Lebanon-based BanoPuratos eyes operational expansion in Sharjah

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Lebanon-based leading manufacturer of raw materials, utensils, and machinery for the food industry, BanoPuratos is planning to double its monthly production capacity from 300 tons to 600 tons and increase its list of products from 45 to 150 during the upcoming year 2022.

According to the company statement, it aims to increase the production capacity at its plant in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone).

SAIF Zone has noted that the company’s expansion plans in Sharjah reflect the quality of facilities and privileges being provided by the free zone, which is widely known for its unique business environment conducive for business growth and expansion, state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class logistics services, strategic location and proximity to airports and global markets.

Mr. Rayan Mohsen, Director-General of Bano Puratos in the UAE said, “Bano’s production facility in SAIF Zone commenced operations last February and is fully automated. It has been equipped with the latest storage, preservation, and transportation technologies following the highest international and local standards in terms of effective safety, specifications, and health requirements.”

HE. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei
HE. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei
Director – SAIF Zone

“The growing interest of international companies to base their operations in Sharjah, particularly in the SAIF Zone, proves once again that our attractive facilities, exceptional services, and privileges are unparalleled and can effectively support the aspirations of businesses in achieving their economic goals. Despite the modernity of its factory, Bano decided to further expand its operations, something which highlights the efficiency of investments in SAIF Zone. This also means the company will be better equipped to meet the growing demand for its products and solutions associated with the food industry not only locally but also in regional markets. SAIF Zone is doing its utmost to support the emirate’s economic diversification plans and sustainable growth, in particular, consolidate Sharjah’s position as a global hub for quality industries and promote the UAE’s national strategy for industry and advanced technology.”

The factory, which employs roughly 40 workers and technicians, produces materials used in the production of cakes, muffins, and baked goods. It has a research facility that measures and develops product quality and provides novel baking solutions, and the manufacturer is now focused on producing nutritional solutions for organic and gluten-free products.

BanoPuratos

Founded in 1995, BanoPuratos has placed itself on the market of supplying raw materials, equipment, and machinery for the industries of Chocolate, Bakery, Pastry, Ice cream, and Horeca with a vision of supplying only under the name of quality. It was established in Lebanon under the name of Bano, and the company signed a joint-venture agreement in 2019 with the Belgian Puratos Group and since then it was renamed Bano Puratos. It is now operating in Lebanon, the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, and Jordan.

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