Muscat: Oman Cables Industry SAOG (OCI), Oman’s leading industrial cable manufacturers, participated in the OER Manufacturing Summit 2022, where the company received the OAE Manufacturing Excellence Award for Empowering local talent. The company has increased its rate of Omanization to almost 50% over the past year by introducing training and development programs designed to unlock the potential of the local workforce. The summit provided an ideal opportunity to share the company’s vision to support Oman Vision 2040 by implementing cutting-edge innovative production technologies to improve the country’s competitiveness. Cinzia Farisè, CEO of Oman Cables and Prysmian Group MEAT Region was on hand to highlight the company’s commitment to supporting Oman’s economic diversification by producing and offering the most advanced cable technology.
OCI is guided by a vision of “Empowerment, Innovation and Excellence” that extends from its products and services to the opportunities offered to its workforce. As a member of the Prysmian Group, Oman Cables has access to the Prysmian Group Academy which includes the Prysmian Business School, the Prysmian Professional School and the Prysmian Digital School where employees can attend training programs in partnership with business schools and international techniques with particular emphasis on building individual skills.
Oman Cables Industry has recently launched several educational initiatives to ensure long-term sustainable growth of the company and its human capital. Development programs to improve the skills of employees across the company have been designed to empower local talent in various roles. “STEM IT”, “SELL IT” is for sales and “SUM IT” for control and finance.
Each program is delivered over three to five years with digital training, technical training and project experience, and provides exposure to workplace cultures in Italy, North America and the ASEAN region to enhance the learning experience. OCI also offers a mini MBA to equip middle and senior managers with leadership skills to take their careers to the next level, and a global youth program – “Build The Future” – which has so far provided Omani employees experience within the Prysmian group of companies. in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the United Arab Emirates.
Cinzia Farisè, CEO of Oman Cables and Prysmian Group MEAT Region, said: “Oman is about to enter a period of technological advancement in the manufacturing sector and the expansion of Omani industry through innovation is firmly aligned with the mission of Oman Cables. Our approach of investing and empowering employees to meet growing demands is part of a localized effort to develop an Omani team with the skills and experience to drive change and achieve strategic business goals and of the nation. This award, our people, highlights our commitment to Oman and national industries and positions Oman Cables as ready to build a sustainable future.
“By working closely with the Ministry of Higher Education to implement meaningful plans and programs as part of our overall strategy, we have created a learning-friendly workplace for our multicultural workplace. which includes 13 different nationalities.OCI will continue to empower our employees to realize their potential and achieve their career goals by effectively contributing to the economy and progress of the Sultanate.
The OER Manufacturing Summit 2022 provided an ideal opportunity to dive deep into the opportunities, challenges and roadmap to realize the full potential of the manufacturing sector in Oman. Focusing on the theme of “Smart Manufacturing: Improving Competitiveness, Innovation and Transformation”, the summit brought together government officials, senior executives, consultants and analysts to harness the creativity of the Omani people as well only the most innovative production techniques in line with the far-sighted leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to develop a modern and technologically advanced manufacturing base.
Organized by HE Dr. Saleh bin Said Masan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion for Trade and Industry, on June 27, 2022, the OER Manufacturing Summit 2022 featured highlights all aspects of the manufacturing process. Key topics included consumer-centric manufacturing, smart factories, Industry 4.0 and the digital economy, as well as refining quality and lean manufacturing practices and improving quality levels to achieve world-class performance.
Oman Cable Industry SAOG
Oman Cables Industry (SAOG), the leading cable manufacturer in Oman, develops, manufactures and markets a fully integrated variety of electrical products, which include medium voltage power cables, low voltage power and control cables, instrumentation, pilot cables, overhead power lines. building conductors and wires. Oman Cables also offers cables with special characteristics and suitable for different types of applications, environmental conditions or according to customer requirements. Oman Cables Industry (SAOG) has its offices in Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and has an extensive network of distributors and agents across MEAT, Asia and Europe.