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An expansive catalog of integrated products and services…

  • Chemicals
  • Fluid Control
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Solid Waste Management
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United Materials Company (UMC) owns and manages businesses specializing in the distribution of industrial materials and equipment. With operations in Kuwait,  we serve more than 300 customers throughout the Gulf region.

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UMC’s investment units operate independently. As legally distinct entities, each unit is organized with its own dedicated and highly motivated managers who exercise complete autonomy in running their respective businesses.
Senior executives at UMC are hands-on professionals who focus on providing unit managers with strategic and operational support; concurrently, they insure that each unit complies with UMC’s exacting governance systems and standards.
We are committed to a code of conduct, which guides every aspect of our decision making.
Business the right way – empowerment, accountability, best practices.
A management approach that has been progressively honed over decades.
Automated business processes, information systems and a strong commitment to sound governance.


MAWAD is a wholly owned subsidiary of  Al Kout Industrials Projects (AIP).  AIP is a regional leader in the Chlor-Alkali industry, providing essential industrial-sector products in local, regional and international markets. MAWAD operates businesses specializing in the distribution of industrial materials and equipment. MAWAD’s investment portfolio includes two independently operated companies; SETCO and CISCO. Supplying from local inventory or direct shipment from manufacturers.


Established in 1966, Cisco’s chemical trading business developed in response to growth in key sectors of Kuwait’s economy. By addressing the unique needs of each sector, Cisco has become a market leader with a substantial product and service portfolio.


SETCO began operations in 1992 and has grown into a significant market player in Kuwait. The company provides products, systems and services for applications in water and wastewater treatment, as well as solid waste management.


Our wide-ranging activities span geographic boundaries, market segments, product categories and applications. This diversity allows us to efficiently serve customers while enhancing our suppliers’ market opportunities.

The combined product range of our operating companies positions us as a unique provider of multiple chemistries, fluid control equipment and water process systems.

Take a moment to view, our product line, and some of the producers we work with.

A Large Customer Base Distributed Among Key Sectors of the Economy…

Manufacturing & Process Industries
Oil & Gas
Petrochemical Industries
Power, Water and Sewage Plants
Commercial & Institutional Buildings

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