Mohsen Bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh tours the new KR Infra campus
after its inauguration.
KR Infra unveils new campus in Oman
Muscat, April 29, 2014
KR Infra, the infrastructure vertical of Oman-based Khimji Ramdas Group, has inaugurated its new campus in Ghala area of the Sultanate.
The new 9,400 sq m building in a 18,000 sq. m. plot, has been constructed by converting three of KR’s large warehouses into a state-of-the-art office complex for the company’s infrastructure business, said the comany in its statement.
The entire exercise was carried out in a record 200 days, it added.
Mohsen Bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh, the chairman at Muscat Municipality, unveiled the plaque during an inauguration ceremony held at the premises, thus heralding a new era for commercial complexes and office space in Oman.
Commenting on the launch, director Hritik Khimji, said: "For over 140 years, the KR Group has been at the forefront of Oman’s goals for economic progress by pioneering leading-edge technologies, businesses and conceptualising revolutionary solutions. Now, we are once again the vanguard of progress because our new KR Infra campus will help the industrial area of Ghala make the final transition into the city’s commercial hub."
He said the decision to set up a world-class infrastructure campus at Ghala is one that coincided with Muscat’s commercial and business sectors expanding westward, which brought Ghala deeper into the heart of the city.
“This is a logical step considering that Muscat is expanding in a westerly direction, bringing Ghala more into the city’s centre. With this project, we will see Ghala, which currently houses most of the country’s industrial and warehousing sites, develop into a futuristic hub,” he added.
The new campus combines three massive office blocks spread over 7,500 sq m of floor space that will house 500 staff in an ergonomically planned layout. The campus is designed for employee well-being and to foster an environment of creative thinking and proactive learning. It includes a huge cafeteria that can seat 200 guests simultaneously.
KR Infra CEO NS Vijaya Kumar said the new campus at Ghala will visibly showcase the company’s diverse and extensive product range as well as its innovative construction capabilities.
"Indeed, this new campus is a compelling testament to KR’s mission in delivering a better, more prosperous Oman," he noted.
He further emphasised its critical role in fulfilling logistics and infrastructure requirements as KR Infra expanded its brand base and business sector goals.
Also unveiled during the inauguration was KR Infra’s iconic new logo to match its revamped establishment. Its freshly designed emblem bears an identity that is distinct from the rest of the KR Group; the logo features six hexagons to reflect the group’s six-pronged approach when it comes to its core business values.
Hritik Khimji emphasised the Arabesque design inspired by the Omani architecture, as well as the group’s six key areas of business in construction, building materials and paints, electrical products and services, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, furniture and fit-out solutions and engineering products and services.
“Each of these six key areas is built and developed through a six-pronged approach that includes presenting a range of prestigious brands – both global and local; providing comprehensive, turnkey solutions; strong reliability and trust; offering innovative and cost effective solutions and leveraging the company’s nationwide reach to provide customers with the best service,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service