DAL Dairy imports 1,000 Holstein/Friesian dairy cows from Australia. Also,DAL Motors is awarded the Mercedes-Benz franchise and KIA franchise.
Sayga Flour Mills is established as Sudan’s first large scale, high quality flour mills, with flour sold to bakers across Sudan. Then, DAL Medical is established. Later, Sudanese Liquid Air (SLA) -the producer and distributor of medical and industrial gases- joins the group
The individual companies are consolidated under the ‘DAL Group’. Also,The group is awarded the contract to become the sole bottler and distributor for the Coca-Cola Company brands (Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta) in Sudan, and DAL Food industries (DFI) is established.
DAL Motors is founded as a natural extension of the company’s engineering activities and is awarded the exclusive Mitsubishi dealership for Sudan
DAL Agriculture, which provides agricultural contracting services, is established. Then, as the group starts to grow, DAL Property Development is established to provide architectural design, construction and facilities maintenance services.
SUTRAC and Sayer & Colley are both nationalized. Then returned to full private ownership. Mr. Osama Daoud Abdellatif also changes the name of the company from Sayer & Colley to DAL Engineering (after the initials of his father).
Caterpillar transferred the dealership to to Mr. Daoud Abdellatif and his newly created Sudanese tractors Company (SUTRAC).
Sayer & Colley was founded by two British businessmen. The company specialises in trading engineering products, such as bearings and belts, and is later awarded the Caterpillar dealership for Sudan.