Sai Flavours, a major food-ingredient manufacturing company based in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), has announced its plans to expand further with an investment of nearly $1 million (AED4 million).
The move will boost its production capacity to meet growing demand from the snack and meat processing companies in Middle Eastern and African countries. After leasing additional warehouse space, its facility now spreads to almost 5,000 m2.
The company said that it has grown 10-fold since their set up in 2012 in Al Hamra Industrial Zone, supplying seasoning spices and food flavors to the large local and regional food-processing industries in the UAE, Oman, Jordan, Senegal, and Nigeria.
“Sai Flavours’ expansion is a reflection of the larger Ras Al Khaimah food-sector growth story. Our food cluster at RAKEZ consists of an ecosystem of hundreds of F&B companies that are working to meet regional and international demand, creating a more sustainable and localized food value chain in the UAE. RAKEZ continually supports the organic growth of producers in the F&B sector, which constitutes one of our strong core industries.”
Some of the major local companies that source Sai Flavour’s products include, Al Kabeer Group, Seara Middle East, National Food Industry, and Global Food Industries, among others. This move firmly aligns the company goals with that of the UAE’s Food Security priorities.
Director of Sai Flavours, Ms. Mamta Khatri said that, “Along with the expansion, we are also increasing our workforce and launching some exciting products, such as meat blends and flavors for the meat processing segment. We will also be introducing retail packets for the FMCG sector and add these products to our online stores.”