Company History

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2008 . THE JOURNEY BEGINS

The SAWA Group of companies was established in 2008 under the name Aquabor International specializing in water works activities.

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2010 . DIVERSIFYING

By 2010 Aquabor International was offering a full complement of general contracting, engineering, operational support and facilities management services in Malawi.

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2014 . ZAMBIA OFFICES OPEN

The large renewable energy sectors saw the group expanding its presence in the region by opening offices in 2014 in neighboring Zambia. Supplying greener energy through solar, hydro and wind power is an integral part of the group’s vision to reduce the global carbon footprint.

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2015 . REBRANDING

In 2015 Aquabor International rebranded to Sawa Group (the word sawa means “True” in Kiswahili and “Togetherness” in Arabic) to reflect the transformation of the company into a conglomerate of interrelated, family-owned construction, logistics and trading concerns.

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2015. RELOCATION

2015 also witnessed relocation of the group’s headquarters from Lilongwe in Malawi to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, in recognition of the increasing commercial significance of the wider Middle East & Africa (MEA) region.

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2015. LAUNCH OF SAWA PARK

2015 brought about the unveiling of Sawa Group’s new regional head office, Sawa Park.

A purpose built state-of-the-art facility strategically located in Lilongwe, spread over 9000 sqm, features over 450 sqm of office space, 2700 sqm of secure warehousing and 1400 sqm of staffing accommodation.

Managing Director Yasser spoke at the opening; “Today is truly a special day and an exciting time for us all. Sawa Park is a result of our growth and progress over the past few years and a indicator of our direction for the future”.

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2016 & 2017 . OUR VISION

Scheduled office openings in 2016 & 2017 will further cement Sawa Group’s position as a significant emerging player in Africa’s construction market by adding new locations in Mozambique, Angola and Zimbabwe.