Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has returned to Gulfood Manufacturing for the third consecutive year. Running from 6–8 November, RAKEZ is currently engaging with food and beverage (F&B) investors in Dubai World Trade Centre to share the benefits of setting up a manufacturing base in its cost-effective industrial ecosystem.
RAKEZ’s previous Gulfood Manufacturing participations have gained the interest of nearly 200 event attendees – a number that is expected to increase this year due to its exclusive Gulfood industrial set-up offer of up to 25% off. Presently, RAKEZ has a total of more than 600 F&B companies including industrial players.
“Gulfood Manufacturing is a perfect platform for us to connect with manufacturers and traders in the field of F&B,” said RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad, adding that “the exhibition has brought us several F&B companies in the past years, like ProArgi Middle East for example, which trades food and beverage products.”
Commenting on the F&B opportunities in the GCC, Jallad said: “The opportunities for F&B companies in the region are endless. This is especially if we factor in the GCC’s growing population, which is projected to increase by 61.6 million by 2022. There will be a greater demand for food, and our goal is to support F&B businesses in ensuring food security in the region. We have a range of solutions to help them successfully expand their operations to the UAE, from our quick and easy set-up processes to customisable warehouses for product storage and assembly, and land for manufacturing facility construction. With RAKEZ being in Ras Al Khaimah, F&B businesses benefit from lower operating and living costs, as well as the proximity to key logistical advantages such as container ports, international airport and multi-lane superhighways that connect to the rest of region.”
Over the years, RAKEZ’s industrial zones have been serving as a manufacturing base for F&B giants, such as: Unikai Foods, one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) conglomerates in the Middle East and North Africa region; Von Gysenstein Swiss Chocolatiers, a Swiss chocolate manufacturer; Al Marai, an Arabian dairy manufacturer; Italfood, an artisan cheese manufacturer; Ahmad Tea, a global tea producer; and Hesburger, one of the largest food chains in Northern Europe.
To know more about RAKEZ and its range of industrial solutions, visit stand A4-2, hall 4, at Gulfood Manufacturing 2018.