Dubai group opens giant food packaging unit
Dubai, September 8, 2013
Hotpack Packaging Industries, a leading UAE-based producer and wholesaler of disposable food packaging materials, is set to open a Dh100 million ($27.2 million) integrated manufacturing and logistics unit in Dubai.
Spanning over 350,000 sq ft, the facility coming up in Dubai Investments Park, will be the biggest single facility in the UAE for the food packaging solutions
Hotpack is part of Majid Plastics Group, one of the leading manufacturers and wholesale distributors of disposable food packaging, serving and related products in the region. The Group has an annual turnover of Dh500 million and is eyeing further opportunities across the Middle East and Africa region and the next market.
Yusuff Ali.M.A, the managing director of Lulu Group International and director Board Member - Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, will officially inaugurate Hotpack Packaging Industries integrated manufacturing facility and logistics center at DIP-1 tomorrow (September 9).
Omar Al Mesmar, the general manager – DIP; Abdul Jabbar PB, the managing director – Hotpack Packaging Industries; Zainudheen PB, the group GM of Hotpack; Shyam Prakash, Group BDM-Hotpack; and other senior executives will attend.
Commenting on the launch, Abdul Jabbar said, "The new integrated facility, certified by ISO and ESMA, will be manufacturing several varieties of plastic, paper and aluminum products to cater to the food service industry, while complying with the highest global standards of quality and hygiene as well as abiding by the recommendations for sustainable practice."
"Our mission is to become No.1 in the field of disposable food packaging and related products in the continent," he added.
The Group, said Jabbar, operates four factories in the UAE and one in India, in addition to 15 own distribution centers across the GCC. Hotpack deals with more than 1,700 products.
According to him, the company will soon open new branches in Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Another integrated factory and logistic center will also be opened soon in Abu Dhabi – ICAD City and one more in Qatar to serve the respective areas,” he added.
Welcoming Hotpack into Dubai Investments Park, Ammar Al Duwaikh, the sales & leasing manager said:"Hotpack has emerged as a leading manufacturing and wholesale player in the food sector supporting industry segment, and we are committed to provide them with excellent infrastructure and utilities network to help them."
Zainudeen said Hotpack is expecting more business and higher turnover in the coming years.
"The decision to initiate the production and logistics infrastructure comes as part of our efforts to meet the ever-increasing demand for our range of products in the food service support segment. With this strategic center, we will be able to enhance our base with the highest quality packaging solutions," he added.-TradeArabia News Service