In 1964, (1385 e) a small-scale enterprise was established with great determination in the city of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

The small company grew and kept expanding until it became over time one of the largest holding companies, not only in Saudi Arabia, but also in the MEA region.

During the past 49 years, Hoshanco’s geographic scope has broadened, both inside the Kingdom and throughout the region.

It has also diversified to include a number of activities. Current activities focus mainly on five strategic business units:

• Trading

• Retail

• Manufacturing

• Real Estate

• Financial Services

In 1975, Hoshan Pan Gulf dedicated a small team for the distribution of stationery products in addition to a range of Office Automation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

From a small start, HPG developed to become the main trading unit of Hoshanco Holding. It is currently considered one of the largest distribution companies in MEA region. HPG Head Quarters are in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has regional distribution centres in Riyadh- KSA, Dubai- UAE, Tangier-Morocco, and Zarka- Jordan.

HPG reputation is one of a leading company in the distribution of top brands in stationery, writing instruments, office and school supplies, Art materials, and DIY products. We fulfil these activities through a network of local branches in key cities of MEA region.

Key milestones in our development:

• In 1987 Hoshan Pan Gulf expanded its distribution operations throughout the Gulf from its regional centre in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, UAE, gradually establishing branches throughout the Middle East. • In 2004, Clips trading was established to expand distribution throughout Africa.

• In 1991 Atlas Files Company for manufacturing was established.

• 2005 Clips Morocco branch is established.

• 2006 Clips Tunisia branch is established.

• 2006 Clips Kenya branch is established.

• 2009 Clips Erbil in Iraq is established.

• 2011 Clips Stores were established to offer our customers quick access to our conveniently near and extensive range of products.​