INCO Engineering and Civil Contracting Company was founded during 1952 by Mr. Affan Balaban in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Balaban who had a Structural Engineering Degree from Germany, roped in Mr. Abdo Karadag, a Civil Engineer into the company during 1977. The company focused on Engineering and Design Consultancy till then. The dynamism and enthusiasm imparted by Mr. Abdo Karadag soon turned the company into a General Contractor in the field of Industrial Construction
Mr. Karadag ventured into the difficult market of Iraq and established INCO in a large way completing about 55 projects till 1990. During that period Ballestra and Mazzoni of Italy were the major clients of INCO.
Establishing in GCC
INCO was established in the Sultanate of Oman in 1994 and that marked the first step in the development of the company into an internationally acclaimed fabrication, erection and construction company. Up until the year 2000, many plants were constructed in the Sultanate like Al Ahlia detergents, Al Intaj Sulphochemicals, Oman Chemicals, Keemya Oman and Dhofar Vegetable Oils. Simultaneously, INCO made a name for itself as a professional and efficient company as they completed projects in the Civil and Mechanical fields in a very expeditious manner compared to their competitors.
In 2003, INCO received ISO 9001 certification and got accredited by ASME for pressure vessel fabrication. At present INCO holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification apart from authorization from ASME for the use of U, S, PP and R stamps for the fabrication and repair of pressure vessels, boilers and pressure piping.
Spreading to the Emirates and Beyond
In 2003, INCO established its Head Quarters in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai. The prestigious EMALAB project for the production of Linear Alkyl Benzene was carried out during this period in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The fabrication shops in Jebel Ali and Gebze/Turkey were also established during this time and in year 2007, INCO opened another workshop in Sohar to keep pace with growing demand in Oman.