Our History
& Vision Statement

MEF's Vision is to 'Be the best service provider in the region', as measured by Customer Satisfaction; Quality of Service; Financial Profitability, Growth and high standards of Health and Safety.


1993

Middle East Ship Stores was established as a sole establishment offering shipping supply services at UAE ports.


1997

Middle East Ship Stores moved its headquarters to a purpose built office and warehouse in Al Quoz Industrial Area.



1998

CONJUNCTION AGREEMENT
Middle East Ship Storesand Fuji Trading signed an Agreement of Collaboration for two years, after which time a decision would be made about continuing with a partnership. The years between 1998 and 2000 would prove to be busy and saw the company soar in greater business volume as well as opening new branches and subsidiaries.



1999

MEF opened its office in Fujairah. Seen here with Saeed Al Malik are Mr. Henry Ng, Mr. Mitsui, Mr. Miyatake, and Mr. Al Malik's uncle, Mr. Amiri.


2000

OFFICIAL JOINT VENTURE
The joint venture between Middle East Ship Stores and Fuji Trading was made official. The name of the company was officially changed to Middle East Fuji LLC. Even though the companies had been working together for two years already, the joint venture gave the new entity the ability to leverage its assets for even greater growth.


2002

Japan's Defense General, Nakatani, visited the first feet of the JMSDF in the UAE. MEF began supplying the JMSDF ships calling at UAE ports as part of the Afghan Mission in 2001.



2005

MEF established Nakilat Fuji LLC in Qatar as a joint venture with Qatar Gas Transport Company providing marine services and supplies.


2008

JOINT VENTURE WITH KHIMJI RAMDAS GROUP
Middle East Fuji Khimji Co. LLC was registered and established in Muscat, Oman. MEFK is a joint venture company between Khimji Ramdas Group in Oman and Middle East Fuji LLC in the UAE, offering services to the marine, offshore, and hospitality industries in the Sultanate of Oman.



2010

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT FORMED The independent engineering department, originally formed in 1999, was registered with a partners as a separate company in Dubai, UAE called Fuji Walco Middle East LLC. In the same year, Middle East Fuji Khimji Shipping LLC was established in Fujairah, offering marine agency and husbandry.


2015

NEW WAREHOUSE
Middle East Fuji LLC bought 4,180.64 sqm for a warehouse building in Al Quoz Industrial Area 3, behind Audi Showroom near Times Square.


2016

MEF won the first Seatrade Maritime Ship Supplier of the Year Award.MEF hosted its third MEFE Technical Seminar. The AS400 ERP system was implemented.


2017

SHIPTEK AWARD
Mr. Al Malik was awarded with the Personality of the Year Award during Shiptek 2018.


2018

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mr. Al Malik was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 at the Seatrade Maritime Awards event, sponsored by Drydocks World Dubai. He was given this prestigious award for his overall achievements and contribution to the industry over the years.


2019

MEF moved into the new office and warehouse in Al Quoz


2020

MEF has chosen SAP S/4 HANA as its new ERP system to leverage the latest technologies and intelligent automation with real time analytics to better manage the business processes with new Infrastructure and has reached a new milestone.


2021

Middle East Fuji opened its new warehouse on April 1, 2021. MEF reconstructed its old technical warehouse, which was built into a two-story technical warehouse.


2022

KOBEYa Marina Grand Opening
Gluten-free Japanese restaurant KOBEYa opens a second location in Dubai Japanese restaurant KOBEYa, which caters to customers in the UAE that are gluten free , has expanded its operations by opening a second location at Marina Gate in Dubai Marina.