Oman's dynamic construction industry is at work nationwide and demands world-class building materials. These two companies in which WJ Towell has a shareholding interest, combined in 1983 as a joint venture with Lafarge - Middle East to form the nation's largest ready mixed concrete producers. Lafarge - Middle East is a subsidiary of Lafarge (France), the world's largest building materials manufacturer.
Readymix Muscat LLC / Premix is a joint venture between WJ Towell & Co. LLC, Sinjar Trading LLC and Lafarge. The joint venture operates a total of 12 batching plants, in Muscat, Sohar and other major population centers in the Northern Region of Oman. The key factors of the business are manufacturing consistent high quality concrete to ensure durability under harsh and demanding climatic conditions, coupled with service and economic advantages in an industry that operates under strict time constraints.
All facilities conform to stringent local environmental standards and have accreditation from the "Muscat Municipality Scheme for Readymix Concrete". The company emphasizes technology transfer and involves Omani Nationals in all aspects of production.
Readymix Muscat LLC & Premix LLC, in conjunction with Lafarge SA have launched a range of Value Added Products to make the construction process easy, manageable, safe and cost effective on sites. VAPs are Solution oriented design concretes developed to satisfy various requirements which may arise on a building site e.g. Waterproofing, Trench filling, High Strength, Early Strength gain, Long distance haulage, Decorative & Aesthetic finishes on concrete etc. These VAPs are marketed under the UItraTM Series & Artevia brand and are available at all the plants across Oman.
Major projects include Power Stations, Sports Stadiums, Hospitals, Major Highways, International Hotels and multi-story buildings, many of which have been completed using one of the Company's 4 mobile batching plants that can be erected and ready for use in a few days.