Manama Packaging Industry (MPI), one of the Gulf’s prominent manufacturers of flexible food-grade packaging, expects to expand its production capacity by one third by early next year, the company said. Current capacity is 1,500 tonnes per month but new machinery ordered by MPI will increase capacity to 2,000 tonnes by Q1 2016.
THE cornerstone has been laid for a Mondelez biscuit factory in Bahrain that will have an overwhelming portion of its output exported mainly to states in the Gulf and wider Middle East.
A 400 per cent increase in premium that Alba is charging for its metal has put aluminium powder maker Bahrain Atomizers International (BAI) in a tight spot. “The outlook is gloomy,” said BAI general manager Tim McLaughlin, who estimated that the impact on his firm’s bottomline would be in excess of $2 million per year.
CAN-PACK Group, the world renowned manufacturer of aluminum beverage cans, has officially inaugurated its new manufacturing plant at Dubai Investments Park, the ceremony coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the group. The 150,000 sq ft facility with a daily production capacity of 1.
Metals of Bahrain (Meba), a company engaged in engineering castings and precision machining, has doubled its production capacity and is eyeing markets in the Gulf region and even the West.
A FACTORY to produce elastomeric rubber insulation for the GCC’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning market is to be set up in Bahrain.
Bahrain’s textile industry, which exports $200 million worth of goods to the US, has received a temporary respite with the extension of a key clause under the 10-year-old US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
BEIRUT-based Patchi has opened a chocolate factory at Dubai Industrial City to serve increasing demand throughout the ArabianGulf region. Patchi said the plant, employing 150 people, will enable it to meet ambitious growth plans over the coming years.