Select Transportation Solutions (here-in after referred as Select) is a joint venture between two of the most prestigious groups in the Gulf, Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani & Sons of Qatar (NBK) and Bader Al Mulla and Brothers (Al Mulla Group) of Kuwait.
NBK Group was established in the early 50’s by its founder the late Sheikh Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani. Today, NBK’s business interests covers a wide range of activities to include a huge presence in the automotive industry, engineering and telecom, household appliances, heavy equipment, tires, civil engineering, construction and real estate, foodstuff, apparels, catering.
In Qatar, NBK is considered as one of the leaders in the automotive industry through its offering of the luxurious Mercedes Brand of automobiles and the economically priced Mitsubishi range of vehicles. With state of the art Garages and well stocked spare parts outlets in strategic locations in the country, a retail oil dispensing centre in the heart of the city and finally through the association with the renowned BOSCH and ZIEBART, NBK brings an array of automotive products and services unmatched by its quality and standards.
Al Mulla Group in Kuwait was founded in 1947 by the late Abdullah Saleh Al Mulla and within a short time the company had expanded into automobile industry. As the sole agents for Dodge/Chrysler and Mitsubishi automobiles and heavy equipment in the country since 1947, the group has an extensive sales and support network throughout. Due to its strong automotive business, the group integrated into the car rental and leasing arena; thus the Al Mulla Rental & Leasing of Vehicles and Equipment Company Kscc here in after referred as AMRL was formed in the early 1970s. Since then and with over 30 years of rich and varied experience, AMRL has been known to provide the ideal and most reliable transportation services. In 2002 AMRL was awarded with international standard certificate ISO 9001:2000, certificate # 110240 dated 16th May 2002 for quality service and maintenance of vehicles and transport equipment. With over 30 years of experience, Al Mulla Rentals, which is popularly known as “Rental Mulla” has carved out a niche for itself in the vehicle rental & leasing industry. With current fleet size hovering around 9,500 vehicles, Rental Mulla is one of the largest if not the “numero uno” in the car rental leasing industry of Middle East.
In early 2005, Al Mulla Rentals decided to make a foray outside the boundaries of Kuwait since it was felt that the success achieved in the exercise of creating a home grown brand in vehicle rental & leasing needs to be taken forward. Qatar was identified as the country for this. Towards this time NBK in Qatar through its strong presence in the automotive industry (Mercedes & Mitsubishi) also felt the need to venture in car rental & leasing industry. Both the Groups found a great degree of synergy and commonality in their operations and with Al Mulla Group’s rich experience in vehicle rental & leasing, NBK found an ideal partner in making its entry into vehicle rental & leasing in Qatar. With the double digit growth that Qatar is witnessing and will be witnessing in the next few years, it was felt by both groups that there was room in the market for an exclusive vehicle rental and leasing company defining service excellence and building customer loyalty by providing superior services that cater to customers’ individual needs with quality products.
Thus, in July 2006 Select Transportation Solutions was born.