Hotpack Packaging, a UAE-based producer and wholesaler of quality disposable food packaging materials, will soon open an integrated manufacturing and logistics complex, one of the largest of its kind in the region, in Dubai.
With this facility, the group is eyeing further opportunities across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
Spanning more than 350,000 sq ft, the new integrated manufacturing and logistics facility will be equipped with "cutting-edge technology for competent production, storage and logistics operations," according to a news release.
Abdul Jabbar, managing director of Hotpack Packaging, said the new facility, certified by ISO and ESMA, will manufacture several varieties of plastic, paper and aluminum products to cater to the foodservice industry.
"Our mission is to become the No.1 in the field of disposable food packaging and related products in the continent," he said.
The group operates four factories in the UAE and one in India, in addition to 15 distribution centers across the GCC. Hotpack deals with more than 1700 products. 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.
"We see more business and higher turnover in the coming years," said Zainudeen P.B, group general manager. "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 foodservice support segment. With this strategic center, we will be able to enhance our base with the highest quality packaging solutions."
He said the company chose Dubai Investments Park in Jebel Ali, Dubai for the facility's location due to its close proximity to the Jebel Ali port and Al Maktoum International Airport, in addition to the easy access to major highways of the UAE.
"This integrated facility has been set up to supplement and expand our current production lines in the UAE and further boost our already strong supply network across the Gulf and African region and beyond," he said. "We will be able to maintain the highest standards in line with the increasing demand for hygienic food packaging products."