Kuwait Aromatics Company

HQ address

South Sobahyia,
PO Box 1084,
Safat 13011,
Kuwait
T: + 965 9 965 4751

Key contact names

Ahmad S Al-Jemaz, chairman Mahmoud Al-Qattan, CEO

Employee numbers

Total employed: 150+ Middle East nationals: 50%

Key production facilities location

All production facilities are located in Kuwait industrial area

Brief company profile

The Kuwait Aromatics Company (Karo) is the first aromatics company in Kuwait. It fully owns KPPC, an aromatics production company with a state-of-the-art facility commissioned in 2010.

It produces paraxylene, benzene, heavy aromatics, light naphtha and a wide range of other energy and feedstock products. PX capacity is recognized at 868,000 tonnes/year.

Karo also own 57.5% of the Kuwait Styrene Company, which achieved a production rate of over 500,000 tonnes/year styrene monomer. The plant is located in Kuwait.

Karo is exploring options of increasing existing capacities and adding new facilties. Its main targets are Asia and the Indian sub-continent.