Al Islami Foods to build new factory at Dubai TechnoPark

| 31/12/2008 | Reply

Al Islami Foods to build new factory at Dubai TechnoPark

Despite
a harsh economic turmail, Al Islami Foods today revealed determination
to continue its growth plan in the region. In another milestone
development, the leading halal food producer has announced an
investment of over Dhs58 million in a state-of-the-art factory in
Techno Park, a fully owned subsidiary of Economic Zones World.

The move is a major step forward in strengthening company’s leadership across the Middle East.

The lease agreement between Techno Park and Al
Islami signing ceremony was held at TechnoPark offices in Jebel Ali
Dubai. The ceremony was jointly headed by Hamad Al-Hashemi, Managing
Director at Techno Park and Saleh Abdullah Lootah, Chief Executive
Officer, Al Islami Foods. A large number of senior officials from Al
Islami and Techno Park were also present at the occasion.

”Despite
global recession, our developmental plans will continue. The new
facility reflects a major increase in our production capacity to meet
the growing demand for our products. This landmark venture is a further
testament to our continued commitment in the region to provide the Real
Halal products.”, commented Saleh Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Al Islami
Foods.

The new factory,
will spread over 8,000 square meters of land at the most modern
industrial zone of Techno Park. Al Islami intends to make this facility
a base to produce top-line product portfolio for the Middle East
consumers as per Al Islami’s quality standards, safety and
environmental best practices. The facility is expected to be fully
operational by the end of 2009.

While
thanking the Economic Zones World for tremendous support and the
provision of the best infrastructure facility, Saleh Lootah said:
“Geographically, Dubai is ideally located as business centre
representing the perfect location for expansion of our production
capabilities for the regional markets.”

In
line with Al Islami’s global commitment to invest in producing the
authentic halal food, which is ‘animal slaughtering by a Muslim’,
‘reciting Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is Great) ‘without stunning’; all
according to Islamic Shariah’. To ensure a seamless halal process, Al
Islami deploys its respresentatives at slaughterhouses.

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International Food Systems, a US based consultancy, has been appointed
as a specialized company in building food factories. In addition,
Arachdome, the design consultants has been appointed to design the
state-of-the-art production facility.

Category: Food Manufacturing, Middle East & Africa

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