OMK Breaking New Ground

Company OMK Design Ltd
Date 19.02.2019

Since 1965 OMK has produced design-led solutions for the furniture industry. Working with the world’s leading architects, operators and specifiers, the company has supplied more than 350 transport terminals worldwide.

OMK’s experience has made it the go-to supplier for bespoke seating solutions. During the design phase of Jeddah’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) turned to OMK to design a bespoke seating solution for the airport, which opened to the public in May 2018.

Being an important Hajj destination, the airport has been designed to accommodate more than 80 million passengers annually. GACA needed to provide a seat with a luxury aesthetic that could also withstand the rigors of the airport. OMK’s design team developed a molded polyurethane version of its Trax High Back model, which carries a 25-year guarantee, supplying 15,000 seats in a six-month period.

The success of this project has fueled an expansion into the MENA region, which has seen the company supply seating, over the last 18 months, to Medina’s Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport, Dubai Airport, Bahrain International Airport and eight airports in Egypt. In recognition of this continued success as a British exporter, OMK won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2016, the highest official UK accolade for a business.

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OMK Design Ltd
30 Gresse Street
United kingdom
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