Muscat: Oman Oasis, the nation’s leading bottled water brand, produced and distributed by Oasis Water Company, recently received the coveted certificate of membership from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).
The Oasis Water Company plants in Rusayl, as well as the Al Muzn Water Company in Salalah, are now certified members of the IBWA.
IBWA unifies the bottled water industry and represents an uncompromising commitment to the safety and availability of bottled water worldwide. Founded in the US in 1958, IBWA's member companies include the US and international bottlers, distributors, and suppliers. The IBWA is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Oman Oasis has earned the certificate through continuous efforts in adhering and maintaining the international standards and regulations throughout its value chain at all times.
“At Oman Oasis, we take great pride in the dedication of our employees who go to great lengths to ensure that the highest standards are maintained throughout ensuing customer satisfaction. The IBWA certification is yet another testimony of our efforts,” said N. Janardhan, Chief Operating Officer, The Zubair Corporation. “The IBWA certification will boost credibility amongst retailers, consumers, and regulators and differentiate us from other brands in the market as our product bears the mark of integrity and safety. We are certain that this will help us to further expand our market share.”
Expressing his delight in receiving the certificate, N.S.S. Subramanian, Group General Manager, Oman Oasis, said, “It is indeed a great honour for us to win this prestigious certification. The IBWA mark testifies that our product complies with the most stringent national and international guidelines, and is an evidence of our commitment to quality and safety protocols.”
IBWA International members benefit from having access to scientific and technical resources as well as US-based regulatory information to help companies operate and maintain a bottled water facility. International member companies also have access to multiple promotional and networking opportunities with other bottled water professionals. IBWA works with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following stringent standards for safe, high-quality bottled water products. IBWA also requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices.
With over 25 years of dedicated service to customers, Oman Oasis commands a significant share of the local market and is the most preferred brand amongst consumers. Catering to a variety of preferences, the brand provides products in a range of convenient packages. Owing to its extensive distribution network and efficient home and office delivery systems, Oman Oasis is easily available throughout the country.
The IBWA membership comes as the fourth international product quality certification, which stands as evidence of the brand’s commitment to quality. The other international certifications are NSF International, Water Quality Association (WQA), and Asia Bottled Water Association (ABWA).