The 4th. branch in Saudi Arabia, commences operations close to the Yemeni border under the name of DIESEL EQUIIPMENT COMPANY, at Khamis Mushait.
DE sets up a new facility in MADINAT ZAYED in UAE’s Western Region.
DE picks up DUBAI MUNICIPALITY’s prestigious “GREEN INDUSTRY” award in the small scale industry category.
DE’s KUWAIT Joint Venture gets a new name : DAHBASHI FOR MACHINERY HEAVY AND LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO.
DE’s Joint Venture in SAUDI ARABIA, opens its 3rd. branch at AL-HASA in the eastern region, again in the name of DIESEL EQUIPMENT COMPANY.
A second branch in Sharjah is opened in the Industrial Area 18.
DE’s Abu Dhabi Branch moves to its new, state-of-the-art facility in Musaffah, spread over an area over 27,000 sq. feet.
DE participates in the 2nd. “LINDE CHALLENGE” at Jebel Ali.
ALCAT (Qatar) moves to its new and bigger facility in the industrial area in Doha.
The DAHBASHI GROUP turns 25 and celebrates the Anniversary.
DE is invited to participate in the “LINDE CHANLLENGE” (an event revolving around lift truck operation and operator skills) by FAMCO at their facility in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, as their MOTIVE POWER supplier of choice.
DE adds a mezzanine floor in the Central Warehouse to provide for an additional 12 individual work stations for M.I.S. / E.Q.T. / MHD / Administration personnel.
DE upgrades to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004
DE becomes the first company in Dubai to be issued a License to Store Dangerous Goods under Class 8, UN2794.
The second branch in Saudi Arabia, under the same name of DIESEL EQUIPMENT COMPANY starts operations in Dammam.
DE sets up its Omani Joint Venture, TECHNIQUE-DAHBASHI LLC, in Muscat.
Later on in the year, DE moves into Saudi Arabia to begin a Joint Venture, DIESEL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, in Riyadh.
The second Dubai Branch at Ras Al Khor goes into operation.
DE sets up its Bahrain Joint Venture in the name of DAHBASHI HEAVY EQUIPMENT PARTS & SERVICES.
DE upgrades to ISO 14001:2004.
A Lounge is built for the members of the DE family to get together for lunch that is outsourced through a caterer. The facility is later extended right across the board to cover the Branches as well as the Joint Ventures.
ALCAT FOR MACHINERY HEAVY & LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO., our Joint Venture in Kuwait,goes on stream.
The Qatar joint venture with the Al Attiyah brothers is born.
DE upgraded to ISO 9001 : 2000
DE achieves both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications within the space of 6 months.
DE acquires the adjoining plot of land and starts building a new Central Warehouse. The existing one becomes an exclusive Materials Handling Division’s warehouse.
DE takes up membership of the DUBAI QUALITY GROUP.
DE moves into its purpose-built facility in the Al Quoz Industrial Area. Spread over a 7800 sq. m. area, the facility houses the Corporate Headquarters, Workshop and Central Stores.
The company celebrates its 10th. Anniversary.
DE sets up an Associate Dealership in India in the name of Int-A-Cat Parts and Services Pvt. Ltd.
Al Ain Branch is established in the Sanaiya area.
DE opens its first branch in Sharjah.
Abu Dhabi Branch comes into existence in Musaffah.
DE joins the I.D.A. (Independent Distributors Association, based in the U.S.A., of like-minded businesses involved in the field of Aftermarket parts, Service and Repairs of Earthmoving Equipment.
DE wins Dubai Petroleum Company’s Maintenance & Repair Contract for Mobile Plant + Vehicles at
their Jebel Ali Supply Base.
Initial plan of long-term lease of Materials Handling Equipment is put on the back-burner as the company grabs an opportunity to plunge headlong into the Genuine Alternate parts business for Earthmoving machines.
DAHBASHI ENGINEERING is established with its HO in the Qarhood Centre and Workshop + Stores in Rashidiya, Dubai.