November 21, 2016

Muscat: Jotun Paints in Oman can now produce double its capacity with the inauguration of new state-of-the-art facility in Rusayl Industrial Estate to mark 30 years of operations in the Sultanate.

The new factory is built over an area of 60,000 square metres and has a production capacity of 50 million litres of paint per annum. The facility will have a lower carbon footprint and contribute to greater energy savings.

According to Odd Gleditsch, chairman of Jotun Board in Norway, this capacity will fulfill market demands for the next 15 years. “Our new facility will cater to consumer demand for hopefully the next 15 years,” he said.

The facility is equipped with multiple departments such as production, warehouse and administrative offices and will emit less VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions due to reduced use of hazardous emissions during construction.

“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.

Bjorn Skjelby, general manager of Jotun Paints Oman, said that Jotun is enjoying a high demand in the market and expect to do more in the coming years in Oman. “We have grown from only one million litres of paints 30 years ago to 50 million with this new capacity. The demand for Jotun has been increasing over the past years and we have 200 shops in Oman that supply our products,” he said.

Over the last 30 years, Jotun Paints Oman has made a remarkable contribution in developing infrastructure in Oman painting iconic buildings such as Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Grand Hyatt Muscat, Millennium Resort Musannah, Salalah Rotana Resort, Sifawy Boutique Hotel at Jebel Sifah, Al MoujMuscat, Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club.

© Times of Oman 2016