Dr. Zahi Hawass gave the introductory speech at the opening ceremony for the launch of Oriental Weavers’ new carpet collection “The Pharaoh”. The ceremony took place in Hanover, Germany, on January 12th, as part of Domotex Expo 2018.
Oriental Weavers Group is one of the world’s largest carpet, rug and related raw materials producers. Based in Cairo, the group has manufacturing facilities in three countries and distributes its products in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company attended Domotex Germany with its huge stand where it kept impressing the visitors by the quality and variety of its collections. This year there was a new launch of the latest collection called “The Pharoah” in honor of Dr. Zahi Hawass. Reflecting the history and culture of Egypt, this special collection is like an invitation to the beauties of the country.
Established in 1979 by Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, a leading Egyptian entrepreneur and industrialist, the company has grown under his leadership to become one of the largest and fastest-growing machine made rug and carpet manufacturers in the world.
Oriental Weavers continues to invest in expanding its capacity and ability to service the growing global rugs and carpet market, and has diversified beyond its core leadership in machine-woven, tufted and needle-punched rugs, mats and carpets. This diversification has seen the group successfully introduce high margin business lines such as Gobelin tapestries, upholstery and floor coverings, and Axminster carpets targeting the hospitality and luxury residential and commercial markets.
This diversified product mix has not only expanded the group’s reach in the textile sectors, but has also lessened its exposure to petroleum-related market risks. In recent years, Oriental Weavers’ operations have also grown to include the highest quality handmade rugs, made in partnership with craftsmen in China, India and Iran, markets long renowned for expertise in hand-woven rugs. The group has also signed partnership agreements with Tommy Bahama and Pantone.
In addition to these end products, Oriental Weavers’ vertically integrated operating structure includes production throughout the rugs, mats and carpets value chain. Oriental Weavers subsidiaries extrude, spin and dye the fibers and yarns that are primary components of the carpets that the group distributes across the global market.