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Jotun Paints inaugurates new factory in Oman

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Jotun Paints has inaugurated its new factory in Oman. Built over an area of 60,000 square meters, it has a production capacity of 50 million litres of paint per year and is equipped to fulfill market needs for the next 15 to 20 years.

Jotun Paints Oman's new factory in Rusayl Industrial Estate outside Muscat. Source: Jotun Paints

Jotun Paints Oman's new factory in Rusayl Industrial Estate outside Muscat. Source: Jotun Paints

The state-of-the art facility in Rusayl Industrial Estate, which will house multiple departments such as production, warehouse and administrative offices, has been constructed in compliance with the highest HSE standards and in accordance with Jotun’s environment-friendly policy ‘Green Steps’. Designed to emit less VOC emissions due to the reduced use of hazardous materials during construction, the facility will have a low carbon footprint and contributes to greater energy savings.  

Developing into a diversified economy

"The opening of our newest and technologically advanced factory in Oman reflects our commitment to the country’s ambition to develop into a diversified economy with increased investments and focus in the manufacturing sector,” said Anwar Ali Sultan, Chairman of Jotun Paints Oman. "Equipped with the latest technology to improve output and enhance the production processes, we are excited to see Jotun expanding its reach across the Sultanate and look forward to continue leading the industry with our innovative lines of products and solutions.” 

New chapter and huge step

Commenting on Jotun’s 30 years of business in Oman and the opening of the new facility, Bjorn Skjelby, General Manager of Jotun Paints Oman said,” Today we embark on a new chapter and a huge step to an even brighter future. Our production capacity has steadily increased over three decades from 1 million liters in 1985 to over 25 million liters in 2014. It is the determined support of each and every member of our team that has contributed in making Jotun the most preferred choice of environment-friendly paint manufacturer both locally and regionally.” 

Strong position in protective and marine projects

Over a period of 30 years, Jotun Paints has continuously invested in people, manufacturing capacity and product development to meet the increasing needs of environment-friendly and high quality paint solutions. Today Jotun Paints has a nationwide dealer distribution with more than 200 shops, and a strong position in decorative, protective and marine projects. Jotun’s production capacity has gradually increased from 1 million litres in 1985 to 25 million litres in 2014. 

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