Our History

Our History

The history of Bin-Shihon Group Co., Ltd. is intertwined with the life and achievements of our Founder and Chairman, Mohammed Bin-Shihon. Over his illustrious 70-year career as an independent businessman, he distinguished himself as an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Under his visionary leadership, Bin-Shihon Group evolved into a leading diversified enterprise and a significant contributor to Saudi national investment. Mohammed Bin-Shihon’s journey began in the bustling city of Jeddah, which has long been the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. With the expansion of the oil industry in the Kingdom, Jeddah’s commercial role grew, serving the entire nation, including the thriving Eastern Province. In the summer of 1950, recognizing a unique opportunity, Mohammed Bin-Shihon secured a loan through personal connections and established a cloth trading business. Encouraged by its success, he expanded into various sectors, including household appliances, tires, and batteries.

Through his visionary leadership, Bin-Shihon Group stands today as:

  • One of Saudi Arabia’s largest privately owned enterprises
  • A member of the GCC Authorized Economic Operator Programme by the Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority
  • Saudi Arabia’s largest tire dealer
  • The largest agent of Hankook Tires worldwide
  • The biggest importer of Hangzhou Rubber Company worldwide
  • Among Saudi Arabia’s top 5 companies in household appliances

Mohammed Bin-Shihon establishes his first business in wholesale clothes and related services throughout the Kingdom.


The Household Division is founded in downtown Jeddah, offering wholesale and retail China glassware.


The Real Estate Division is established, developing high-class residential and commercial properties.


The Tire and Battery Division is founded.


Al-Jusoor Crushing and Land Transport Company is established, achieving immediate success.


The Trucks and Machinery division is founded.


The Service Equipment Division for “around the wheel” is established.


The Batteries and Lubricants becomes as a standalone division.


Bin-Shihon launched a specialized brand Etari.


Bin-Shihon Group is certified as a member of GCC authorized Economic Operatior programme by the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority.