Category: Manufacturing

Sohar Free Zone receives UK awards

In its annual search for the world’s best free zones, the jury from fDi Magazine, part of the UK’s Financial Times group, has awarded Oman’s SOHAR Freezone in two ‘2015 Free Zone of the Year’ categories: with one commendation for ‘Ease of Access’ and another for ‘Infrastructure Improvements’.

GCC should focus on increasing refining capacity

Over the past decade, many countries in the region have announced ambitious plans to increase their refining capacity. If implemented, these projects could turn the region into a leading hub for exports of refined products, competing not only in the crude market, but also in the more specialized products markets.

Truck production - MAN plant in Munich
Lkw-Produktion im MAN Werk München
Truck production - MAN plant in Munich
MAN Awarded for Sustainability

MAN has again been included as one of the most sustainable companies in the world’s leading sustainability ranking in 2015. In this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the sustainability rating agency RobecoSAM again ranked the Company in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices.


NAPCO has implemented policy amendments and many more changes to spur its corporate goals, says Sayyid Wasfi, Chairman, in an interview to Oommen John P. What were the major challenges NAPCO was facing when you assumed the chairmanship? I was voted to the chairmanship by the board in 2014, having served as a board member […]


National Aluminium Products Company’s mission is to be among the top five extrusion companies in the GCC by 2016. The company intends to double its aluminium production capacity and quadruple the capacity in powder coating, says Robert Holtkamp, CEO, in an interview with Oommen John P.

In cruise control

Mustafa Ahmed Salman, CEO of United Securities is confident about the Muscat Securities Market’s potential to yield high returns in FY2014.

Perseverance pays

Ahmed Tufail, KPMG’s first Omani Partner speaks to OER about the qualities that have enabled him achieve professional excellence.

Data is the headline for telcos

The mobile phone, which has become much more than a ubiquitous part of your life, has changed the telecommunications industry landscape inside out and raised the bar for the way network operators and providers have to operate.