Ras Al Khaimah: Universal Islamic Food Industries (UIFI) a Kuwaiti based group of companies has  has set up a new massive manufacturing unit in  Ras Al Khaimah with an investment of around AED 150 million. This modern, state-of-the-art facility, located in the Al Hamra Industrial Zone, extends over an expansive area of 350,000 ft2.

The new facility is designed to address the soaring demands of the regional consumer market. The facility will produce  an additional 3,000 tons of processed food monthly, which significantly exceeds the expected capacity of the ready-to-eat poultry, meat, and seafoods products. Staying abreast with modern trends and requirements, the operations will encompass advanced manufacturing, packaging, warehousing, and storage facilities, setting a new benchmark in the processed food industry.

The driving force behind this ambitious expansion is the company’s vision to harness the abundant resources of the region, realising its long-term business aspirations. This strategic move also positions UIFI to better cater to the increasing production demands in today’s market.

UIFI is a subsidiary of Kuwait-based, Universal Islamic Meat Group, which has earned the trust of numerous clients across GCC and the MENA region by consistently demonstrating a commitment to quality over 27 years. The company has top-tier B2B clients, including premier hypermarkets, chain of supermarkets, major catering companies and HORECA sectors.

Ayoob Khan, CEO of UIFI said: "As a subsidiary of the UIM Group, we at UIFI firmly uphold the belief that 'Quality comes first' as our core guiding principle. This commitment is not just a slogan, but a holistic approach that encompasses product excellence, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and continuous improvement. At UIFI, we are dedicated to maintaining our reputation as a provider of top-quality products and services, which is essential for ensuring our long-term success in the marketplace."

"Our decision to establish our operations in Ras Al Khaimah was a strategic one, deeply influenced by the region's burgeoning status as a business hub. The support and facilities provided by RAKEZ have been pivotal in this decision. Their commitment to fostering a conducive business environment, coupled with state-of-the-art infrastructure and ready-built facility options has greatly facilitated our setup and expansion efforts. The strategic geographic location of Ras Al Khaimah and the comprehensive support from RAKEZ align perfectly with our dedication to quality and excellence.”, Khan added.

RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad said, “We are thrilled to welcome Universal Islamic Food Industries to the RAKEZ business community of nearly 800 F&B companies. This move by UIFI marks a significant milestone in our strategic efforts to bolster the F&B sector in Ras Al Khaimah. Their investment demonstrates the growing appeal of RAKEZ as a dynamic and supportive hub for manufacturing, especially in the food and beverage industry. At RAKEZ, we are dedicated to providing an ecosystem that not only meets the demands of our companies but also aids in their growth and success. Our customised facilities, tailored services, and business-friendly environment are designed to empower companies like UIFI to innovate, expand, and thrive. We are committed to playing a pivotal role in their journey, ensuring that they have the necessary tools and support to excel in today’s competitive market.”

For more information, please contact:
Cleo Eleazar, Public Relations & Events Manager, RAKEZ
Phone: +971 7 2077173; Email: c.eleazar@rakez.com

About Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ):
RAKEZ is a powerhouse business and industrial hub established by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It currently hosts over 18,000 companies coming from over 100+ countries and operating in more than 50 industries.

RAKEZ offers entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and manufacturers a wide-range of solutions, including free zone and non-free zone licences, customisable facilities, and first-class services provided in a one-stop shop. Furthermore, RAKEZ has specialised zones that are tailored to specific needs of investors: Al Nakheel and Al Hamra Business Zones for commercial and service companies; Al Ghail, Al Hamra and Al Hulaila Industrial Zones for manufacturers and industrialists; and an Academic Zone for educational providers.

A leading economic zone, RAKEZ aims to continue attracting diversified investment opportunities that will contribute to the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah.

About Universal Islamic Food Industries LLC (UIFI LLC):
UIFI LLC, a regional processed food supplier since 1994, recently expanded to Ras Al Khaimah with a AED 150 million investment in a cutting-edge facility spanning 350,000 square feet in Al Hamra Industrial Zone. This facility significantly boosts our monthly production capacity, allowing us to meet the rising demand for ready-to-eat poultry, meat, and seafood products while setting new industry standards.