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Our Group

Chairman's Letter

 

 

Our company is one of Orascom Group's companies which is considered one of the largest private sector companies in Egypt.

 

Orascom Trading was established in 1976 and is considered the prime stone upon which Orascom Group is founded.

 

Our commitment to providing first class, high quality products for our clients has produced consistent and steady growth which is anticipated to continue well into the twenty first century.

 

Now, after years of commitment and sincere efforts, Orascom Trading became one of the largest leading companies working in the field of Commercial Agencies. Our company is the sole agent for a number of well known international companies in various diversified fields.

 

Our activities encompass the heavy machinery equipment ,generator sets & diesel engines, pumps & Electric drives, marine equipment, cement equipment, civil aviation equipment, security systems and measuring equipment.

 

Our company has been representing some of these agencies for more than 20 years now as Volvo Penta (in the field of generator sets & diesel engines) and Polsius (in the field of cement industries equipment).

 

In addition, our company has excellent business relationship with most of potential important customers in Egypt.

 

Our company has been providing top quality products and after sales services to private companies and governmental organizations throughout Egypt. This blend of local and international experiences is a key component of our success.

 

We have acquired a unique knowledge of international business, as well as first-hand understanding of local and regional market conditions. Combining our exceptional local resources with global understanding help our clients to avoid problems while improving their competitive edge.

 

 

 

Orascom traces its roots back to year 1950 when Eng.Onsi Sawiris, the founder of Orascom Group and the owner of Orascom Trading Company, first founded a construction company with few friends in Upper Egypt. By digging waterways and paving roads, he built his business into one of Egypt's largest general contractors. In 1961, the business was nationalized and later became known as El Nasr Civil Works Company. Not content to be an employee in his own company, Eng. Sawiris left for Libya where he continued his construction career.

 

In 1976, he returned to Egypt and founded Orascom as a general contracting and trading company with just five employees.

 

As the years passed, Orascom had grown to enter a number of diversified markets in Egypt which led to the establishment of Orascom Group that consists of separate entity companies each specialized in a certain line of activity and considered a leader in its field.

 

Orascom Group main companies are :

 

Orascom Construction Industries

It is a leading cement producer and construction contractor active in emerging markets.

 

As a cement producer, OCI owns and operates cement plants in Egypt and Algeria having a combined annual production capacity approaching 13.5 million tons. OCI’s new investments in Pakistan,Northern Iraq, Algeria and Nigeria had increased annual production capacity to 24 million tons by 2007.

 

As a contractor, OCI provides engineering, procurement and construction services on industrial, commercial and infrastructure projects for public and private customers primarily in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

 

Orascom Telecom media and Technology

OTMT is a holding company that has investments in companies with operations mainly in Egypt, North Korea, Lebanon, Pakistan and other North African and Middle-Eastern countries. The activities of OTMT are mainly divided into its GSM, Media and Technology, and Cable businesses, having recently expanded its lines of operations into the new fields of Energy, Transport & Logistics, and Telecom infrastructure. The GSM activities include mobile telecommunications operations in Egypt, North Korea and Lebanon. The Cable business focuses on the management of cable networks. The new field of Energy includes its operations in the power projects in Egypt.

 

 

 

Orascom Hotels & Development

 

Is the primary designer, developer, contractor and marketing force behind the highly successful :

 

El Gouna (Red Sea, Egypt) :the Red Sea's premier leisure destination

Taba Heights (Sinai, Egypt) :a world class holiday destination overlooking the Sinai peninsula

Tala Bay (Aqaba, Jordan) :Jordan's first integrated resort and residential community

The Cove (Ras El Khaimah, UAE) projects

 

OHD is also one of the key private players in the tourism sector and the largest single hotel owner in Egypt.

 

 

Orascom Technology Solutions

 

Is one of the leading IT and communication solutions providers and system integrators in Egypt, with more than 400 major customers involved in a variety of business. Casting a wide net over the technology sector, OTS’ business activities include sales, support and services for large-scale computer systems, software, telecommunication products, internet security systems, telecommunication software solutions and turnkey project management.

 

Our commitment to providing first class, high quality products for our clients has produced consistent and steady growth which is anticipated to continue well into the twenty first century.

 

For nearly 30 years, Orascom has provided top quality products and after sales services to private companies and governmental organizations throughout Egypt. This blend of local and international experiences is a key component of our success.

 

We have acquired a unique knowledge of international business, as well as first-hand understanding of local and regional market conditions. Combining our exceptional local resources with global understanding help our clients avoid problems while improving their competitive edge.

 

Whether you represent a private company or governmental organization, we invite you to discover more about Orascom Trading and its commitment to quality and excellence.

 

 

 

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