BAHRAIN – Al-Taawon Foodstuff Factory has been inaugurated in Salman Industrial City in Bahrain under the patronage of the Minister of Industry and Commerce.
Assistant Undersecretary of Industrial Development Dr. Khaled Fahad Alalawai, and factory Chairman Hayel AbdulMueen Hakimi were also present during the inauguration ceremony..
Established in 2019, Al Taawon Foodstuff factory imports and manufactures legumes such as lentils, beans, chickpeas, sesame, and semolina.
The company exports to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and other Arab nations under the Al-Sharq and Al-Qafilah brands
The company lies on 12,000 square meters of land with a storage capacity of more than 10,000 tons and a production capacity of more than 150 tons per hour.
It prides itself on having the “latest advanced technologies in manufacturing, and is always keen to develop its products and machines.”
During the ceremony, Dr. Alalawi affirmed that Bahrain welcomes all investments that contribute to economic growth, and provides facilitation to enhance the Kingdom’s investment position, according to the industrial sector strategy (2022-2026) and within the Economic Recovery Plan.
He stressed that the facility perfectly aligns with the industrial sector strategy 2022-2026, which aims to increase the industrial sector’s contribution to the GDP, and exports of national origin, as well as create promising job opportunities for citizens.
Seconding the contributions, Dr. Khaled praised the local industrial development that contributes to the diversification of food industries in the Kingdom of Bahrain, praising Bahrain’s investment environment, and affirming efforts to promote local investments to serve the local, regional, and global market.
Hayel Hakimi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Taawon Foodstuff Factory, appreciated the support of Bahrain’s Government, and the investment environment it offers in ensuring smooth business operations.
Access to imports is also relatively easy as the Bahrain Agricultural Foods Storage and Security (Bafco) ensures adequate supplies of pulses all year round.
The government entity partners with Sri Lankan and Egyptian companies that are industry leaders in supplying raw materials collected from farmers in Canada and Australia, among other countries, according to a report by Zawya.
The Al-Tawoon will be complemented by the Bahrainica Hospitality company repackages lentils, rice, sugar, flour and pulses for export to New York, New Jersey, Pakistan, Colombo and Britain.