OMCO launches operations in Saudi Arabia

April 08, 2019

Underlining its commitment to create an unparallel chain of service hubs that provide more than refuelling, Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) officially opened its state-of-the-art service station, ‘Lamaa’, in Dammam on Monday. 

Abdul Hakim bin Hamad al Ammar al Khalidi, chairman of the board of Asharqia Chamber was the guest of honour at the event, which also witnessed the launch of OOMCO’s brand identity in the kingdom.

Eng Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al Humaidan, assistant undersecretary in technical affairs at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in Saudi Arabia was also present at the ceremony and joined by H E Sayyid Dr Ahmed bin Hilal al Busaidi, Oman’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a press release said.

Introducing OOMCO’s customers in Saudi Arabia to a new forecourt experience, the 40,000sqm one-stop-shop service station features an exciting range of on-the-go shopping, and food and beverage offerings, in addition to fuelling services. The mega facility comprises a car care centre, a large convenience store, three restaurants and cafés, eight retail shops and a mosque.

Speaking during the event, Mulham bin Bashir al Jarf, chairman of OOMCO, said, “With our ambitious long-term strategy, we have been exploring new avenues to expand our market footprint globally. The launch of our brand identity in Saudi Arabia and our advanced service station in Dammam represents a major step towards achieving our goals. Oman Oil Marketing Company’s roadmap for its future hinges not only on the expansion of market presence, but also the diversification of revenue streams. We are embarking on an exciting journey that will only flourish if done with a mutual understanding that benefits our two nations and are complementary and mutually reinforcing.”

Eng Humaidan said, “The launch of Oman Oil Marketing Company’s service station in Dammam is closely aligned with the objectives of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 blueprint. We look forward to working with OOMCO to explore more opportunities that will strengthen our economies.”

David Kalife, chief executive officer of Oman Oil Marketing Company, said, “We are excited to have our first venture outside Oman here in Saudi Arabia. With customers being the linchpin of our success, we have always sought to address their evolving needs with our pioneering products and services. The launch of our service station in Dammam demonstrates our unrelenting commitment to sustain this vision. Offering an integrated hub of services, ‘Lamaa’ will continue to offer convenient and flexible shopping experiences, while catering to our customers’ refuelling and car care needs.”