UAE’s Al Aliyo Hydrofarms joins Hamriyah Free Zone’s investor portfolio

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority has added another industry leader to its global base of investors after signing an investment agreement with the UAE-based organic fodder production company, Al Aliyo Hydrofarms.

The company will be based in the Sharjah Food Park, where it will lease two warehouses covering an area of 12,000 sq. ft. and is planned to start operations in May 2021, becoming the company’s first headquarters in the regional markets.

The first unique UAE project to develop and grow organic livestock feed in hydroponic farms will be run based on an innovative concept using the latest technology in the sector.

According to the company, “Our process of growing fodder utilizes modern technologies, which will produce the best quality of organic, fresh, and healthy fodder for livestock. Our concept of farming is independent of weather, temperature, and atmospheric conditions. Additionally, our entire process is 100 percent organic; there is no usage of pesticides or fertilizers. Moreover, there is no wastage.”

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) said, “The Emirate of Sharjah has become a primary destination for companies looking forward to marketing their innovations across multiple economic sectors. This would not have been possible had not been for the competitive advantages being offered to investors by Sharjah and its free zones, something which motivates them to expand in the emirate’s markets and turn it into a hub for their operations in the Middle East”.

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei
Saud Salim Al Mazrouei
Director – HFZA

“We always feel proud to attract innovative companies seeking modern and unconventional concepts. We are ready to provide all the facilities that would enhance the competitiveness of our investors, streamline their operations and ensure their efficiency in the labor market. Today, we are delighted to announce that Al Aliyo Hydrofarms will join the list of investors operating in the free zone, and we look forward to harnessing our vast experience to help it grow and develop in the region’s markets like never before.”

Tarannum Malik, CEO of Al Aliyo Hydrofarms, has noted that the decision of the company to base its operations at HFZA was a step in the right direction.

“Manufacturing innovative products and developing a leading industry require an incubating and stimulating work environment, which the Hamriyah Free Zone provides. The HFZA’s support and facilities provided were decisive and influential in accelerating investment and launching the company’s unique project. Therefore, we look forward to entering the region’s markets from Sharjah Gate, taking advantage of the growth and development opportunities available,” Mr. Malik stated.

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