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Twintec reports record year in Oman

Industrial concrete flooring specialist Twintec is reporting its most successful year of trade in Oman after posting a 40 percent sales surge in 2016.

The Belgium-based firm, which first started trading in Oman 2011, has secured orders to design and construct 195,900 square metres of large panel ‘jointless’ steel-fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) floor slabs to date in the Sultanate this year compared to 138,874 square metres of the same product in 2015.

Between 2011 and 2014 it supplied just 59,900 square metres of concrete flooring to Oman.

Twintec technical and commercial director Tom Menary, who leads the firm’s operations in Oman, said the Sultanate is a key target market within the MENA region after successfully delivering 16 projects in the last five years.

In total Twintec has now designed and constructed 800,000 square metres of large panel ‘jointless’ SFRC industrial flooring to the Middle East region, excluding Saudi Arabia.

“Twintec is experiencing strong growth in Oman and the broader Middle East because our offering is entirely unique to the market,” said Mr Menary. “We take total responsibility. This includes world-class design, research and technology built up over many years, along with highly skilled engineers and workers carrying out design and construction, backed up by rigorous quality control and insurance policies. This comprehensive service package goes way beyond regular industry standards. Put simply no-one else does what we do.”

“Our target markets are broad including warehouses, manufacturing sites, exhibition halls, cold stores, distribution centres for the likes of supermarkets, as well as structural raft foundations,” said Mr Menary.

“However, key to our success is the close working agreements we have on the ground in Oman where we work alongside the Aflag Group under the leadership of Sheik Khalid Al Khalili. The group’s broad base of business activities has its origins in real estate development and its associated commercial and construction sectors. This relationship has been pivotal in helping us enter the market, generate leads and raise greater brand awareness.”

Belgium-headquartered Twintec developed a strong presence in the Middle East after securing its first major contract in Saudi Arabia in 2007. It now has representation across the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman with a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia.

Dubai-based Twintec Middle East business development director Ruth Waugh said Twintec is looking to work with more end users and consulting engineers. She said Twintec’s vision is to provide a ‘total offer’ concept worldwide with a personal service.

With a global turnover of around EUR 200mn ($217mn), Twintec produces more than six-million square metres of industrial flooring slabs worldwide each year.

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