venmadathayil, Chairman and Mr. Sameer K. Mohamed, Managing Director of Jaleel Holdings, at the annual award ceremony held at the Trade Center Arena in Dubai. Headquartered in Dubai, Jaleel Distribution today is one of the leading FMCG distributors with an extensive presence in the UAE and having many leading brands from around the world.

Commenting on winning the prestigious award, Mr. Sameer K. Mohamed, Managing Director of Jaleel Holdings, said, “We would like to extend our gratitude to the visionary Rulers of Dubai who are providing a platform and an opportunity to enterprises that strive for business excellence. It is a great honor for us to receive the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award. We thank our partners in business and our staff who helped make this possible. We have always strived to introduce global standard practices in our operations. Thus, the award is in recognition of our continuous efforts to excel in business operations.”

“At Jaleel Holdings, consistent growth in business has bought in remarkable changes over the years.  Quality, consistency and sustainability are the hallmark of our value system that has been cascaded across the organization at all times. We have streamlined our operations to create a high level of efficiency that delivers our brands in the quickest possible manner to our customers at the lowest cost, and ensures competitive prices and freshness of products,” he added.

“We adopted the EFQM Excellence Model in 2013 as a strategic decision to re-structure the entire business. This system facilitated us in bringing a paradigm shift within the organization. We believe that such proactive initiatives, with the support of our stakeholders and workforce, have helped Jaleel Distribution to position itself as a preferred partner to represent any brand in this region. We tirelessly explore new means and methods to give our brands the extra edge and defining advantage that drive them to transcend the competition,” Sameer said.

The Dubai Quality Award is held annually and considered as one of the highest recognitions in the region for business excellence. The three categories of the Business Excellence Awards -- Dubai Quality Award, Dubai Human Development Award (DHDA) and Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) -- have helped evolve a culture of excellence and differentiate businesses over the years.

The DED is constantly working on maintaining the standards of the Award by promoting competition among establishments across various sectors. The Award encourages businesses to adopt a policy in line with the directives of the visionary leadership and efforts of the Government of Dubai to promote and sustain quality as strategic advantages of doing business in the emirate.


About Jaleel Holdings

Founded by Mr. MV Kunhumohamed, the Group’s humble journey begins from its first fruit wholesaling store in Dubai’s Deira market in 1972, which later emerged as a major player in the UAE’s general trading sector. The company was expanded into trading of various other products and into other businesses in the subsequent years. In 2008, these businesses were brought under the umbrella of Jaleel Holdings.

Headquartered in Dubai, Jaleel Holdings is now an AED 1.3 billion top line company with strong presence in trading and distribution of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Jaleel Holdings owns Jaleel Cash & Carry (the largest FMCG wholesaler in the UAE), Jaleel Distribution and J Mart supermarkets. Jaleel Holdings has also interests in the education and industrial solutions sectors. Jaleel Distribution is a significant component of Jaleel Holdings, offering a high degree of personalized service to the region’s most prestigious customers including leading hypermarkets, supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, hotels, restaurants and other institutions.

Jaleel Cash & Carry has revolutionized the FMCG wholesale market in the region. Jaleel Holdings introduced the popular cash-and-carry concept of the European and US markets in the Gulf countries with due consideration to the unique characteristics and requirements of the region. Jaleel Cash & Carry stocks products in the categories like foodstuff, non-food, cosmetics, home appliances and other FMCG items. For more information, please log onto


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