Arima Minerals opens first-of-its-kind mineral separation plant at HFZA

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Arima Minerals opens plant at HFZA
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Arima Minerals has opened a cutting-edge plant for the separation of industrial minerals and heavy minerals in the Hamriyah Free Zone, with an initial investment of $4 million.

The Hamriyah Free Zone in Sharjah continues to soar as a top global destination for premium investments with the latest move by the Indian company, Arima Minerals.

This facility sets a new standard in the region, standing apart as one of the rare few outsides of China to master this specialized field.

The company has revealed that its latest addition to the Hamriyah Free Zone sprawls 83,000 square feet. The plant boasts a yearly production capacity of 100,000-120,000 tons of mineral concentrates and employs a dedicated team of 45 skilled workers.

Mr. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of HFZA, was joined by several officials from HFZA, and gained insights into the plant’s operations, production processes, and the products offered to both local and international clients. Mr.  Al Mazrouei was also introduced to the latest innovations in mineral separation technology, including magnetic, electrical, and gravity separation equipment.

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei_Arima Minerals plant at Hamriyah Free Zone
Saud Salim Al Mazrouei
Director – HFZA

“The opening of Arima Minerals’ mining factory in Hamriyah Free Zone is a testament to the growing global recognition of Sharjah and its free zones. This has been made possible by our steadfast commitment to fulfilling the needs of our customers with high efficiency, in alignment with Sharjah’s vision and industrial strategies for the future.”

The addition of Arima Minerals to the Hamriyah Free Zone solidifies the HFZA’s position as a prime destination for major international industrial players looking to establish and expand in global markets. Arima Minerals’ expertise in producing and manufacturing industrial metals adds to the zone’s reputation as a hub for specialized heavy industries.

For his part, Mr. Subramanian emphasized that the low operating costs, strategic location, modern logistical infrastructure, supportive investment policies, and access port for exports to global markets were the key factors that motivated the company to make Hamriyah their base for regional and global operations.

Mr. Subramanian said that “Our factory in Sharjah will help us export our metal and other products to China, India, the United States, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and serve the local UAE market as well. We also have plans to expand our operations to the continents of Africa and Asia, catering to a wide range of customers including oil companies, contractors, dye manufacturers, and zircon mills.”