Augmenting its national outreach to all regions of the Sultanate, Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil) announced that the Company inaugurated ten new filling stations in a number of prime locations across the nation during 2010 alone, bringing the total number of its network to 122 and making it the fastest growing in the local retail industry.
With the establishment of six Ahlain convenience stores to date, the ten new strategically located multi-facility filling stations will serve an extensive number of motorists throughout Oman. The filling stations include Al Waqybah and Falaj Al Qabael in Sohar, Al Bureek in Al Khaburah, Al Reham in Bedyah, Al Suwaih in Janal, Al Aqar Twin and Al Hummaira in Shinas, Al Serh in Al Rustaq, Thamrit in Al Thamrit and Dhofar in Salalah.
Hussain Al Ishaqi, General Manager of Retail at omanoil expressed, “The opening of 10 filling stations in 2010 underscores our meticulously-planned growth strategy and commitment to serving all local communities of the Sultanate, reaching even the most remote regions and providing them with holistic and fully fledged products and services. As we expand the omanoil total convenience experience to all Wilayats and Governorates, we will continue to pioneer the local retail business and earmark additional strategic locations for 2011.”
He added, “Today, omanoil has expanded its presence in key areas of the Sultanate to proactively meet the market’s increase in fuel demand and other professional retail services in-line with the robust growth in developmental and commercial projects in both public and private sectors.”
Al Ishaqi highlighted that local residents in these areas can expect a broad and diverse service and product offering, including Quick Service Restaurants (QSR’s), car wash and LubePlus facilities, oil change and car maintenance services, reliable ATM’s in addition to a wide array of local and international convenience store amenities.
Welcoming more than 85,000 visitors every day, omanoil filling stations and convenience stores offer a broad mix of services and products twenty four-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The Company presents its services in a friendly and modern setting and continues to expand its Ahlain brand experience to ultimately cover its entire network. All stores are specially tailored to meet the needs of busy shoppers by providing a fine selection of high standard services and quality products with speedy transactions in a clean and inviting shopping environment.
At present, omanoil operates a network of 122 retail stations and 65 Ahlain convenience stores, and has been exerting commendable and visible efforts in the growing retail industry. As a customer-focused organization, omanoil strives to continuously raise the bar of quality by providing the highest standards of customer service through its Emtiyaz Unit, and by investing in professional staff training as part of its quality assurance platform. These efforts have been made in order to always empower its personnel to react promptly, respond to all necessary inquires and make informed decisions to simplify customer’s lives and the overall retail and shopping experience.