Areej Vegetable Oils and Derivatives S.A.O.G (AVOD) recently received an award for the highest ‘Omanisation’ in the Rusayl industrial area from Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE).
With 56% Omanisation, AVOD was recognized for its exceptional track record and achievements in the recruitment and training of Omanis at all levels in the company.
Salem Al Bortmany, Executive Director, AVOD, exclaims with joy and pride: “We at AVOD are honoured to receive this prestigious award and are much pleased that our efforts towards Omanisation have been recognized. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has called on the private sector to increase its Omanisation initiatives and our constant and consistent endeavour has been to fulfil His Majesty’s vision”.
Continuing in the same vein he says: “We strongly believe that Omanisation does not stop at merely employing the Omani staff, but also lies in regularly training and upgrading their skills. The success of a company and the quality of a product or a technology depends on the people behind it. At AVOD, it is the personal responsibility of every employee to ensure quality and purity, customer satisfaction, maintenance of effective quality management systems and compliance with customer and regulatory requirements. Therefore, we always strive to utilize the creative potential of our Human Resources, motivate them to perform better both individually and as a team to accomplish our goals”.
AVOD is amongst the 20 largest public limited companies in the country. Areej Vegetable Oils enjoys a substantial market share in Oman and its current exports are 70% of the total business. It has a modern hygienic plant and manufactures and markets top quality cooking oils, ghee, margarine, specialty fats, mayonnaise and butter products. The Company’s leading brands Minara, Sohar, Khafeef, Jabal Akhdar, Muscat Margarine and the recently launched Areej cooking oil are trusted names in every Omani household.