Areej Vegetable Oils and Derivatives (AVOD) S.A.O.G won the AIWA award for Excellence in Export Performance at the ceremony held recently at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort.
Every year, AIWA felicitates top performing corporates in Oman based on a highly qualitative performance survey done in a transparent manner as per the best international standards.
Over the last three decades, AVOD has achieved exceptional export performance in the country with the Company’s exports accounting for nearly 75% of its total annual production. AVOD exports its products to more than 30 countries and is striving for further expansion.
It has established its roots across continents from Canada in the North to New Zealand in the South and USA in the West to Uzbekistan in the East.
The strategic location of the factory at the Rusayl Industrial Estate helps AVOD products reach international markets in the shortest possible time.
Moreover, multinational corporations such as HEINZ, KRAFT Food International and UNILEVER choose AVOD’s state-of-the-art technology, high standard quality and location to source their requirements for the Gulf, Middle East and North Africa region.
Says Mr. Ajay Suri, Managing Director, HEINZ: “We are very proud of our partnership with AVOD that enables us to manufacture Heinz mayonnaise bottles using AVOD’s innovative technology in this part of the world. We want to congratulate AVOD for this top recognition which they rightfully deserve for their credibility and performance”.
Mr. Salem Al Bortmany, Executive Director, AVOD, is happy: “We are delighted to receive this award for exceptional performance in the export sector as it is a recognition of our contribution to our country. At AVOD, our constant endeavour has been to make Omani products highly popular in the international markets. We are thankful to AIWA for this top honour”.
AVOD is amongst the 20 largest public limited companies in the country. Areej Vegetable Oils enjoys a substantial market share in Oman and its current exports are 70% of the total business. It has a modern hygienic plant and manufactures and markets top quality cooking oils, ghee, margarine, specialty fats, mayonnaise and butter products. The Company’s leading brands are Minara, Sohar, Khafeef, Jabal Akhdar, Muscat Margarine and the recently launched Areej cooking oil.