28 February 2017
Dubai, UAE - Dubai Industrial Park, a designated district within Dubai Wholesale City, and one of the largest industrial hubs in Dubai, today announced that Patchi LLC, the prominent chocolate manufacturer located at Dubai Industrial Park, has received a Halal certification from the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). The accreditation makes the luxury chocolate brand the first chocolatier in the UAE to become halal certified, and the first halal certified manufacturer at Dubai Industrial Park.
The Halal Mark is an official acknowledgment by ESMA, that a product has been produced in compliance with sharia values.
Speaking on the occasion, Oussama Choucair, CEO of Patchi UAE, said: “We truly appreciate the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his visionary leadership to enhance Dubai’s position as the global capital of Islamic economy. We are proud to have contributed to the burgeoning Halal industry with this achievement. As pioneers in our field, we are committed to implementing processes that support national objectives and adhere to ethical foundations – this in a nutshell is what Islamic economy represents.”
Speaking on the achievement, Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Industrial Park, said: “At Dubai Industrial Park, quality is the cornerstone of our work ethos and operational philosophy, and is aligned with the Government’s vision for Dubai to emerge as the Capital of Islamic Economy. We are committed to working synergistically with our business partners and key stakeholders to contribute proactively in achieving this vision.”
He added: “We congratulate Patchi on becoming the first company within our Halal cluster to receive the ESMA Halal certificate. This is indeed a great start, and we are confident that such achievements will inspire other companies to step up efforts towards acquiring this important accreditation.”
Patchi opened its first boutique in the UAE 33 years ago, and has been committed to innovation and to the adherence of strict quality standards ever since. The luxury brand embodies exquisite taste that combines natural flavors with zero preservatives.
A trendsetter since 1974, and the creator of the chocolate gifting concept, today Patchi is a premium brand with a distinctive heritage, expanded and properly established in over twenty-five countries around the globe including North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia Pacific.
Patchi operates five chocolate factories in the region, and four other manufacturing divisions in Lebanon, including a printing house for the production of packages, a factory for the silver-plated line, the porcelain division, and the artificial flower division for the production of Patchi’s unique accessories.
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About Dubai Industrial Park:
Dubai Industrial Park, a designated district within of Dubai Wholesale City, is one of the largest industrial hubs in Dubai. The destination was established with the objective of fast-tracking growth and expansion of the industrial sector in the United Arab Emirates - especially seeking to attract players in the light and medium manufacturing sectors with specific emphasis on food and beverage, base metals, transport equipment and parts, machinery and mechanical equipment, workshops, logistics, chemicals, and mineral products.
Offering a cost effective and efficient business environment for the region’s manufacturing sector, Dubai Industrial Park today serves an enabling ecosystem for investors with integrated offerings of industrial land, labour villages, and warehousing facilities. In addition, it is also increasingly gaining credibility among companies looking for logistics solutions support, commercial office spaces, open storage yards, and retail showrooms with storage within the emirate of Dubai.
Dubai Industrial Park is strategically located next to Al Maktoum Airport and in close proximity to the Jebel Ali Port. The City provides a traffic free environment with direct connections to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and the Emirates Road, providing easy and convenient access to global transportation points via road, air and sea.
For additional information, visit www.dubaiindustrialpark.ae
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