Omnia Holdings Limited (JSE:OMN)
Omnia Holdings Limited (JSE:OMN) is a diversified Group that conducts research and development, manufactures and supplies chemicals and specialised services and solutions for the agriculture, mining and chemicals application industries.
Omnia provides customised, knowledge based, innovative solutions through its Agriculture, Mining and Chemicals divisions. These divisions include Omnia Fertilizer, Axioteq™, BME, Protea Mining Chemicals, Protea Chemicals, Umongo Petroleum and Oro Agri. These are all niche businesses that operate with a common objective: to enhance customers’ businesses through research, development and knowledge sharing that will enable them to increase their performance and, by extension, profit margins. In doing so, Omnia aims to increase the performance of customers while reducing their risk, and at the same time focusing on health, safety and a lower environmental impact.
Differentiation is ensured by using innovation combined with intellectual capital, whereby Omnia adds value for customers at various stages of the supply and service chain. With its vision of leaving a #Better World, the Group’s solutions for its customers promote the responsible handling and use of chemicals for health, safety and a lower environmental impact, with a progressive shift towards cleaner technologies.
Not only does the Group try to limit the consumption of materials and resources used in its manufacturing processes, but it also works to continuously create value through its products. Omnia’s intellectual capital, relationships and technology enable the production of differentiated products, services and customer-focused solutions across the value chain – all of which are expected to meet the customers’ evolving needs well into the future.
The Group remains focused on critical issues such as securing a healthy and adequate food supply for a growing population, effecting a lower impact on the environment and ensuring safer operations for Omnia’s employees and customers.
The sustainability of Omnia’s business model is strengthened by targeted backward integration through the installation of technologically advanced plants that manufacture core materials such as nitric acid and explosive emulsions. Also, with securing alternative sources of supply, it enables Omnia to improve operational efficiencies throughout the product development and production cycle.
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with operations in 45 countries, Omnia has more than six decades’ experience in the business. Additionally, Omnia continues to grow its global footprint, with businesses in Australasia and Brazil, and clients in other regions such as Europe, South America, North America and South-East Asia.