Kuwait Aromatics Company

HQ address

South Subahyia,
T: +965 2385 1767

Key contact names

Mahmoud Al-Qattan, CEO

Annual turnover 2014


Employee numbers

Total employed: 562

Key production facilities location


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.

Main products manufactured

  • Paraxylene (PX)
  • Benzene
  • Styrene
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