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.
Oriental Weavers was founded in 1979 by industrialist and entrepreneur Mohammed Farid Khamis and has been traded on the Egyptian Exchange since 1997. From a single loom — and building on Egypt’s long textile tradition which dates back to a linen cloth made in Upper Egypt c.5000 BC — Oriental Weavers has emerged as the largest producer of machine-woven carpets in the world and today is the global leader in tufted and jet-printed rugs and carpets.
OW’s vision is to enhance our lifestyle worldwide; tomorrow’s homes will require ever-fashionable and inspired floor coverings with distinctive characters at affordable costs.
OW’s mission is to build a state of the art carpets and rugs company by achieving economies of scale, being aggressively market oriented, being export oriented and internationally competitive, and maximizing the use of local competitive advantages.
Message from the Founder
From our beginnings as a single loom, Oriental Weavers has grown to become the global trendsetter for innovative rug and carpet design and the world’s largest carpets and related raw materials producer. We have always invested heavily in product development and innovation, believing firmly — and rightly, as our consistent performance shows — that innovation is imperative to maintaining and expanding worldwide market leadership. Never resting on our laurels, our global designers are constantly developing new product lines to meet the changing tastes and trends of a fast-changing global marketplace. That said, the key to our past accomplishments, and the driving force of our continued success, has always been our unwavering investment in human capital.