Delta plans to boost exports

August 2014

UAE canned food producer Delta Food Industries plans to install new production lines in an extended factory area to step up its exports to Middle Eastern and African markets.

The company has signed a deal with the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (Saif Zone) for the expansion in an area of 110,000 sq feet at the hub. The investment contract was signed by Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of Saif Zone, and Shiraz Osman, director and founder of Delta Industries, in the presence of a number of officials from both sides.

The decision to enlarge production capacity was made after the company decided it should build on its successful exports to the Middle East and African states with additional products and volumes.

Following the deal, Osman remarked: “Delta Company has sought since its establishment in 2011 to compete with major international companies in the food industry, and consequently it succeeded in building a network of clients in 16 countries to become one of the leading companies in importing and exporting raw materials for the food industry.”

Welcoming the expansion, Al Mazrouie said: “We are proud of having Delta Industries in the zone because it is one of the leading companies in the field of food manufacturing and packaging. It has proven in the past three years that it is one of the most successful companies in the canned food sector. Today, Delta Industries confirms once again its success by increasing its investment by Dh40 million ($10.8 million).”

Delta Food Industries is one of the prominent suppliers of food products in the UAE. Currently producing and exporting tomato paste, tomato ketchup and milk powder, Delta exports 150 twenty-foot-equivalent units containers monthly and hopes to increase the number to 250 containers every month. Under the expansion plan, the company hopes to diversify its product range to include cream, milk and tea products.

The expansion works will be completed within 12 months.

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