As part of its aggressive expansion plan to increase its presence in the Sultanate, Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil) opened 12 filling stations, 8 ahlain convenience stores and 2 car care centers this year, with plans to continue adding to its rising retail footprint in 2015.
On the occasion of the 44th National Day, omanoil celebrated with the nation by opening four filling stations at precisely 4.44pm in Mahoot Al-Maderah, Bahla Khumilah, Salalah Industrial and on Sur Road. Earlier this year, the company opened its first filling station in Duqm and together, these new outlets in emerging residential and industrial areas bring the total number of filling stations to 162. Today, the company’s portfolio also encompasses 88 ahlain convenience stores and 17 car care centers.
“We designed our expansion plan to reach the country’s rising population in all corners of the Sultanate, and offer consistently excellent and convenient one stop shopping experiences,” said Hussain bait Ishaq, omanoil’s General Manager of Retail, Fuel Cards and Regional Offices. “We are strategic in selecting locations in tandem with infrastructure development plans and have aligned our ambitions to grow hand-in-hand with Oman.”
He added, “We are a proud Omani company and hope to drive the country’s progress as well as our own by looking at the bigger picture. As our presence increases, so does our In Country Value contribution, be it through vast employment opportunities for Omanis or creating business prospects for local Small and Medium Enterprises to operate our car care centers. Looking to the future, we will continue contributing to the nation’s economic and social advancements while upholding business performance of the highest standards.”
Since its establishment in 2003, omanoil’s retail business unit has achieved a double digit increase in sales volume and a two-fold increase in the number of filling stations. The company is confidently maintaining its growth engine status to establish a stronghold presence across the country.