Delta Food Industries FZC, a leading food & drink manufacturing Company in the UAE, has opened a brand new dairy plant in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) worth Dh40 million (US$10.89 million).
Shiraz Osman, Founder and chairman of Delta Food Industries, said: “In the last quarter of 2014, Delta Food industries FZC had invested AED 40 million in expansion of its new factory; a dairy plant for manufacturing evaporated milk and cream and purchased the adjacent premises and ordered machineries...The production machinery is the latest available in the industry and it is capable of producing 250,000 cartons a month of evaporated milk and cream.”
“We are capitalising on the first four years of operation inside the SAIF Zone, with our latest initiative, the dairy plant, which will see the enhancement of capacities as well as the range of products,” he said.
Currently, the Company is the second largest food manufacturing company in the UAE, driven by an ethos of continuous improvement and expansion.
“With a versatile manufacturing unit, good team members and the active involvement of partners, Delta Food has progressed well and met expectations and visions, which has led us to our further expansion, and decision to venture into manufacturing evaporated milk and cream,” Osman said in a recent interview with EME Outlook magazine.
Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of SAIF Zone and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, commented: “We welcome Delta Food Industries’ new initiative. It is pleasing to see more manufacturing units flocking to SAIF Zone, which is surely a sign that we are progressing.”
“I hope that this initiative will enable Delta Food to offer its products locally and regionally and expand its network,” he said.
For the last four years, Delta Food Industries has been manufacturing tomato paste, tomato ketchup, hot sauce, milk powder in tins, custard powder and oats to name a few.
Delta Food's main customers are in Iraq and GCC countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. The Company also exports to countries in Africa; including Somalia, Sudan, Guinea and Ethiopia. Backed by an ever-increasing capacity, Delta Foods plans to branch out across the Arab League countries such as Egypt and Libya.
Read our recent interview with Shiraz Osman in our magazine here to find out more exclusive information on the new dairy plant.