Alwan for oriental sweets manufacturing and trading company was founded
in 1939 by Reshdy Alwan a 26 years old enthusiastic man.
Mr. Reshdy learnt the art of making sweets from his grandfather Mr.
Sadeq Alwan the real founder of this industry which was very limited at
that time.So he worked hard to support and expands in this field.
This led him to establish his shop in
Senjekdar an area from famous Almarjeh and the building were old at that
time, this was in 1940
Mean while he agreed to open a branch in
the United States with his brother at Atlantic Avenue St. in New York
and it remained in business till 1967.
The turnover was in 1969 where that what
called Abo Rashed Alwan company was actually running by Abo Rashed and
his two sons basher and Abdulastar.
In that period of time he was elected as a president of the sweets and
food Association in Damascus and remained so till 1981.
He worked afterwards as a guiding for
workers in the industry of sweets making and as a consultant which is
called in the local language “industry sheikh"
Abo Rashed Alwan died in 1987 and the company continued with its same
level and his children took the responsibility of administration and
development, and the company became widely known especially in the other
The administration made some renewing and
added some extra new sweets to its previous collection.
Currently the company is exporting sweets
upon order to Europe and Arabic countries and has many customers in
Lebanon, Jordon and others.And
because of being a pioneer in this industry it is announcing to its
dearest customers its holding with its slogan since it was founded which
is “honesty and firm prices"