Our vision is to be the most respected and recognized commercial explosives and drilling and blasting operator in the Middle East by offering our valued customers the best possible products and optimum service while delivering projects that consistently meet international standards.
Our mission is to expand and continually improve utilizing safe and quality practices to manufacture and deal in commercial explosives for rock blasting and carry out drilling and blasting projects that consistently meet world standards.
We strive to be the industry standard in the Middle East in service to explosives users and drilling and blasting operations and shall make every effort to exceed our customers’ expectations in quality and delivery through continuous interaction with them. We firmly believe that we can only succeed if our customers succeed and conduct our business as model corporate citizens. We shall continue to be a robust company who adapts to the ups and downs of the market so that our customers can depend on us to be with them when they need us in good times and bad.
We firmly believe in “think safety and act safely” and are steadfastly committed to safety in all fields of our operations. As a part of the world community, we shall act responsibly to protect our environment.
We shall provide a pleasant, nurturing and growth oriented work environment where our team members can achieve their potential and thrive in an atmosphere of excellence. We shall always consider the human aspect in all our dealings.
Board of Directors
1 – MR.HAYTHEM MAHMOOD ABD AL-NABI MACKI – Chairman
2 – MR. ABDULLA HUMAID AL MAMMARY – Deputy Chairman
3 – MR. BRIAN WILLIAM RITCHIE – Board Member
4 – MR. RASHID MOHAMED JUMA AL GHAILANI – Board Member
5 – MR. MICHAEL MAKIN AL AJJAZ – Board Member
6 – MS. FIDWA SALIM SAID AL FANNA AL ARAIMI – Board Member
7 – MS. MUNA NOOR RITCHIE – Board Member
We manufacture “Hajarex ANFO”, the bulk explosives used, at our large and well-equipped plant and magazine facilities at Hajar, near Muscat, called the Hajar Central Explosives Depot. We also manufacture at Hajar Central Explosives Depot “Hajarite Emulsion” explosive, a product technologically superior to slurry and other types of cartridged explosives. In addition to these two locally produced explosives, the range of products we market includes the safe and efficient non-electrical initiation system and other accessories such as detonating cord, electric detonators, detonating relays, etc. sourced from reputable manufactures in different parts of the world. We also have ANFO manufacturing and magazine facilities at Thamrait, in the South of Oman, less than 200km from the Yemeni border and at Sohar in the North of the Country, close to the UAE border. Our total installed capacity for ANFO is 30,000 tpa and 2,000 tpa for Emulsion.
Rigid safety precautions have to be observed in the handling of explosives. The products require specially fabricated containers and licensed transport for movement between the network of specially constructed stores from which sales are made under strict supervision by the Royal Oman Police. We have a major commitment in providing all these facilities, which extend over the length and breadth of the Sultanate. We have been storing and transporting explosives on behalf of almost all the oil well companies in Oman, such as Schlumberger and Baker Sand Control since they started operations in Oman. We have also stored and transported explosives of Halliburton, Baker Atlas, WesternGeco, Occidental of Oman, Gulf Stream, Vann Systems, Gearhart, etc.
The company is rightly proud of its 30 year safety record which compliments its responsible role in this important area. In December 2000, we were awarded the IS09002 certification by Bureau Veritas Quality International, the UK-based quality management system certification agency. Our Quality System has now been transferred to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.
The Company represent in Oman: Vibra-Tech Engineers of USA – suppliers of sophisticated ground vibration measuring systems and Wasag Chemie of Germany & Research Energy of USA Ohio for shot exploders and other blasting accessories. Other essential services provided by the Company include consultation on explosives store construction, fabrication and hire of explosives transit containers, hire of licensed explosives personnel , explosives training courses, vibration monitoring, etc.