Bahrain polymer firm eyes EU market
Manama, February 13, 2013
Manama Packaging Industry (MPI), a leading polyethylene products maker and polymer converting company in Bahrain, is looking to expand its European business after being awarded a Grade A British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification.
The award was made following a comprehensive audit of the flexible packaging company by certification specialists TUV Nord, who assessed and approved the company's food safety management systems, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper.
As of now, the company is third in the kingdom to be accredited with BRC certification but is the first of its kind in Bahrain to receive such certification for manufacturing flexible food and non-food packaging materials.
MPI already has ISO9001:2008, ISO22000:2005, ISO9000 and HACCP certification, the report stated.
Currently it supplies local operations like Kraft Henkel and DHL in Bahrain amongst others, but it exports some 80 per cent of its production.
Its markets include the region plus as far afield as South America and Africa, covering a total of more than 20 countries, said a MPI statement.
MPI is manufacturing and exporting a comprehensive range of products for various industries such as food industry, snacks and confectionary, medical and other specialist products.
"This certification is very important to international customers," remarked MPI factory manager Javed Mahmood.
"Currently our markets are turning over at a steady pace but this certification should help us further expand our business, particularly internationally with multi-national companies. It is particularly important for doing business in Europe," said Mahmood.
"We currently have some business with companies in Holland but this award should allow us to expand this and also open up other European markets," he added.-TradeArabia News Service