SAID SAIFAN was founded in 1939 by Said Saifan in a small shop in Tripoli, the largest city in Northern Lebanon near the Mediterranean Sea. The company has achieved an exceptional level in the world of olive oil, olive oil soap, and table olives by providing premium quality olive tree products. In 1949, driven by his passion for growing noble olive trees and the ambition to build a business that would steadily grow because of good quality products, substantial business integrity, and a solid reputation, Said Saifan registered one of the first olive oil trademarks in Lebanon and the Middle East under the name of KOURA; which is replaced later by the brand SAIFAN. In 1959, George Said Saifan, Son of Said Saifan, began the very long journey of developing SAID SAIFAN Company into what it has become today. In 2000 the third generation of Saifan family joined to run the business, carrying the same values and perseverance.
Did You Know?
SAID SAIFAN provides several products, such as: Olive Oils, a wide range of 100% natural Olive Oil Soaps, Table Olives, Pickles, Pomegranate Molasses, Carob Molasses, Orange Blossom Water, Rose Water, Apple Vinegar, Grape Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar, Thyme Premium Mix, Red Chili Paste and Honey. We are always looking for better opportunities and markets for our business to expand.
Our production facility has been equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and an in-house quality control laboratory. For us, manufacturing is a matter of delivering products with premium homemade quality ingredients well-packed and made with love.
WHAT’S THE INNOVATION OF Said Saifan?
To insure the client and the customer gets the best range of Lebanese mouneh products, we have added new products such as Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Black OlivesTapenade, Infused Olive Oil, Honey, Thyme Premium Mix, Pickled Cucumber and Wild Cucumber, Pickled Turnips, Stuffed Eggplants, Red Chili Paste, Rose Water, Orange Blossom Water, Apple Vinegar, Grape Vinegar and Balsamic Vinegar.
WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE INNOVATION?
Said Saifan SAL has received the certification for its Management System as per ISO 22000: 2018 for the production, bottling and trade of olive oil and olives from TUV NORD Egypt. As well, Said Saifan SAL has received the certification for its Management system as per Good Manufacturing Practices – GMP in line with the requirements of ISO 22716: 2007 for the following scope: Production and Packaging of Soap Bars from TUV NORD Lebanon.
Having all these certifications allowed us to improve our environmental society, spread the awareness of our quality products and be known worldwide, and to develop our new product range.
What made you think of starting the innovation
Our aim is to take substantial steps to grow our business and expand into new markets, that’s why we created our Saifan Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil to be able to integrate the mainstream markets.
Why is your innovation important? Why is there a need for such innovation?
For Saifan Big Family, manufacturing products is not only a matter of conformity with norms, regulations and standards it is a matter of delivering products with premium quality ingredients well-packed ad made with love. Selling products is not just a transaction, it is the establishment of a long-lasting business partnership based on quality, integrity and authenticity.
Who is benefitting from your innovation? What is the impact on the general community?
This breakthrough will benefit both international and domestic markets. Lebanon’s agricultural sector is facing numerous challenges, the most pressing of which is the need to boost agricultural production’s competitiveness by increasing productivity while maintaining access to international markets. After 85 years of hard work, we built a strong partnership with more than 400 farms in Lebanon’s northern region, assisting them to sustain their hard work in their lands and doing everything we can to ensure that these farms maintain their work.