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Company history

Our History

Established in 1979, Al Fajar Al Alamia Co. S.A.O.G., previously known as Hajar Explosives Trading Co., is an Omani company with worldwide connections. It was set up in collaboration with ICI Nobel’s Explosives Company, at that time the largest industrial explosives company in the world.

1979
YEAR

THE COMPANY WAS FOUNDED

The founder, Mr. Brian W Ritchie, established 1979 Hajar Explosives Trading Co. (HETCO) and Hajar Explosives Manufacturing Co. (HEMCO) in collaboration with ICI Nobel’s Explosives Company in the Sultanate of Oman.

1987
YEAR

TECHNICAL SERVICES & ROCK BLASTING CO. (TECHROCK) ESTABLISHMENT

Founder of Hajar Explosives established Technical Services & Rock Blasting Co. (TECHROCK) to undertake drilling and blasting activities in Oman.

1997
YEAR

ESTABLISHMENT OF TDB IN UAE

Al Fajar Al Alamia Co. SAOG was formed by taking over both HETCO and HEMCO, offering shares for publicissue.

Same year, Technical Drilling & Blasting Company (TDB) was established to carryout drilling and blasting activities in the UAE.

2002
YEAR

ANFO PLANT ESTABLISHMENT

A new ANFO Explosives Plant was commissioned at Thumrait to cater to the increased demand in Salalah region.

2003
YEAR

EMULSION EXPLOSIVES PLANT COMMISSIONED

Commissioned Emulsion Explosive Plant to improve the quality and produce different sizes of cartridges.

2007
YEAR

HAJAR CENTRAL EXPLOSIVES PLANT UPGRADED

A new ANFO Explosives Plant was established at Hajar Central Explosives Depot, replacing the old plant.

2010
YEAR

ACQUIRED AL ANDALOS ROCK BLASTING COMPANY

Acquired 100% shares of Technical Services & Rock Blasting Company and Al Andalos Rock Blasting Company.

2013
YEAR

PROCURED 100% SHARES OF AL MUSDAQ MODERN TRADING COMPANY

Procured 100% shares of Al Musdaq Modern Trading Company to increase the market share.

2014
YEAR

ESTABLISHMENT OF CENTRAL WORKSHOP

A central workshop was established to maintain the machinery assets of the Group.

2015
YEAR

ENTERED INTO MINING AND EARTHWORKS INDUSTRY

Al Fajar Al Alamia Co. ventured into Mining and Earthworks operation.

2018
YEAR

ESTABLISHMENT OF GEODYNAMICS MIDEAST LLC

Geodynamics Mideast was formed in Fujairah, UAE to set up manufacturing plant and industrial explosives storage facility in Fujairah, UAE.