On October 8, 2010 OMS achieved another milestone toward its global presence.
OMS has opened its latest store and showroom in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, the largest country in Africa.
And what a memorable day it was. Mr. Mohamed Afifi, the local representative for OMS, had been preparing the event for months. Mr. Afifi made sure that the country’s biggest investors and investment representatives would be aware of the new possibilities. On the big day, he was supported by Ing. Martin Chyla, commerical director for OMS; Mrs. Helena Mravíková, the head of the commercial section at the Embassy of Slovak Republic in Egypt and Dr. Nasr Eddeen Sholgamy, the honorary consulate of Slovakia in Sudan. They also brought positive news from Slovakia: The country decided to write-off the State debts of Sudan, valued at 40 million euros. Slovakia became the first European country to make this decision.
"There are many connections between Slovakia and Sudan. During my short visit I have met many people who have previously studied in our country or who are aware of the quality of products made in Slovakia."
"There are many connections between Slovakia and Sudan. During my short visit I have met many people who have previously studied in our country or who are aware of the quality of products made in Slovakia. The African continent offers an enourmous potential in lighting. A number of great investments have been announced in Sudan and neighbouring countries, and OMS wants to be as close to its local clients as possible. Our latest portfolio of high quality, eco products will offer a strong alternative to cheap but unsustainable imports. We look forward to discussing the opportunities with local investors," said Mr. Martin Chyla during his opening speech.