The industrial development of the National Gypsum Company
Central Region (Riyadh)
The main offices of the National Gypsum Company is an industrial compound that combines gypsum powder factories, a gypsum boards factory and a gypsum ornaments factory, as well as services facilities like administration, warehouses, and accommodation.
( In order to fulfill the increasing demand on gypsum in the central area )
The gypsum industry was introduced in the kingdom in the beginning of the real estate boom in 1967, in cooperation with the biggest international specialized companies from Italy, Switzerland. In order to cope up with the real estate boom in the kingdom, which had the biggest effect on adding a touch of beauty to the palaces, the villas and the buildings in general.
Due to the company’s keenness on the continuous development of real estate world in the kingdom, the decision to introduce the gypsum boards industry in agreement with a major German international company for the purpose of producing gypsum walls according to the international specifications and the Saudi standards.
The first gypsum walls appeared in the beginning of the year 1985 in the company factories in Riyadh, with a production capacity of 6 million cubic meters per year producing various types of them.
In its endeavor for the development of its factories, the company has made an expansion of the Riyadh factories by building a powder gypsum factory with a production capacity of 500 Tons per day. The production started in the first of April 2005 increasing the total production in
Riyadh to1200 Tons per day (360 thousand Ton per year of Gypsum powder.
The Western Region (Yanbou)
The company has built a factory at the raw stone concession area of the company in Omloj for production of powder gypsum with a production capacity of 200 Tons per day as the commercial production started in 1/7/1401 H.
With the continuous support and encouragement from our guided government and our clever management; the company pursued its development. An industrial complex was built in the Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbou including a powder gypsum factory for production of powder with a capacity of 500 Tons every day and a factory for gypsum boards with a 6 million square meter production capacity , to cover the needs of the western region and export to neighboring countries like Yemen, Sudan and Jordan. Commercial production started in 1/9/1997 with 150,000 tons of powder gypsum per year. The commercial production of the gypsum walls factory started in 5/10/1997 with a capacity of 5,760,000 square meters per year. As a result of the rising demand on powder gypsum, the gypsum factories were expanded to have a capacity of 500 tons per day ( 150,000 per year ) and commercial production started in the second half of the year 2003. Thus, the production of Yanbou factory rose to 1000 tons of gypsum powder every day ( 300 thousand tons per year )
Eastern Region (Dammam)
The board of directors has also realized the booming real estate activity in the eastern region and in the Arabia Gulf countries and the need for gypsum products, so they decided to build an industrial complex in Dammam which includes a powder gypsum factory with a production capacity of 500 tons per day, and a gypsum boards factory with a production capacity of 6 million square meter per year. Commercial production began in the last quarter of 2004 with a capacity of 150,000 tons of gypsum powder per year. The commercial production of the gypsum walls factory started in 21/2/2005 with a production capacity of 6 million square meters per year. Due to the rising demand on powder gypsum the factories were expanded with a production capacity of 500 tons per day ( 150 thousand tons per year ) and the commercial production began in March 2009, making the total production of the Dammam factory reach 1000 tons of powder gypsum per day, ( 300 thousand tons every year ). The gypsum walls factory was also expanded with a 6 million square meters production capacity, and the commercial production started in March 2009, making the Dammam factory production reaches 12 million square meters of gypsum walls per year.
Expansion and development works are still in process. Installation of a factory which will produce seven gypsum products with a top notch quality of industrial technology is underway and will be productive commercially soon. That factory is being built in the company’s industrial complex in Dammam.
The company always strives to develop its products and updating its factories, out of its sense of responsibility towards availing its products inside the kingdom covering the local market and exporting the extra production to the Gulf countries and the other neighboring countries.