Intercol's History
International Agencies Co.Ltd. (Intercol)

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From modest beginnings in 1957 representing a single shipping company, Intercol is today, a well-diversified, 100%-Bahraini-owned company representing over 200 leading corporations, many of which are blue chip multinationals.

Throughout its history, the company has been a major participant in Bahrain ’s ever-growing economy. Built on firm foundations, good customer relations, constant attention to detail and the professionalism of its well-trained and qualified workforce, Intercol continues to ensure that it keeps abreast of the needs and demands of the Kingdom and its people through the introduction of new products, processes and advanced technology. To enhance the confidence of principals and customers alike, Intercol became the first company of its kind in Bahrain to attain ISO 9001: 2000 certification and ISO 14001: 2004 environmental accreditation company-wide.







The company’s corporate offices are located at the heart of the business centre of Manama, Bahrain’s capital, with its major operational facilities in the Mina Salman Industrial Area, adjacent to the country’s port and fifteen minutes away from Bahrain International Airport. The operational facilities are also ten minutes away from the new dry port in Hidd and close to the main highway leading to Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, an ideal location from which to pursue its multi-faceted activities.

Over the last 50 years, Intercol has achieved sustained growth and success by building on its experience and applying it across diverse industries of business in which it is involved. Having started as a shipping agent, the company now has interests in consumer goods, for which it maintains one of the most technologically-advanced dry, chilled and frozen goods warehouses in the region; shipping and forwarding; transportation and logistics; telecommunications and information technology; medical equipment and supplies; lubricants and chemicals; construction, advertising, travel and insurance.

Today, Intercol remains dynamic and forward-looking, pursuing a policy of planned growth by building on its ever-evolving experience, ensuring continued focus on the products and services of principals and the demands of customers through the ongoing diversification and expansion of the business outside Bahrain into regional markets.Through its corporate philosophy “Building on Experience”, Intercol continues to attain success by utilizing its experience to expand its products and services in Bahrain and remains ahead of its peers through the establishment of offices across the Gulf region.

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