Delta Food Industries (FZC), one of the UAE’s fastest growing food exporters, has opened a new AED 40 million (US$ 11m) dairy plant in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone). The new plant, which will manufacture evaporated milk and cream, is expected to support the company’s expansion, ramping up production for export markets.
Established in 2011, Delta Foods manufactures and packages a variety of products including tomato paste, tomato ketchup, hot sauce, milk powder, custard powder and oats. The new dairy factory will further expand the company’s product range and help grow its export business. Delta Foods currently exports products to 20 countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Using the latest production machinery, the new facility is capable of producing 250,000 cartons of evaporated milk and cream per month. According to the company, Delta Food Industries is now the second largest food manufacturing company in the UAE.
In 2015, Rafi Agri Foods International FZC, a joint venture of global agri-commodity trader Ronald. A. Chisholm, acquired a 20 percent stake in Delta Food Industries.
According to the UAE Ministry of Economy, 29% of the country’s manufacturing firms have chosen to locate themselves in Sharjah (2011) and SAIF Zone’s strategic location and proximity to Sharjah International Airport have made it popular with manufacturing, packaging and distribution companies. More than 7,225 companies are now registered with SAIF Zone, which has recently expanded to cover an area of 16 million square meters.
Source: Delta Food Industries