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Lighthouse - July, 2015.

Guiding Kingston Holdings

SPEARHEADING AN EMPIRE IS NEVER AN EASY TASK

Kingston Holdings the single largest investor in Sharjah Airport International Freezone is spear headed by Mr Lalu Samuel one of the leading Industrialists based in the UAE. Being in the UAE for more than three decades, he owns Kingston Management consultants as well. Mr Samuel is also the CEO and Managing Director for four major multinational companies namely Pierlite Middle East, an Australian Multinational, GP Middle East an Asian Multinational Public listed in Hong Kong, Rexton Technologies of UK, and now Xpelair Middle East of UK for the Middle East, Africa and subcontinent Region.

Rexton Technologies

Originally a British company started in the 1950s is currently worldwide owned by Kingston Holdings FZC. Rexton a worldwide registered brand with a portfolio of more than 12000 products, is currently the flagship brand of Kingston Holdings.

Pierlite

Kingston’s JV partner Pierlite Australia is the largest lighting manufacturer in Australia and Asia Pacific. Pierlite is known for its quality, technical performance, support and service. The Manufacturing Joint venture operations covers entire Middle East and Africa.

Gold Peak

Founded in 1964 Headquartered in Hong Kong, Gold Peak is an Asian Multi National. The company is listed in Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchange. Gold Peak is the owner of GP batteries and a manufacturer of primary and rechargeable batteries. GP Batteries is the third largest battery company in the world. GP has 60% world market share of 9 volt batteries.

Glen Dimplex & Xpelair

Xpelair Middle East is a JV between Glen Dimplex the parent company of Xpelair UK and Kingston Holdings FZC. The JV covers, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, GCC, Middle East and African and Central Asian countries. Glen Dimplex founded in 1973 is a leading international group with annual revenues in excess of two billion euro and over ten thousand employees across four continents. Glen Dimplex comes with a portfolio of 25 brands in various categories all of them world leaders in their category (Xpelair, Stoves, Belling, Morphy Richards, New World, Creda, Galaxy, Faber).

CURRENT POSITIONS HELD:

• Member of the Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry
• Chairman of Industries Business Group under the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2200 manufacturing units)
• Board Member of the Indian Business Leaders Forum
• Board of Directors of the Indian Business & Professional Council
• Board of Directors of the India Trade & Exhibition Centre

THE COMPANY HAS WON SEVERAL AWARDS:

• Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award (The Vice President award) for Manufacturing Category in the UAE – March 2008
• Economic Excellence Award in 2006 from the Sharjah Government for the Best Industry in the Major Industries Category
• Excellence 2000 from Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry in year 2001, an acknowledgement of the high standards and excellence achieved by his company and its exemplary performance and contribution to the economic development of the emirate of Sharjah
• ‘Best Company in Sharjah Free Zone’ in the year 2000
• Clipsal Corporate award for three years consecutively –in 2001, 2002 and 2003– for his company’s outstanding revenue growth and contribution

PERSONAL ACCOLADES OF MR. SAMUEL:

• Selected as one of the top 100 Most Influential Indian Business Leaders in the UAE by Forbes Middle East
• Excellence Award (SEA) Business Man of the Year (2013) – Sharjah Airport International Freezone – 24th April 2013
• Global Industrial Leadership award at the House of Lords in London – 27th September 2010
• ACHIEVER EXCELLENCE AWARD from NRI Institute – 26th June 2010
• Golden Honour Award from the King of Travancore in Kerala – 12th December 2010

 

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