Al Amir Food’s facility spans 13,500 sqm and costs AED35m
Al Amir Food Industries (AAFI) is set to invest AED35 million into a new food production facility in Ras Al Khaimah. The 13,500 sq m space will focus on processing pulses and spices; importing products from Canada, Australia and Russia and exporting them across the GCC and East Africa. It is hoped the space will generate 50 new jobs.
Apart from importing and exporting, the company will also provide white labelling solutions, wherein Al Amir’s products can be customised as per customers’ brands. The solution will be targeted at retailers, high-end supermarket chains and ethnic stores.
The space, located in the Al Ghail Industrial Zone, is brought to fruition through a deal with the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone.
Al Amir Food Industries supporting imports and exports
When asked why the company has chosen RAKEZ for its new unit, AAFI managing director Abdul Majid Ranan said: “RAKEZ industrial zones offer strategic access to multiple ports, and Ras Al Khaimah being a central location for bulk trades allows us to easily distribute our goods. The economic zone also provides complete built-up infrastructure that is ideal for us to carry out operations easily and cost-effectively.”
Commenting on AAFI’s addition to the RAKEZ ecosystem, RAKEZ group CEO Ramy Jallad said: “We are happy to be the preferred hub of yet another prominent manufacturing and supply chain player in the F&B sector – Al Amir Food Industries. Our existing logistical infrastructure and end-to-end industrial solutions will fully support the company’s import and export journey.”
He added: “One of our goals, in line with UAE’s strategy on food security, is to aid in sustainable food production and enhance local manufacturing by extending support to F&B investors in a nurturing environment where they can grow and expand.
Currently we are home to hundreds of F&B companies engaged in agri-tech, manufacturing, packaging and trading, and we will continue enhancing our industrial ecosystem, and boost our support for global F&B players looking to thrive in the MENA region.”