February 15, 2020

  • Middle East’s Largest Industrial Zone fast emerging as regional hub for Food Sector

Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 13, 2020:  Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, today announced its participation in the 25th edition of GulFood, the largest food and beverage processing and packaging exhibition in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

The region’s largest industrial zone is emerging as the hub for the food and beverage sector, and is home to some of the world’s largest food processing and manufacturing companies, as well as allied services.

Mohamed Ghareeb, VP- Service Delivery- IZ, KIZAD, said: “GulFood helps us reinforce the critical role KIZAD plays in enabling the future growth and success of the region’s food processing and handling market. Our cluster-based approach ensures that our customers are close to their customers and suppliers, linked together with state-of-the-art infrastructure, and low setup and operational costs, all of which help them bring their products to market faster.”

KIZAD is the regional home to many global companies in the food processing and packaging industry, including Brazilian food processing giant BRF, the largest in the Middle East, and Pinar dairy products plant, as well as leading national brands such as National Food Products Company (NFPC), Al Dahra Agricultural Company and Binghatti Holding Group.

Last month Madar Farms announced a new multi-million-dirham commercial scale indoor tomato farm at KIZAD, and earlier this month, RNZ AgroTech signed an agreement to set up an R&D centre for bio/organic/inorganic fertilisers and bio-pesticides.

The UAE has demonstrated a sustained commitment to support its domestic food production industry, through a focus on strengthening food security.

The 25th edition of GulFood runs from 16-20 February 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The annual premier event draws more than 100,000 attendees from over 200 countries who gather each year to discuss trends and innovations shaping the future of the global and regional food industry.