Al Salam Bank-Bahrain supports OMP Racing S.p.A. in the acquisition of Bell Racing Helmets Group

Manama, Bahrain, December 22, 2019 – Al Salam Bank-Bahrain (“Al Salam Bank”) announced its support to OMP Racing S.p.A. (“OMP”), the world’s leading motorsport safety equipment company, in its acquisition of Bell Racing Helmets International (“Bell Helmets”), the world’s top manufacturer of head protection for Formula 1 and motorsport drivers (collectively the “Group”). The combination of OMP’s extensive product line and Bell Helmets’ world-renowned helmets,  having supplied 11 out of 20 Formula 1 drivers in 2019, including Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, and Charles Leclerc, gives the Group an unrivaled and comprehensive product offering.



Al Salam Bank- Bahrain

Marketing & Communications

Ghizlane Rahali

Head of Marketing & Communications


Telephone: +973 171333424 / +973 39300399


Ahmed Bin Jamal

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager


Telephone: +973 17133573 / +973 39957140


OMP Racing

Marketing Department

Luigi Rossi – Paolo Bertuccio



Telephone: +39 010 965 100


Bell Racing Helmets

Marketing Department

Kyle Kietzmann


Telephone:  +1 217 239 5356



Al Salam Bank- Bahrain: Al Salam Bank-Bahrain B.S.C (ASBB) is an Islamic bank headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

ASBB was established on 19 January 2006 in the Kingdom of Bahrain with paid-up capital of BD 120 million (US$ 318 million) and commenced commercial operations on 17 April 2006. The Bank was listed on Bahrain Bourse on 27 April 2006 and subsequently on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on 26 March 2008.

ASBB completed its merger with the Bahraini Saudi Bank (BSB) on 22 December 2011. On 2 February 2014, Al Salam Bank-Bahrain and BMI Bank B.S.C. (c) confirmed the conclusion of a business combination between the two institutions after obtaining the approval of their shareholders at their respective extraordinary general assembly meetings, and of 30 March 2014 BMI Bank became a wholly owned subsidiary of ASBB.

ASBB offers its customers a comprehensive range of innovative and unique Shari’a-compliant financial products and services through an extended network of branches and ATMs, utilizing the state-of-art technologies to meet various banking requirements. In addition to its retail banking services, the Bank also offers Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Investment and Treasury services. The Bank’s high-calibre management team is comprised of highly qualified and internationally experienced professionals with proven expertise in key areas of banking, finance, and related fields.


OMP Racing: OMP Racing is an Italian company, established in 1973 in Genoa and having today its headquarters at Ronco Scrivia. OMP is a world leader in the field of design and manufacture of safety equipment for race cars (suits, gloves, shoes, seats, safety belts, helmets etc.). Since 2008 the control of the company has been acquired by Genoa-based SAYE S.p.A. Part of OMP is Racing Spirit, the leisurewear brand of the Group. Today OMP products are in all world racing championships, among which Formula 1; World Rally Championship – WRC; Rally Cross World Championship – WRX; Formula E; World Endurance Championship – WEC, IndyCar Series; NASCAR. OMP is one of the very few companies in the world which are able to offer a complete range of items dedicated to race cars and to drivers’ safety, with over 2,000 products in its catalogue, almost entirely homologated by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile – FIA.

Further information about OMP Racing is available at


Bell Racing Helmets: Headquartered in Sakhir, Bahrain, Bell Racing Helmets is the world’s leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art head protection designed for professional and amateur drivers competing in auto racing and karting. The Bell name in synonymous with safety, innovation, performance and engineering excellence. Bell helmets have been worn and trusted by more champions, in all forms of racing, than any other brand. Today Bell Helmets are used by the majority of drivers in F1.

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