Almarai invests in poultry processing and packing with Meyn-Ishida

28-07-2011 | | |

Saudi dairy producer Almarai will expand in the poultry business. A major investment will be made in a wall to wall poultry processing facility which will be supplied by Meyn-Ishida.

Almarai, is the largest dairy producer in the Gulf region. Recently they have decided to invest a substantial amount of 4 billion SAR (800 million Euro) in their poultry activities. This investment is part of Almarai’s long term vision to take full advantage of the opportunities the poultry market will bring. One of the steps in this investment plan is an order for Meyn-Ishida of a complete wall to wall processing facility in Hail, Saudi Arabia. The output capacity of the facility will be 2 x 12,000 birds per hour and consists of 16 weighingand packing lines.

Howard Davis, Almarai’s General Manager Poultry: ”Our new factory will produce under our poultry brand name ‘Alyoum’ which means “today”. The focus of our business is to offer our consumers fresh poultry products of consistently superior quality.

“Quality you can trust” is the foundation of all the products in the Almarai range, whether poultry, dairy, bakery, or other categories. With Meyn-Ishida we have selected a dedicated business partner who will deliver a fully integrated processing, packing, and packaging solution. This wil enable the product quality we, and our consumers, require, as well as provide an attractive operating environment from both management and financial perspectives.”

Meyn-Ishida combines the poultry processing expertise of Meyn with the weighing, packing and end-ofline knowhow of Ishida to offer a full range of integrated systems and equipment. Since January 2011, this alliance has been awarded several international contracts, including fully integrated plants in Russia (Valujki and Tambov), Wipasz (Poland) and Chile.

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