Muscat: Saud Bahwan Group (SBG) has consistently provided special focus to its Omanisation activities. Exemplary practices initiated by the company under the guidance of its chairman, Sheikh Mohammed Saud Bahwan, have defined the course and direction of Omanisation at the SBG.
A dedicated Omanisation division at SBG, oversees the recruitment and training of national staff. Exhibiting unwavering commitment in systematically identifying and nurturing local talent.
Recently, as part of SBG's unique initiatives towards developing national talent, Sami Abdullah Nasser Al Siyabi and Khalid Sulaiman Saif Al Maawali undertook and successfully completed an innovative training programme at Hino Motors, Japan.
As part of this comprehensive high-quality training programme, both professionals were exposed to a wide range of training components and included a visit to the factory, the customer technical centre and Hino Motors Museum.
Besides attaining an overall understanding of the complex processes followed at Hino's facilities, they also had the opportunity to visit a dealer of Hino Motors in Japan. Here they received detailed information on aspects like concept and utilisation of job process control boards, express maintenance, effective bay utilisation and the application of the 5 S process wherever required.
Hino Motors is renowned the world over for offering complete, full-service and flexible training programmes that can help optimise employee performance and assist in fulfilling requirements to train professionals in the safe use of its vehicles.
Reminiscing the entire experience with Hino in Japan, Sami Abdullah Nasser Al Siyabi said, "This experience is unique in every sense. And for this my humble gratitude to our chairman Sheikh Mohammed Saud Bahwan. Hino Motors are so advanced in the way they operate. Right from the manufacturing process to the employee care initiatives, everything about them is marvellous. I enjoyed every moment of my learning there in Japan."
Sharing his happiness too, Khalid Sulaiman Saif Al Maawali said, "This trip was really a professionally enriching experience for me. I am grateful to Chairman for this unique opportunity."
Speaking about Japanese efficiency, he said, "For the first time I was exposed to what Japanese efficiency in manufacturing means. They are so talented and quick in everything they do. It made me wonder if they ever know a word 'delayed'."
Speaking in one tone both Khalid Sulaiman Saif Al Mawaali and Sami Abdullah Nasser Al Siyabi, said, "Two things we loved about the Japanese people — their impeccable art of hospitality and their unique and deep-rooted culture. We are looking forward to sharing our traditions and culture with our counterparts at Hino too whenever they visit Oman."