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.
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.
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.
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.
ANFO PLANT ESTABLISHMENT
A new ANFO Explosives Plant was commissioned at Thumrait to cater to the increased demand in Salalah region.
EMULSION EXPLOSIVES PLANT COMMISSIONED
Commissioned Emulsion Explosive Plant to improve the quality and produce different sizes of cartridges.
HAJAR CENTRAL EXPLOSIVES PLANT UPGRADED
A new ANFO Explosives Plant was established at Hajar Central Explosives Depot, replacing the old plant.
ACQUIRED AL ANDALOS ROCK BLASTING COMPANY
Acquired 100% shares of Technical Services & Rock Blasting Company and Al Andalos Rock Blasting Company.
PROCURED 100% SHARES OF AL MUSDAQ MODERN TRADING COMPANY
Procured 100% shares of Al Musdaq Modern Trading Company to increase the market share.
ESTABLISHMENT OF CENTRAL WORKSHOP
A central workshop was established to maintain the machinery assets of the Group.
ENTERED INTO MINING AND EARTHWORKS INDUSTRY
Al Fajar Al Alamia Co. ventured into Mining and Earthworks operation.
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.