Our newly expanded manufacturing facility in Jebel Ali was inaugurated on 23rd March 2021 by Her Excellency Mariam AlMheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food & Water Security, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and His Excellency Massimo Baggi, Swiss Ambassador to the UAE. Special guest Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO & Managing Director of DP World UAE, also attended the opening.
This is part of a significant AED200 million investment for a major industrial and retail expansion. The expanded plant double the production capacity to 18,000 tons per annum of food packaging solutions, taking the overall production capacity across our six manufacturing facilities in the UAE and Qatar to 31,000 tons per annum. As the UAE prepares for the next 50 years, with a stronger focus on domestic manufacturing and in-country value creation, we are privileged to play our role in strengthening the food packaging industry.
The inauguration of the facility was followed by a tour of the factory by the visiting guests. Our CEO Mr. Nidal Haddad provided them an overview of the advanced machinery at the plant as well as the sustainability features integrated within the facility to make it eco-friendly.