Delegation from Majlis Ash’shura visits Octal

MUSCAT: A delegation from the Majlis Ash’shura, led by Dr Saleh bin Said Masan, Head of the Economic and Financial Committee, recently visited Octal’s state-of-the-art PET complex in the Salalah Free Zone to gain insight into the export powerhouse’s contribution to the national economy.
The members were welcomed by Octal CEO Nicholas Barakat and joined a comprehensive tour of the company’s facilities, which contributes 2 per cent of Oman’s GDP and 7.3 per cent of the Sultanate’s non-oil exports.
Representing the future of manufacturing in the Sultanate, Octal has earned a reputation as one of the largest direct employers in Salalah and a leading choice for talented Omani youth. The company has maintained a long-term commitment to providing Omani graduates with enriching opportunities to succeed and achieve their professional aspirations both in Oman as well as in Octal’s offshore facilities. Octal is the world’s largest producer of PET sheet and resin on a single site and the world’s leading clear rigid packing material supplier, producing nearly 1 million metric tons of bottle grade PET per year.
Transporting more than 50,000 containers per year from the Port of Salalah, the company exports its products to more than 80 markets around the world.
Its longlist of customers feature some of the most prestigious brands, including Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Proctor & Gamble, and Unilever.