Octal Supports Nationwide Covid-19 Relief Efforts
Continuing to mobilize for the sake of the community, Salalah-based PET packaging manufacturer, OCTAL, has announced its latest round of relief efforts for Oman’s Ministry of Health as it combats the current wave of COVID-19. Donating vital medical equipment to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, as part of a series of contributions the company has made since the beginning of the pandemic, OCTAL continues to explore ways to add value to the country that extend beyond manufacturing.
Since March 2020, OCTAL has donated to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Fund, sponsored the purchasing of medical equipment, and utilized its state-of-the-art facility in Salalah to provide key raw material free for medical face shields to meet the requirements of the health sector in addition to manufacturing hand sanitizer for free company-wide distribution. The company has also extended its support to various charitable initiatives focused on the young generation of Omanis, including purchasing laptops for students at Omani Bahjah Orphan Society, sponsoring a youth leadership programme in collaboration with Creative People Solutions, and purchasing security cameras and outdoor shades for government schools.
OCTAL’s Director of Government Affairs Eng. Ahmed Al Najjar said, “The pandemic continues to impact us all, and, as part of OCTAL’s ongoing commitment to the community, we are directing our efforts towards fighting it wherever and however possible, whether financially, by re-directing our resources, or simply by ensuring that our 600-strong staff force continue to work safely. OCTAL has always been committed to creating value to Oman and the rest of the world, and that is more important now than ever. We know that by facing these circumstances together, we will help our country overcome this unprecedented situation.”
As the nation continues to combat the various impacts of the pandemic, OCTAL has not only pledged its support for the community, but has maintained its operations with the health, safety and security of its employees as its highest priority. Meanwhile, it continuously adapts to mitigate any potential impacts of the pandemic, ensuring that, as the only PET manufacturer in Oman, it is able to contribute to food security and produce best-in-class food and beverage packaging solutions to meet global requirements now, and into the future.
OCTAL is the world's largest producer of PET sheet and resin on a single site and the world's leading clear rigid packing material supplier, producing nearly 1 million metric tons of bottle grade PET and DPET™ sheet per year. Our large-scale production facilities, innovative products and global reach are enhancing the performance of our customers around the world by converting from PVC, polystyrene and PP to our fully-recyclable and economically-efficient DPET™ solutions.