Dubai Industrial City Continues to Attract Chinese Investments
10 July, 2019
Dubai Industrial City, one of the largest industrial hubs in the region and a member of TECOM Group, has partnered with Baofeng Grain Mills LLC, part of the Chinese Baofeng Grain & Oil Group, to open the region’s first fresh rice noodle factory.
China is one of the UAE’s top trade partners, along with India, USA, and Saudi Arabia. Dubai Industrial City is home to a growing number of Chinese manufacturing and industrial companies, including Lesso Middle East General Trading LLC, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCME), and CSC Asphalt Manufacturing.
The new manufacturing facility is set to commence operations shortly in a ready-to-use light industrial unit and will have the capacity to produce 250,000 kg of fresh rice noodles daily. Baofeng Grain Mills LLC will serve the UAE and the wider GCC region, with plans to expand distribution of its ‘Made in UAE’ food products from Dubai Industrial City to Africa and Europe.
According to a new analysis by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the demand within the UAE’s food and beverage (F&B) sector is expected to gain momentum over the next three years. In anticipation of this growth, Dubai Industrial City’s versatile offerings attract food manufacturers of various sizes, including those seeking to set up scalable and sustainable operations in ready-to-use light industrial units that comply with international standards.
Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City, said: “China is an important trade partner of the UAE, and Chinese investment in the country is on the rise. We are proud to welcome our new business partner Baofeng Grain Mills LLC, reinforcing our commitment to developing Dubai’s industrial sector, particularly the manufacturing of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) that includes food production and is among the target sub-sectors of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030.”
Through its contribution to the development of an advanced, sustainable industrial sector in the emirate, Dubai Industrial City aims to promote local production and the ‘Made in UAE’ label. Manufacturers seeking to enter or expand in the region can benefit from the hub’s smart infrastructure, integrated solutions, strategic location, and ease of doing business.
Dubai Industrial City’s latest warehouse development comprises 11 million sq ft of ready-to-use light industrial units, ranging in area from 5,000 to 11,500 sq ft, that can be used for general or specialized cold storage as well as manufacturing.
Located near Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South, Dubai Industrial City offers a wide range of integrated solutions, including warehouses and showrooms, industrial land, open yards, offices, and labour villages.