ZonesCorp and Berain Water unveil plans to build AED138mn water bottling plant
ZonesCorp, one of the largest developers of purpose-built economic zones in the UAE, announced a new agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Berain Water to build an AED138 million manufacturing facility, 36,000-square-metre water bottling plant in the food industry zone of Al Ain Industrial City.
The food manufacturing sector in Abu Dhabi has witnessed remarkable growth over the past few years as a result of the booming domestic market and growing exports. Boasting strong logistics networks and a strategic location, the emirate has built state-of-the-art capabilities in producing competitive and value-added products, emerging as one of the most important food manufacturing and processing hubs in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Saeed Eisa Mohammed Al Khyeli, Director General of ZonesCorp, said: “The UAE and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong historic relations, and our latest partnership with the Saudi company Berain Water testifies to the strength of those ties. We are pleased and proud that Berain Water has chosen ZonesCorp as its partner, and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
For his part, Eng Mahdi Nasser Al-Qahtani, CEO of Berain Water, said: “We are happy to announce the investment of AED138,000,000 in a water bottling facility in Al Ain Industrial City with the complete support of the Abu Dhabi government and ZonesCorp.”
Set to commence operations in Q1 2020, the plant will produce around 70,000 200-600 ml bottles or 27,000 1.5-litre bottles per hour. The facility will also create 424 employment opportunities in manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sales.