Dubai-UAE: 21 December, 2016 - His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, today participated in the commencement of the region's biggest individual care products making plant, by durable goods giant Unilever, at Dubai Industrial Park. The company will note product made at the factory with a 'Made in UAE' tag and will export 80 percent of them to Europe and MENA region.
The official opening ceremony, of the AED 1 billion facility, occurred under the patronage and in the existence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Additionally in attendance were Paul Polman, CEO Unilever, Sanjiv Kakkar, Executive Vice President of Unilever MENA, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, and Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, in addition to senior officials from the TECOM Group.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: "The UAE is accelerating its efforts to increase the commercial market and make it a valuable contributor to the national economic situation, turning the 'Made in UAE' tag into a mark of quality and global excellence. We could attain this via successful collaborations with international suppliers, and stimulating investments in industry."
" Our country has become a destination of selection for the commercial field, as it gives modern framework, a financial investment pleasant environment and a world-class legal framework for organisations looking for to come to be global path sports jackets."
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed added: "This project is a role model for industry many thanks to its investment in people and its use of the latest modern technologies. Unilever has made a commitment to the highest sustainability and ecological safety and security standards, which reflects the UAE's vision for an extra lasting world that improves lifestyle, while securing its vital sources."
" The commercial market adds value to the nationwide economy and personifies the principle of integrating human abilities with knowledge, to construct effective cultures and nurture generations that appreciate the worth of work."
His Highness concluded: "We delight in to see such tasks come to fulfillment in accordance with our Vision 2021. Thanks to committed minds and boosting awareness about the importance of accountable financial investments, we are certain that we will attain the vision prior to 2021."
Following the opening event, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed visited the plant and met senior officials from Unilever and Dubai Industrial Park, who oriented him on the production lines and processes.
Spanning 100,000 square meters, this plant is the biggest in the region, and is readied to provide the highest possible outcome of 100,000 tons per annum of fluid charm and personal care products a year (roughly 500 million units). The brand names made consist of Dove, Fair & Lovely, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Clear, TRESemmé, and Sunsilk.
The facility utilizes state-of- the-art technology, which combined with a modular design, ensures much shorter, faster and highly responsive production lines that are very versatile to match market demand. The center is likewise designed to reduce waste and energy intake, according to the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan through which the company intends to decouple its growth from its ecological influence, while boosting their positive social influence.
Along with provide chain efficiency, the sophisticated modern technology will enable automated quality control, scanning at a price of 350 bottles per minute, while likewise ensuring the greatest safety and security standards integral to and embedded in all tools styles.
Basic material will certainly be sourced both locally and around the world. Exports will certainly cover countries throughout North Africa, Middle East and Europe. Unilever is currently collaborating with key suppliers to carry out a complete upright combination, which will aid in carrying out "in the nick of time" approach which will certainly make it possible for the manufacturing facility to end up being a global sourcing device by 2022. Additionally, 25 percent of the energy required to run the plant will originate from solar energy, and 80 percent of drainage will be repurposed and recycled for farming and cleaning functions.
Highlighting the relevance of the GCC and UAE markets for Unilever, Polman claimed: “Choosing the UAE was a strategic decision. It is a trade passage that connects the East and West, with essential development potential and top quality facilities. Our new factory is testimony to that-- as the UAE's largest private solar park, it shows a common vision of driving durable, lasting development, underpinned by innovation".
Polman commended the UAE leadership's tactical financial diversity technique. He stated the new plant would support the nation's lasting goal to accomplish sustainable financial development, by adding to the development of the manufacturing industry and the diversification of the nationwide economic climate. He pointed out the opportunities that arise for international firms in addition to the nation's instructions to establish the field as a pillar of the economy.
With construction commencing in mid-2015, Unilever's new center was completed in 18 months with 2.8 million guy hours and absolutely no safety occurrences. Fadel Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Holding, commented: "We are exceptionally pleased to invite yet an additional top quality brand into our Dubai Holding community. Our team believe this state-of-the-art center represents another landmark in UAE's diversity approach. Not only will it include in our country's manufacturing capabilities, however Unilever's existence as a producer will better boost the UAE's setting as a critical commercial hub offering the region and beyond."
On her part, Her Excellency Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Group President of TECOM Group, Member of Dubai Vacation, developer and driver of Dubai Wholesale City, mentioned the importance of the manufacturing field as part of the UAE's economic diversification approach, along with a key contributor to attaining UAE Vision 2021. She said: "The production industry has terrific potential to add worth to the UAE economy, and branch out nationwide revenue. It embodies the concept of assimilation between personnels and knowledge to construct efficient communities, in addition to generations that value effort and understand their duties in economic advancement. We are delighted to witness more of these jobs and prominent brand names establishing presence in Dubai, which affirms the emirate's setting as a leading location for trade, business, and innovation."
She included: "TECOM Group is committed to support the efforts of our wise leadership in recognizing Dubai Strategy 2021, in all of its columns and efforts, including: branching out resources of national revenue, establishing national skill, and motivating innovation. The accomplishment we are commemorating today is a favorable presentation of our confident actions towards accomplishing the encouraging vision."
Discussing the opening of the facility, Belhoul claimed: "This step by Unilever, an worldwide durable goods giant that disperses 400 brand names to 190 nations worldwide, mirrors the abundant opportunities offered in Dubai. It additionally suggests the readiness of the UAE to start laying the structures of a varied knowledge-based economy. We are honored to organize a center of this significance at Dubai Wholesale City - Dubai Industrial Park. We are certain this plant will strengthen the production industry of the UAE economic system, where it plays a key duty in Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 that was announce by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is likewise a pillar in the UAE's preparation for the post-oil era, which is why we are committed to fulfilling all the needed needs of our business companions and promoting the growth of the production industry."
He kept in mind the relevance of the 'Made in UAE' mark, which strengthens the count on of the local and deportee investor. It also contributes to the competition of the UAE item on a local and global scale.
Belhoul included: "With the establishment of this center, generating 180 products that will carry the Made in UAE tag, at Dubai Industrial Park in Dubai Wholesale City, Unilever will enjoy immense take advantage of open market agreements in between the UAE and several nations around the World.
Kakker claimed: "The rapid development sought after for our individual care products in the MENA region prompted our decision to develop this manufacturing base in Dubai Industrial Park. With an investment surpassing AED1 billion, 80 percent of its turn over will certainly be created generally by exports, while additionally producing work for up to 400 individuals."
" Dubai Industrial Park has effectively placed itself as a sophisticated industrial hub and supplies all the facilities and solutions to meet our demands. With time, we wish to increase to a total end-to- end network of providers, enhancing our upright combination which is a key enabler to permit us to become a global sourcing center in the next couple of years. This will certainly result in an even leaner production line because of efficient distributions of all our raw and packaging materials."
Supporting Unilever's commitment of ending up being carbon favorable by 2030, and the UAE's. Clean Energy Approach, DPC is just one of the first factories in the region to have both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal systems for one factory. This makes it the UAE's biggest exclusive solar park.
Additionally, green building remedies have been utilized to minimize the carbon footprint by 90 percent with a decrease in logistics, along with recycling of all industrial waste resulting from manufacturing procedures.
The new factory is also created to make sure very little ecological impact, including sending zero waste to land fill (nonhazardous waste) by partnering with respectable recycling companies with excellent expertise in ecological monitoring. The factory will certainly recycle One Hundred Percent of nonhazardous waste, drawing away all of it away from landfill from the very first day of operation.
Following global finest methods and applying them in this region, the factory will certainly be recycling wasted products beginning with product packaging approximately off-spec products. Via this center, Unilever will certainly ensure that plastic, container, metal and various other products are being reused right into basic materials for usage in various other sectors. With its recycling partners, the company has gone above and beyond to make sure that liquid waste is completely recycled where water and oil will certainly be recovered for reuse.
Additionally, the high speed lines, developed with world course production standards and modular styles make it possible for rapid product shipment to the marketplace. Ability can be rapidly boosted to supply responsiveness to market need. The facility is likewise geared up with advanced continual production technology, which reduces the production cycle by 90 percent.
As for the workforce, Unilever is the No. 1 Employer of Option in FMCG across all the key MENA markets - UAE, KSA, Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria. In accordance with its dedication to being an equal opportunity employer at the very least 40% of the work force will be women, and 36% of them will certainly be operating in process engineering, operations, production planning, customer service, administration, etc. It in addition has workers from more than 10 nationalities..
Inning accordance with research study by Euromonitor International, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) will be the fastest-growing region for the sale of appeal and individual care products over the next five years, with the United States $25.4 billion (AED 93.27 billion) market predicted to grow by 6.4 percent a year. Around the world, the market is expected to expand by 3 percent a year.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which together represent a quarter of the MEA market, will.
expand by 12 percent and 5.8 percent respectively. While Saudi Arabia dominated the general sales in 2015 with a nationwide invest people $5.3 billion, the UAE had the highest possible annual spend per capita at United States $239.