Generation after generation… Experiences accumulate… And ideas continuously rejuvenate
RAYES… A historical story which started with firm commerce, catching its breath of life from the heart of the Silk Road; in the legendary ancient city of Aleppo, which represents the origin of Syrian commerce and industry. And towards the year 1941, where ideas took form starting from the trade of silk and cotton fabrics to their production locally, in spite of all the challenges of the time facing such a leap of change. Challenges such as traditional industrial methods and shortage of raw material.
Still, against all odds, with the help of God and a strong will and dedication, a leap of change was achieved by our successful results which exceeded expectations. Since then, we have taken some steps of glory in the world of style and taste.
During what mounts up to 80 years of development and accumulative experience, we have given special attention to continuous creativity by gathering the best experts of creative designers and adequate artists to meet the levels of style and modernism expected by our clients. In order to reap, hand in hand, the highest levels of uniqueness and success.
A special year in our industrial and commercial history. In it, our vision expanded, granting us entrance into the world of textile manufacturing which was realized through the establishment of our (then) manual textile factory.
All of the above was accomplished in the oldest inhabited city in history, Aleppo; Syria’s commercial and industrial capital.
This year came with an industrial revolution which transformed the world of industry from the use of manual machines to electrical machines.
In 1952, we modified our factory totally and made it compatible with the reality of the modern industrial age, which added to our productive force and doubled the trust of our customers in realizing better results of taste and creativity.
In order to meet our increasing demand, this year came with the need to increase our capacity through the expansion of our factory which was planned and executed with detailed attention to the future challenges which awaited it.
The year of development and elegance symbolized by the addition of the most recent Jacquard producing machines (of the day) in the world, which have helped us leave our mark and cultivate our experience concerning our products in a way that was noticed by our clients and increased their trust and interest.
The time of specialization. A specialization in an interest from the world of textile had to be acquired; our successful choice was that of curtains and upholstery fabrics.
It’s the most difficult and delicate in the world of textile for its responsibility in directing the compass of style and taste according to what appropriates with the continuously changing vision of the age. In spite of its difficulty, it’s the most enjoyable and intriguing.
Marked the beginning of our activity abroad through the visitations of international fairs in Frankfurt, Istanbul and Shanghai. It also marked the commencement of wholesale deals from the factory to clients. As such was our starting point in Saudi Arabia and other Arabic countries, which helped us draw a futuristic whole view divided into a gradual plan corresponding with our ambitions.
Marked the opening of our Jeddah branch and consequently the beginning of our branching out. This branch provided wholesale sales, as well.
We established a main warehouse which had a short proximity to Jeddah’s branch and to the wholesale customers in Jeddah in order to provide better accessibility to our goods for them.
Increased our strength and reestablished our existence in the Gulf market in general, and the Saudi market especially. By doing so, expanding our vision and entering the depth of the Gulf market.
Marked the opening of our Cairo branch after the transportation of our factory in Syria and the beginning of production and sale there, plus the confirmation of our basis in the ancient land and the strategic portal to Africa and the Arab Maghreb Union; Egypt.
Marked the opening of our Istanbul branch. The decision to enter Europe through its great portal, Turkey, was a quantum leap. A daring one too, for Turkey is an ancient industrial and commercial nation.
Everything considered, our dependence on God and our trust that our history and cumulative experience is worthy of the challenge.
Marked the opening of our Moscow branch. Our reaching the pumping Russian heart has increased our grit and determination to move forward because our existence in the Russian market means that we are in the middle of the action; where international companies and challenges are.