Dh300m meat processing plant to be set up in Al Ain

ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi would have one of the largest meat and seafood processing factory in the Middle East, which is being established with an investment of Dh300 million.

By (By Haseeb Haider)

Published: Thu 3 Jul 2008, 11:28 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:40 PM

The retail major Emke Group is establishing the joint venture project in collaboration with Denmark’s Rose Poultry, to be located at the Al Ain Industrial City. Once completed, the project will have an initial manufacturing capacity of 10,000 metric tonnes per annum, in the first phase with scope for further enhancement in the second phase.

The facility will have two production lines for chicken and frozen convenience meat products and separate line for seafood processing.

The construction work will start next months, and the commercial production will commence in 18-months.

Yusuffali MA, managing director of EMKE Group and Arne Lolholm Jensen, director of Rose Poultry A/S of Denmark, yesterday signed an MOU to this effect.

Youseffali MA told reporters that the Emke Group is one of the leading processed meat manufacturers which is running five units in India. “This is our first such venture in the UAE and tie up with ROSE, a known brand will benefit consumers.He said that ROSE follow the most stringent quality control practices.

The project, which will manufacture Halal meat, will be operating as per the certification standards of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCAP) in the production of value added meat products from chicken, beef, lamb and seafood.

“Being a UAE based company we know the importance of keeping the high image of this great country and we are leaving no stones unturned to make this a model production facility which will not only cater to the UAE markets but also to the entire GCC countries” added Yusuffali.

Arne Lolholm Jensen of ROSE Poultry this project will bring new technology in the business and will further strengthen company’s market share in this region. “Technically this will be a state- of- the- art facility where each packed product can be tracked back to the farm where the chicken or lamb was grown,” said Arne Lolholm Jensen of Rose Poultry.

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