Sharjah HFZA's Italian Dairy Products factory expands to 2415m2
“This expansion will help boost production capacity and operational capability to meet the needs of the local market”
Hamriyah Free Zone Authority’s (HFZA) Italian Dairy Products factory – which is headquartered in the 11km2 Sharjah Food Park, the region’s first and largest dedicated facility for food industries – has doubled the total size of its factory to 2,415m2, with an eye on further expansion in the UAE and Gulf markets.
The factory is one of the largest of its kind in the region, and produces Italian cheese, using fresh cow’s milk brought from the national farms in the UAE.
Commenting on the expansion of the factory, the general manager of the Italian Dairy Products factory, Leo Condemi, said: “Having witnessed the increasing demand for products made with high-quality local ingredients mixed with innovative Italian expertise, we made the decision to double up the factory area to meet such demands.”
“Today, we are witnessing the expansion of our factory to 26,000 square-feet. It was 13,000 square-feet, and was inaugurated in 2009. Now we are looking ahead to penetrate new Gulf markets.”
HFZA is strategically located as it connects three continents. It permits investors to facilitate exporting operations, representing a competitive edge for factories, especially in the food industry, which requires fast and efficient logistical capabilities.
Condemi adds: “It was such a perfect choice to take HFZA as our headquarters in the region to be able to expand our businesses and penetrate other Gulf markets. This new expansion will help us boost our production capacity and operational capability to meet the needs of the local market and other emerging markets according to our developmental plans.”
The director of the HFZA, Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, as well as other officials and directors of the free zone toured the recently developed facilities, and commended the factory’s role in providing high-quality food at affordable prices, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.