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Gulfood Exhibition:

It is an international exhibition conducted in Dubai every February at World Trade Center for 4 or 5 days.

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Oman Pavilion:

The Pavilion which includes Omani Companies to promote the National Foods Products to the world. It is organized by Public Establishment and Industrial Estate (PEIE).

Objectives of PEIE:

1)       Promoting the national products and industries to the foreign Companies.

2)       Promoting the Quality of the National Products and industries.

3)       Highlight the abundance of  National Products and industries.

Objectives of Salalah Macaroni Co :

1)       Supporting the National Products Exhibition.

2)       Meeting with the distributors in this Global Show.

3)       Identify the market of Dubai.

4)       Increasing the Company's Exports .

Salalah Macaroni Participations in Gulfood >> 5 Years

Building the Stall

Inauguration Of Gulood 2014

Gulfood 2014 was inaugurated on Sunday 23rd of February 2014 by H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry, in the presence of H.E Helal AlMarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Director General, Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), country ministers, ambassadors and dignitaries from around the world, highlighting the importance and stature of the world's biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show.

Business Discussions

Discussions with the Organisers to increase the Space of Omani Pavilion 2015!!!

Oman Pavilion

See you Next Year at Gulfood 2015

Salalah Macaroni… The best private sector association of 2014

Salalah Macaroni was awarded the best private sector association of 2014 at Al Roya Economic Awards ceremony held at Muscat in February 2014. Mr. Bakhit Fadhil the HR Manager received the award reaffirming the vital importance of Al Roya contest in enabling a competitive atmosphere in the region and he assured that such recognition will give a space for more development in company's future.


SALALAH MACARONI Co SAOC., in collaboration with its parent company SALALAH MILLS Co. SAOG., is committed to improve the standard working conditions of its people at all times. Considering the fact that there is no immediate medical facility available in RAYSUT INDUSTRIAL AREA, the management decided to provide the services of a medical doctor and nursing care to the needy workforce. This medical facility complies with the requirements of the MINISTRY OF HEALTH; SULTANATE OF OMAN and is duly approved to function by the competent authorities. The clinic was opened auspiciously by the HR Manager Mr. Bakhit Fadhel in presence of Mr. Masoud Al Amri and Mr. Alwi Salim Baomar, the Administration Managers of SALALAH MILLS & SALALAH MACARONI respectively. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Amanullah of LIFELINE HOSPITAL who are in contract to provide this medical service. All the management team members along with Ms. Ibtihaj Ismael, the HR In charge witnessed the opening ceremony and conveyed their best wishes to the workforce of both the companies and prayed for the well-being of one and all.


Omani Products Exhibition

17-20 November 2013

Doha Exhibition Centre-Qatar

Omani Products Exhibition:

The Exhibition which promote all national products to the other markets for increasing the exports of Oman. This exhibition has started on Riyadh-KSA last December 2012 and Salalah Macaroni was participated on it. This year it was in Doha-Qatar to build a strong base in this city which will be one of the most important market in the middle east from now till 2022 (World Cup Competition). This Exhibition will held each year in the city which gain maximum votes from the exhibitors and Organizers.

Objectives of the Exhibition:

1)       Promoting the national products and industries to the foreign Companies.

2)       Promoting the Quality of the National Products and industries.

3)       Highlight the abundance of  National Products and industries.

Objectives of Salalah Macaroni Co :

1)       Supporting the National Products Exhibition.

2)       Meeting with the distributor in Qatar.

3)       Identify the market of Qatar.

4)       Increasing the Company's Exports .

Inauguration of the Exhibition:

Under supervision of HE Mr. Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Qatar, the Exhibition was started on 17th of November 2013 with participating of HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce HE Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association and Mr. Mohammed bin Tawar Al Kuwari, Vice Chairman of Qatar Chamber and from Omani side HE Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and a group of senior officials from both the public and private sectors.

Salalah International Fair of the Industries

October 06 thru October 10, 2013; Crowne Plaza Resort, Salalah : His Excellency Dr. Rashid bin Al Saafi Al Horaibi, the Chairman, Tender Board, formally declared open, the Salalah International Fair of the industries, the first of its kind to be held in Dhofar. The aim was to the introduce and define the local industries in the Sultanate and those globally and enhance their marketing efforts to need the requirement of the manufacturers and the consumers as well.

This was an excellent chance to deliver a broad picture in practical about the industries lying outside the Sultanate , to facilitate the exchange of expertize, opinion and suggestions to back the industrial sector in the Sultanate. This is an effort to offer leverage for the Omani economy , provide opportunities for companies, both small and medium sector to seek benefit of expanding new horizons globally. This exposure will be a benefit for the development of business plans and productivity of Omani companies in the long term basis.

Honorable members of the State Council, Excellency members of the Shura Council, members of the municipal council, Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a range of investors, entrepreneurs and business owners, were present along with those having a fancy for the industrial sector.

Salalah Macaroni; a leading participant at
Salalah International Exhibition for Industries

Bakhit bin Hamid Fadel, Manager, Human Resources at Salalah Macaroni Co SAOC; the largest Manufacturer of dry Pasta in ARAB-ASIA REGION was elated to be a participant in this first of it’s kind International Exhibition. He mentions that this is an important step taken by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry to amalgamate the global with the Omani expertize in the industrial sector.

The fact that this event has attracted a range of industries nationally and internationally, proves that this is a vital platform to collaborate, coordinate and exchange innovative ideas of promoting the products on global as well as local marketplace, says Mr. Bakhit Fadhel.

He further adds that such initiatives should be a regular feature because they will help Omani companies to exchange creative ideas to cope up with the boom in technology witnessed universally. Such exhibitions are needed to stimulate the chances and help the local consumers to make an informed decision in choosing the locally manufactured products which maintain high international standards thus promoting choice and quality recognition.

Salalah Macaroni in Oman foods and Hospitality Exhibition

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for Administrative and Financial Affairs and areas HE Ahmed Bin Suleiman Al Maimani emphasized that the manufacture of food is an effective contribution in raising the indicators of trade and tourism. Pointing out to the sectors of trade and tourism, he said that they will contribute to the year 2020, 26% of the GDP, noting that the tourism sector still needs a lot of efforts, including exhibitions.

This ideas were delivered post opening of the Food and Hospitality Expo 2013, organized by Oman Expo center at Oman International Exhibition, from 2 to 4 September 2013.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry for Administrative and Financial Affairs and areas HE Ahmed Al Maimani emphasized that the exhibition is characterized by a lot of creations large and medium, as they have the willingness and cooperation to open branches in the Sultanate, pointing out that the theme of the food sector and hospitality is very important in the sectors of trade, tourism and industry, stressing that the presence of this number of companies will strengthen the industry as well as matters relating to tourism and commercial side.

Participation at Oman International Foods Forum 2013
Oman Exhibition Center-Muscat
May 14th to 16th 2013

Arranging the stall of Salalah Macaroni @ Oman International Exhibition Center.

His Excellency Dr. Fouad bin Jaafar Alsajoine, (Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries) Oman International Forum of Food Tuesday morning, 14 May 2013 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in the presence of the Senegalese ambassador to the Sultanate and a number of business professionals from some Islamic countries.

Mr. Ahmed AL Dhahab (Director of Salalah Macaroni Co & CEO of Salalah Mills Co) in discussion with His Excellency Dr. Fouad bin Jaafar Alsajoine, (Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries) about the achievements and mile stones of Salalah Macaroni Co SAOC.

Mr. Rehan Raina (Marketing Manager) of Salalah Macaroni Co, in dictions with serious business people from West Africa to increase the Global Market of the company.

In the exhibition we got a chance of cooking test by professional chiefs, Chief Issa AL lakmi from Oman& chef Stefano from Italy. The customers from West Africa are satisfied about taste of our pasta.

Mr. Bakhit Hamid Fadhil Manager, Human Resources

Dear Macronites & Patrons,

It is with immense delight that we welcome Mr. Bakhit Hamid Fadhil as Manager, Human Resources. We are further gratified that he has chosen to accept our offer. This is the initiation of a shared advantageous involvement of SALALAH MACARONI Co SAOC with him.

Mr. Bakhit Hamid Fadhil brings along with him a holistic experience of working with a renowned bank in the region. During his tenure he has been exposed to a diverse workforce belonging to a range of caste, creed, custom, tradition, culture, and nationalities. This is his strength what makes him a good man management personnel with a lot of empathy and respect for the people, we encourage him to take advantage of our diversified human resource improve their skills in the related areas. If anyone of you decide to take his support for resolving any of your problems , please feel free to call upon him in his office and he will most happy to be of any service to you.

Once again, welcome Mr. Bakhit Hamid Fadhil as Manager, Human Resources; SALALAH MACARONI Co SAOC.

Kind regards,

Rehan Raina
B.Sc. D. Pharm. MBA. DBA (Action Research Scholar)
University of Liverpool, UK .
Marketing Manager

iscussion on the development of local marketing and external marketing

Discussion among the members of the Governing Council for Salalah Macaroni on the development of local marketing and external marketing . the picture shows members of the Board From left: Sheikh Ahmed bin Alawi al thahb Member of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Salalah Mills, Yahiya Bagrash, board member and agent in Yemen, Dr. Saied Abdullah board member and the chairman of the Horn of Africa Company. In addition to E. Mohamed Zaidan General Manager of Salalah Macaroni Company, Mr. Rehan Raina Quality and marketing manager of Salalah Macaroni. The meeting included a detailed overview of all current conditions and future vision of the company and expansion plan and the search for new markets to increase revenues for the company to achieve its objectives.

Director-General spoke about the quality of the company's products to the Minister of Trade and Industry of Yemen

During the visit of the Minister of Trade and Industry of Yemen to the company, in the context of trade relations between the Sultanate and the Republic of Yemen. The visit included a tour in the factory to inspect the production process closely. also a set of characters in the Omani government and private sectors , some managers of Omani companies and businessmen attended this visit. The Yemeni minister expressed overwhelming pleasure in the visit by the company, calling God to consolidate the brotherly relations and trading between the two countries to serve the two countries.


SALALAH MACARONI FACTORY OPENED: As part of the ‘Omani Industry Day,’ the Salalah Macaroni Factory was opened at Raysut Industrial Estate under the auspices of Maqbool bin Ali Sultan. Sheikh Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Rawas, Chairman of the company, in a speech said that the project’s idea was materialized after a series of studies by the Salalah Flour Mills to put an added value to its flour products. Most of the factory’s products will be exported, he added.

“The project costs 5 million rails. Last year, the factory’s output stood at 28,000 metric tones, whereas its capital returns stood at 14.5 per cent,” he said. “The shareholders decided however to raise the company’s capital by 40 per cent and adding another production line to produce macaroni,” he noted.

“FAVA, one of Italy’s leading manufacturers of macaroni, was selected to supply the production line with an output of 5 tones per hour. This is being the fourth production line of its type to be installed at the world level,” he added. The chief guest toured the factory, viewed the manufacturing stages, was briefed on the factory’s operations and its different products and quality standards adopted in the factory.

The Salalah Macaroni Factory is a joint venture with a capital of 2.5 million rails. The Salalah Flour Mills owns 64 per cent stake of the company’s capital , 30 percent stake of the capital is owns by The Horn Of Africa Company, 10 percent of the stake is owns by Abdulraman Bagrash & his sons Co (Yemeni owners) and other owners. The factory, which was built on a 24,000 square meter space, was designed to accommodate four production lines. The first gas-operated line produces 36,000 tones of long macaroni. The commercial production of the factory started in 2009.


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