Our History

ECORE group was formed when Maskem Gulf, Maskem Egypt and Maskem IPG, three leading distribution companies of specialty chemicals in the Middle East and Africa region since 2005, were merged upon the acquisition of their majority shares by KLSC in December 2013. Since then, the group has witnessed remarkable growth in all spheres of its operations across geographies.

Managed by experienced professionals with more than three decades of successful track record in the Middle East and Africa Region, ECORE was conceived as a ‘one-stop shop’ for specialty ingredients, with a detailed and comprehensive product portfolio. The group serves a gamut of sectors ranging from food to pharmaceuticals in the fast-growing mar-kets of the region.

In addition to expanding its portfolio of principals and products, the move enabled ECORE to grow its operations in the region and strengthen its team, thereby positioning itself to offer efficient and cost effective services through upgraded logistics solutions.

Backed by a legacy of almost three decades in the field, the group has a network of more than 45 reputed international chemical ingredient manufacturers who cater to the needs of diverse industries. Additionally, state-of-the-art regional sales facilities, strategically located warehousing facilities and a comprehensive network of sub-providers in secondary and tertiary markets allow ECORE to meet and exceed expectations of the region’s specialty ingredients sector.

Today, ECORE is perfectly poised to lead the specialty ingredients distribution sector, ef-fectively bridging the gap between reliable international manufacturers and customers in local markets.


  • To lead the Middle East and Africa region’s specialty ingredients sector.
  • To be the vital linkage between international manufacturers and the local markets they aim to serve.
  • To ensure added value to our internal and external stakeholders through good business ethics and professional practices.


  • To meet and exceed customer expectations in terms of the quality of goods and services provided.
  • To build and sustain mutually beneficial long-term collaborations with principals and customers.
  • To ensure a secure and rewarding work environment for employees.

Our People

At ECORE, we consider people as our prime asset. Led by a senior management team with more than 28 years of unparalleled experience in the specialty ingredients industry, we are well positioned to provide best in class services to both principals and customers in local markets. Our collective expertise in handling specialty ingredients also ensures that we maintain uncompromising standards in terms of the quality of ingredients we supply.

Our Partners

The Kuwait Investment Authority’s mission is to achieve a long term investment return on the financial reserves entrusted by the State of Kuwait to the Kuwait Investment Authority, providing an alternative to oil reserves,

The National Technology Enterprises Company (NTEC) was established back in November of 2002 and operational in late 2004, by the Kuwait Council of Ministers as a fully owned subsidiary of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA).

Kuwait Life Sciences (KLSC) was established in 2010, with a paid up capital of 15 million Kuwait Dinars (KD) which is equivalent to approximately $53 million US Dollars.

TouGas Oilfield Solutions is a technology company developing and commercializing chemistry based solutions for its customers in the global O&G industry.