This latest order – a complete line with 2 presses, a dryer and a twin-channel kiln – takes the number of SACMI lines installed at the main Nizwa facility to 6. Close teamwork with the customer has resulted in a strengthening of their growth plans throughout the Arabian peninsula and beyond
Al-Anwar has again joined forces with SACMI to expand production capacity. A full ‘Made in Italy’ line is set to bolster prospects for Oman’s leading ceramic producer by delivering 65,000 m2 per day and ensuring strong positioning in the Gulf area.
To meet the goals of the customer’s expansion plan, SACMI has supplied all the main machines for this latest line.
Two state-of-the-art SACMI PH 3590 presses for the most popular sizes on the market (60x60, 80x80 and 90x90 cm) have already undergone testing and start-up.
SACMI has also supplied a full drying and firing package: a 20-meter 5-level horizontal dryer and a new 160-meter FBN twin-channel kiln, both fully designed and built at SACMI’s Italian factories.
This latest order takes the number of SACMI lines operating at the Nizwa site to 5, with the customer reporting clear advantages in terms of efficiency, low consumption and outstanding finished product quality.
Based on teamwork and mutual trust, the partnership has seen Al-Anwar become a major player in the industry and achieve European-level production standards.
Steady investment in the best Italian technology and meticulous attention to quality have been the customer's hallmarks since their founding in 1998: “Every tile is crafted to perfection”, states Al-Anwar which, under the brand name Al-Shams, already exports to 20 countries throughout the Middle East and Africa.
And the development plans don’t end there: infrastructure investment has led to the construction of a factory building to house new production lines, while the last investment with SACMI has already been fully operational since last summer.