Al Hathboor General Trading - Stationery & Artists Materials Division

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Al Hathboor General Trading (AHGT) is a `one-stop-shop` for all stationery requirements at both the wholesale and retail levels. AHGT`s extensive product portfolio includes complete range of office & school stationery, desktop items, reprographics, paper products and artists` materials to name a few.

Stationery Products
AHGT supplies the fast-moving stationery products for schools and offices, which includes box files, decorative desktop staplers, highlighters, markers, writing pads, duplicate books, computer labels, filing systems for engineering drawings and school notebooks.

Artists` Materials
From fine arts to hobby craft, crayons to scholastic painting, easels to airbrushes, AHGT offers the most comprehensive range of its kind at competitive prices.

Target Market
AHGT caters to the requirements of wholesalers, retailers, corporate offices, and educational institutions across the U.A.E with its top line products imported from various parts of the world. AHGT also caters to tender business opportunities from schools, universities and government departments.

AHGT has a large showroom (in Zabeel Road, Karama, Dubai) showcasing the entire range of products and thereby, helping potential buyers and customers to have a first-hand feel of the products. AHGT also has a well-stocked warehouse in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, which ensures / facilitates prompt delivery and quick services. Sales persons manage well stocked delivery vehicles.

A snapshot of the important products has been given below.



Alteco is one of Japan’s most popular brand of paint markers that have a wide area of application in industrial field and general maintenance.

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Founded in 1935, Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label materials.

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Founded in 1961, Bantex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of office products which distributes inmore than 70 countries worldwide. Bantex internationally pursues the ISO9002 quality assurance mark, ensuring their customers receive internationally acclaimed products at best value prices.

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Founded in 1935, Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label materials.

Since 1557, Canson has been producing the world’s finest art papers from Mills, France. A wide selection of Fine Art Products ranging from Fine Art, Digital, and Craft/Hobby Papers for every level of skill. Today, Canson is dedicated to providing art students, art enthusiasts and professional artists with exceptional papers and original products. Canson papers are acid free and lignin free. They maintain rigorous control over manufacturing and materials to ensure consistency and superior performance— and to promote customer satisfaction and loyalty. With expertise gleaned over four centuries of continuous operation, and capabilities delivered by the latest technologies, Canson craftspeople produce superior quality artist papers. These papers have been relied upon by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Delacroix, and Van Gogh to enhance and preserve their work. Today, Arches®, Canson® andMi-Teintes® brands are preferred by creative consumers worldwide.

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Colart has a history that dates back to 1720s. For more than 280 years, Colart L & B has remained the reference for all colour products; it is a company whose goal has remained as the founders originally intended: to achieve perfection making products.

For artists, it is a company which constantly seeks to improve not only quality but also the range of products which span the spectrum from Fine Art and Education to Hobby and Crafts.

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Daler-Rowney is one of the finest artists’ materials producers from UK. They are pioneers in this field and have established themselves for more than 2 centuries.

Daler-Rowney has a wide range of products which include Acrylic colours, Oil Colours, Water colours, inks, Canvasses, Artist’s pastels, Mount-boards, Acrylic brushes, Oil brushes, Watercolour brushes, Easels, Canvasses, Palettes, Palette Knifes and many more for beginners as well as amateur artists. Daler-Rowney can be considered as the ultimate art resource centre for aspiring and established artists alike.

Daler-Rowney is a one brand shop for all kinds of artist’s products which are made available widely over UAE through Al Hathboor’s modern distribution network.

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Derwent brand is manufactured by UK’s first pencil factory that had its beginning as a cottage industry in 1832. Derwent has a huge variety of artists’ materials ranging from traditional to those made with highly innovative technology. Derwent products are characterized by traditional packaging and are very popular among school children, art teachers and professional artists.

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MABEF is a company born in 1948. It is, therefore, more than 64 years that MABEF produces and sells wooden articles for artists. This long presence in the market is due to the fairness that has always characterized MABEF’s offer, made up of valid products that answer, at their best, to needs of solidity, functionality and duration. Nowadays, Mabef is present in more than 40 countries around the world, bringing the “Made in Italy” style to all continents thanks to the experience, the commitment and the passion, that led Mabef to become world leader in the production of wooden articles for painters.

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Hindustan Pencils Pvt. Ltd. is the largest pencil manufacturing company in India. Established in 1958, the company mastered the art of making high quality stationery products. With the latest machinery set up, today the state-of-the-art manufacturing units daily produce 6.4 million pencils, 1.4 million sharpeners, 2.4 million erasers, 0.2 million rulers, 0.6 million ballpoint pens. Nataraj products conform to European CE EN-71 safety standards. Hindustan Pencils Pvt. Ltd. has personified quality at a competitive price. They believe in manufacturing products of high quality standards. Their mission statement: “Delighting consumers with globally recognized stationery”. The company is currently exporting its products to over 30 countries.”

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It has been the largest manufacturer and exporter of school and office stationery from India for the last 20 years. It has won the Plexconcil Award for highest export for 18 out of these 20 years. The company owes its leading position at home and worldwide to its consistent belief in quality, its wide product range for many different target groups and its well-known brandname OMEGA.

The company now offers over 200 high quality products including Office Stationery, Desktop Organizers, Document Trays, Tape Dispensers, Cutters, School Stationery, Educational Aids, Engineering and Drawing equipment. OMEGA is well equipped to meet the needs of increasingly demanding consumers for sophisticated, quality products. A continuing flow of innovative new products will ensure it continues to meet these evolving needs well into the 21st century.

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Planhorse are manufacturers of Vertical Filing system for over 34 years. The Planhorse system was first developed in 1979 and has since established markets all around the world. Today it sells in more than 60 countries through a network of 34 Distributors. The Planhorse brand is internationally accepted as a leader in the field of large document storage. Over the years updates have been made to the design and further uses for the product have been developed.

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Rapesco is one of Europe’s leading Office Products manufacturers. Founded in 1957, today millions of people rely upon their products in more than 100 countries worldwide, and in the UK more people choose certain Rapesco products, such as paper punches, than any other brand (Source MPA).The vision to provide products with a new, high level of performance and appearance is fast becoming a reality. Rapesco are delivering these 21st century lifestyle stapling machines and hole punches today with a plenitude of choice.

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Rexel has an extensive range of filing products to desk accessories and desktop tools. It is one of the largest suppliers of office products. Rexel products are created to help you achieve more through their attributed products that have added value and also their speedy delivery. The most moving products are Giant Staplers, Meteor Staplers, Punches, Stapler pins etc.

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Sakura started as a crayon company in 1921. By 1924, Sakura invented the first-ever oil pastel that combined oil and pigment and named it Cray-Pas®, a combination of the two words crayon and pastel. In 1984, Sakura surprised the pen industry with its technological breakthrough invention of the first gel-based ink. During the early 80s, Sakura’s labs identified the need for an inexpensive drafting tool that used superior pigment instead of low-grade dye inks. The breakthrough came with the discovery of how to reduce the pigment particles to submicron size so that the inks flow evenly through even the narrowest of pen nibs. Today, Pigma ink continues to be the most reliable archival quality ink in the market and is loyally used by architects, scientists, artists, cartoonists, and scrap bookers, to name a few.

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Silvine is one of the finest paper stationery producers in UK. It has the experience of producing quality products for more than a century. Exercise books, Drawing books, Secretarial shorthand books and high quality notebooks for university students are the most popular range of products under Silvine brand.

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Since its inception, SINOART has been striving to be the top supplier of fine arts products from China. A wide range of all the art materials can be found here, like easels (wooden & metal), canvases, brushes, paints, pottery & sculpture instruments, mannequins, portfolios and other accessories for art.

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Tara Materials, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells artist materials for artists in the United States and internationally. It offers canvases, including machine primed and hand primed canvases UV canvases, litho canvases, archival canvas boards, and canvas pads. The company also provides various accessories, such as canvas pliers, mounting boards, canvas stretching machines, print canvas products, inkjet canvas sheets etc. In addition, it offers manufacturing, distribution, and stretching services for original equipment manufacturers, publishers, and designers. It offers its products through retailers. Tara Materials, Inc. was incorporated in 1966 and is based in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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Artist’s & Stationery products

Postal Address: P.O. Box 6972, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: +971-4-6085555, 2821124

Mr. Pankaj Menon
Senior General Manager
Mr. Naresh Bhatia
Senior Division Manager

Secretary Tel: 04-6085566


Mr. Ronnie Carvalho
Senior Chief Accountant
Tel: 04-6085545

For Sales Enquiries

Warehouse & Sales – Dubai

Mr. Vijay Kumar
Warehouse incharge
Tel.: +971-4-2865965
Fax: +971-4-2865986

Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim (U.A.E)
Key Account Manager
Mobile: +971-50-3447912

Mr. B.Tiwari
Sales Coordinator (Artist’s products)
Mobile: +971-050-5030676

Warehouse & Sales – Abu dhabi

Mr. Siju Thomas
Tel.: +971-2-5516345
Fax: +971-2-5516346

Mr. Mohamed Sheriff
Abu dhabi incharge
Mobile: +971-050-3447921

Art & Stationery Showroom
Zabeel Road – Dubai

Mr.Umesh Sharma
Showroom In charge (Artist’s products)
Mobile: +971-50-9537191
Tel.: +971-4-3373364
Fax: +971-4-3346173

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