BRF, one of the biggest animal protein producers in the world, is announcing plans to expand its food production facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) – a logistics hub at Khalifa Port.
The expansion of the facility was announced by Katia Abreu, Minister of Agriculture for Brazil on November 11 in the presence of the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE, Paulo Cesar Meira de Vasconcellos and other dignitaries from the UAE and region.
BRF has intensified its international expansion process in the last two years and will increase its annual production capacity in the Kizad plant from 72,000 tonnes to 100,000 tonnes by the end of 2016.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Kizad is home to the largest food plant of its kind in the Middle East, and the fact that BRF is planning to expand its production capacity even further is yet another testament of the dynamic platform we provide – from integrated solutions, to a conducive business environment and competitive business edge.
“We are very happy that our offerings have facilitated BRF’s business growth and that Kizad has been part of their success story.”
Pedro Faria, Global CEO of BRF, said: “The factory in Kizad is one of our big success stories. This plant is a benchmark in terms of integrating the global production chain and a way for us to make the UAE an important export hub for the region.”
Patricio Rohner, General Director BRF Middle East and Africa, concluded: “Increasing our local production capacity represents an additional step towards more flexibility and an increased ability to adapt our products to the demand of the region. With a team of 17 nationalities, this plant is also a reflection of the multicultural aspect of our company in the region.”