Who We Are
We’re more than just a holding company
Hassan Allam Holding is one of the largest corporations in Egypt and the MENA region. We offer premium services and solutions across engineering and construction, as well as investment and development. With a track record spanning over 85 years, we’re known for our diverse and extensive list of operations.
Founded in 1936, our Group is now a fully integrated organization made of 18 different subsidiaries and more than 45,000 employees. Today, we’re known as a leading global engineering and investment group with a reputation for excellence, reliability and innovation. As a result, we are regularly contracted to execute especially large, challenging or niche projects all around the world.
A track record spanning over 85 years.
Hassan Allam's journey embodies the true spirit of entrepreneurship, as he defied odds, persevered through challenges, and ultimately achieved remarkable success.
Born in Port Said, he left school at a young age to help his father run a small store selling construction supplies. In 1923, the 19-year-old boy moved to Cairo where he started a small informal contracting company. He founded his first official firm, Hassan Mohammed Allam & Co., in 1936.
A pivotal moment came in 1938 when Hassan secured his first major contract to build El Kassaseen Hospital after King Farouk's car accident nearby. More contracts followed for power plants, refineries and other infrastructure projects.
Hassan's firm soon competed with Egypt's largest contractors. In the 1940s, future President Anwar El-Sadat briefly worked disguised as a truck driver at Hassan's company to avoid persecution.
He later founded Hassan Allam Sons in 1975, when economic reforms enabled private business again.
Today, two streets in Cairo hold his name, commemorating the journey of a humble shopkeeper who rose to build Egypt's infrastructure and earn a place in the nation's history.
We aim to be recognized as one of the world’s leading integrated solution providers.
With diverse and often complementary clients, we want to have a strong reputation across all the sectors in which we operate: engineering, procurement and construction as well as investment and development. Known for our specialist capabilities and reliable approach, we would like to be seen as “the regional partner of choice".
Over 85 years of experience
A holding company of 18 subsidiaries
Operating across 10 countries
We ensure our clients receive the support they need.
We deliver high-quality engineering, construction, investment and development services while focusing on market differentiation, timely deliveries and strategic investments. As part of our expansion into the investment and development segment, we aim to address the underserved infrastructure market and operate in projects to help secure a better future. We build trusted relationships with our partners, which has always been the formula for our success. By hiring and nurturing the best professionals the market has to offer, we ensure our clients receive the support they need to help their businesses thrive.
Our values at Hassan Allam
We understand the impact our work has on the communities we operate within. Thus, we are always committed to delivering the highest quality the first time around.
We uphold the values of honesty and integrity in all our dealings with stakeholders. We believe that compromising on ethics is shortsighted.
We give great importance to developing and improving our people, processes, systems, products and know-how. Our aim is to achieve leadership through technical innovations, systems, and products.
As one of Egypt’s construction pioneers, we have successfully navigated the region’s economic and business cycles for more than 80 years, earning us a strong reputation for reliability. As a result, our business centers are in strong and long-term partnerships with local and international clients.
Hassan Allam over the years
Hassan Allam Utilities and Agility, the industrial development specialist, formed a joint venture, YANMU, to develop, build and operate modern logistics parks and Grade A warehousing facilities in Egypt.
We are awarded a concession to provide and operate services and facilities at the Grand Egyptian Museum, the world’s largest museum dedicated to a single civilization.
We ventured into three new countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan and Libya.
Hassan Allam Utilities JV, together with Almar Water Solutions, and acquired Ridgewood Egypt, a leading water desalination company.
Hassan Allam Holding adds facility management and landscaping to its portfolio after establishing Eden and Jinet.
ChemTech entered a joint venture with Fosroc to manufacture its full range of construction chemical materials.
The Group acquired German-based Bioworks and Egyptian-based Intech to design, engineer, install and operate all
types of water treatment, wastewater treatment, and water desalination solutions.
Swenette also began supplying power to the grid.
We acquired the majority of PGESCo, giving us in-house engineering capabilities.
We formed a joint venture company with Lightsource BP to build and operate solar energy resources in Egypt.
Hassan Allam Utilities was launched as an alternative energy and utility platform.
Hassan Allam Utilities also developed and bided for Swenette, a 50MW Solar PV project in Benban, Aswan.
We launched Core Engineering Specialized Works.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) became a minority shareholder in our company, and joined the Board of Directors
3S Ready Mix Concrete launched, providing ready-mix concrete for the entire Group.
In response to Egypt’s National Roads Program, we launched Hassan Allam Roads and Bridges Company to cater for the growing demand for infrastructure projects in Egypt.
In order to enter the Algerian market, we acquired Rowad Modern Engineering Algeria.
We entered the Saudi Arabian market with a Saudi partner under our national sponsorship setup.
The investment and legislative environment changed in 1975 allowing the private sector to re-emerge in Egypt. Hassan Allam established a new entity.
The company is fully nationalized under the socialist system of President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Now called Nasr General Contracting, the company is still run by the Allam family, with Hassan Mohamed Allam as Chairman of the Board and his three eldest sons as Board Directors.
Hassan Mohamed Allam started Hassan Allam, a general contractor specialized in high-quality infrastructure and heavy civil work across Egypt.