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Oriental Weavers Carpet Company was founded in 1979 by industrialist and entrepreneur Mohammed Farid Khamis and today is the holding company for a fully vertically integrated producer of rugs, mats and carpets. As a manufacturer, Oriental Weavers produces three grades (A, B and C) of machine woven carpets and rugs for the Egyptian market, with annual capacity for the company presently reaching 22 million m2. Oriental Weavers has been traded on the Egyptian Exchange since 1997 and today its shares represent the consolidated earnings of the company’s subsidiaries.
Oriental Weavers International (OWI) was established in 1999 as an export-oriented free trade zone company in 10th of Ramadan City. The company’s vertically integrated facilities encompass the scope of extrusion of synthetic fibers, dyeing and spinning wool as well as the weaving and finishing of products. The majority of the group’s diversified products related to home textiles are produced within this facility (carpets, rugs, Axminster, Gobelin, gun-tuft and fibers). OWI’s main export markets include North America, Europe, and the Middle East, while the company also delivers to more than 60 countries worldwide. OWI fully owns OW China with an eye on developing its market share in the emerging Asian market and in 2012 production began at a new yarn production facility (King Tut) with an annual capacity of 100 tons daily.
Oriental Weavers China was established in 2006 in anticipation of China’s growing importance in the global economic scene. OW China occupies 170,000 m2 in the Tianjin industrial zone, 80 kilometers south of Beijing. The producer is a vertically integrated facility with fiber extrusion capacities as well as rug and carpet manufacturing facilities. As domestic demand continues to drive the growth of China’s economy, Oriental Weavers intends to capitalize on the rise of the country’s large middle class by leveraging relationships with global retail customers, which have seen notable growth in China in recent years. Management is focused on utilizing OW China as a new hub for our contract / commercial business and expanding Aximinster operations to capitalize on strong growth in China’s hospitality business.
Oriental Weavers USA is based in Dalton, Georgia, where it manufactures, markets and distributes products imported from the company’s Egyptian plants. Oriental Weavers USA sells to mass merchants and big-box retailers as well as to independent retailers, furniture retailers, catalogues and department stores. In recent years the company has been awarded America’s Most Magnificent Rug award through its high-end brand, Sphinx.
MAC Carpet "Fiber Factory" is Oriental Weavers’ foothold in the wall-to-wall tufted carpeting segment, a key division that further diversifies the group’s product mix beyond the rugs and mats categories. MAC operates out of four sites in Egypt, all in 10th of Ramadan City. A leading Egyptian exporter, MAC’s products are delivered to more than 107 countries, supplying some of the world’s largest retailers. In addition to wall-to-wall carpeting, MAC’s diversified product offerings include, door and kitchen rugs, rubber backed bathroom mats, multilevel textured mats for outdoor applications, car mats, children’s rugs and mats, scatter rugs and club rugs. MAC also manufactures three-dimensional advertising floor panels, runners and artificial turf for indoor and outdoor applications.
Egyptian Fibers Company (EFCO) is the group’s polypropylene business and engages in the manufacture of polypropylene fibers and polyester yarn. It also manufactures and exports different types of non-woven rugs and carpets and other related polypropylene products. EFCO has a 69% stake in Modern EFCO Fibers Company, which produces polypropylene, polyester and non-woven carpets.
Oriental Weavers Textiles is focused on creating the highest quality rugs and carpets with minimal impact on the environment. As a responsible international corporate citizen, Oriental Weavers strives to help ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. In OW Textiles, the group invests in modern technology and equipment upgrades to optimize output in the production processes.
OW Hospitality, a division of Oriental Weavers catering to the hospitality and entertainment industry, produces woven Axminster carpets. Using 80% wool and 20% nylon, Axminster carpets offer an optimum blend for performance, luxury and comfort. Due to the unique characteristics of the wool, it can also be dyed to very light or vibrant shades, ensuring that it can be woven into both classic and contemporary designs. OW Hospitality benefits from a close relationship with its machine manufacturers, allowing the company to produce unique products such as the 19 mm pile height rugs popular with the royal families of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Among the company’s numerous clients in the hospitality sector are Hyatt, Kempinski, Sheraton, InterContinental and the MGM Group. In 2011, OW Hospitality became the preferred supplier for both Four Seasons and Hilton. The division has established markets in the USA and Europe, with offices in London in the UK, and in the United States, Dalton, Georgia; New York City, NY; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
La Boutique is developed around the simple concept of customer involvement. La Boutique’s customers can commission custom rugs and carpets by matching a swatch of fabric or sketch, which is then transformed into an exquisite rug or carpet. This division caters to higher-end and top-niche markets.
OW Lifestyle is the group’s line of contemporary rugs that includes a large variety of shag carpeting in various textures, styles and colors. Designed around today’s lifestyle, the company offers only the finest materials combined with the highest production standards. The OW Lifestyle name has come to be synonymous with quality and value, bringing a unique and truly distinguishable touch to any decor. Like La Boutique, Lifestyle provides a brand outlet for Oriental Weavers to market products with specific themes, in this case the ultra-modern and abstract. The company sells its increasingly popular products locally through its own retail outlets and also exports to countries around the globe.
OW Gobelin produces high-end, non-polypropylene-based woven tapestries, upholstery and floor coverings targeting the luxury residential and commercial markets. Fully customized and typically destined for architectural firms and luxury hotel operators, OW Gobelin is also available to other high-end customers.
OW Classics is a brand within the Oriental Weavers umbrella focused on selling and promoting handmade rugs based on traditional designs. OW Classics offers the most prestigious rugs in the global market place using distinct color palettes and international appeal.