Muscat: Oman Air’s uniforms will now be fully Omani. The Sultanate’s National carrier has named Al Obaidani International LLC as its official supplier of uniforms following a rigorous tender process.
The agreement for the supply of uniforms was signed at a ceremony held in Muscat recently. During the same ceremony, a new Uniform Distribution Centre was opened. Al Obaidani International LLC was founded in 2002 and has since become a leading supplier of uniforms for official government entities in Oman and a supplier of uniform-related items and accessories for airlines within the region.
The Muscat-based company is 100 per cent Omani-owned and is a subsidiary of the Al Obaidani Group, the textiles and tailoring business, which was established in the 1960s. This new facility will help to ensure easy accessibility and distribution of uniforms among its flying and ground staff. It will also help ensure the uniforms continue to reflect the high standards set by the company.
Dr. Abdulrazaq Al Raisi, executive vice president, Corporate Services and Business Development and the Chairman of the Uniform Committee for Oman Air, commented: “Oman Air is pleased to appoint Al Obaidani International as the official supplier of uniforms. The company has an outstanding record, shares Oman Air’s unwavering commitment to quality and operates using state-of-the-art equipment and fully integrated manufacturing units.”
“Further, we are proud to be supporting a leading Omani company, which is establishing a growing reputation on the international stage. This builds on Oman Air’s long-standing practice of supporting Omani businesses and entrepreneurs, and the wider Omani community, at all times. Indeed, Oman Air has contracted with a range of Omani SMEs and played a major role in the recent Oman SME Summit, which was held in Muscat.
“We are also pleased to announce the opening of our new uniform distribution centre at our Muscat headquarters. This will not only help us maintain the smart and stylish image for which our staff is renowned for, but will also increase the speed and efficiency with which our uniforms are issued.”
“As Oman Air continues its current programme of major expansion and takes on more staff, we are issuing growing numbers of flight crew and cabin crew uniforms. We look forward to the centre delivering a highly effective new service, and to developing a strong partnership with Al Obaidani International.”
Jamal Al Obaidani, chief executive officer of Al Obaidani International LLC, added: “As an Omani business, we are immensely proud to have been named as the official supplier of uniforms for our national airline, Oman Air. Our long experience, both in Oman and internationally, and our total commitment to the highest quality standards will ensure that our service supports Oman Air in its continued growth and success. On behalf of our Managing Director Rahila Al Busaidi, and all our staff, we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Oman Air’s current uniforms were unveiled in 2009 and have since been recognised as one of the most stylish in the airline sector.
Al Obaidani International LLC operates state-of-the-art equipment and fully integrated manufacturing units, and has opened multiple tailoring locations throughout Oman. It is the preferred supplier of uniforms and accessories to military and civilian organisations in Oman, including the Royal Flight and the Royal Air Force of Oman. The company works with globally renowned designers, sources fabrics from the best mills, both locally and overseas, and also represents a range of global accessory brands in Oman.