UAE – Hotpack Global, the largest manufacturer of disposables Food Packaging Products in six oil-rich Arabic nations, has inaugurated its largest manufacturing plant in National Industries Park (NIP), Dubai.
The company said it injected AED 250 million (US$ 68.07m) into building the 500,000 square-feet facilities at one of the most sought-after industrial manufacturing hotspots in GCC.
Apart from being a manufacturing unit for Hotpack’s high-performance and sustainable PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) packaging products, the facility also encompasses a large warehouse that has a capacity of 35,000 pallet storage spaces, functioning as the company’s export hub.
The UAE-based giant also plans to use the facility as a center for various Hotpack arms including e-commerce, logistics, and marketing being localized in one building.
Mr. Abdul Jebbar PB, Group Managing Director of Hotpack Global, said: “We are excited to unveil the largest and our most technologically-advanced facility yet. In keeping with our pledge to spearhead the eco-friendly food packaging products initiatives to decrease pollution, the plant generates zero percent waste and is environmentally friendly. The NIP plant is equipped to consume 100 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET material in the extrusion process ensuring a circular supply chain.”
“We are also integrating various divisions of Hotpack under one roof and localizing our operations to increase efficiency. The 500,000 square feet facility will serve as our one-stop shop for high-performance and sustainable PET packaging. With our large warehouse that has a capacity of 35,000 pallet storage spaces, this facility will also function as our export hub.”
The launch of the facility marks a significant step in Hotpack’s vision to emerge as the premier global food packaging manufacturer by 2030.
The facility has been incorporated with robotic packaging systems, automatic roll handling systems, and vendor-neutral archives for warehouse material handling, making its processes fully automated.
Elaborating on the technological advancements driving the operations at the Hotpack plant, Mr. Zainudeen PB, Group Executive Director of Hotpack Global, said the Hotpack NIP plant is a technological marvel, equipped with cutting-edge extrusion, thermoforming, and printing machines from the leading equipment providers in the world.
The company aimed to automate most of its processes to reduce human intervention and provide one of the most hygienic and efficient food packaging solutions in the world.
Recently, Hotpack Global was certified as a ‘verified exporter’ by Dubai Industries and Exports, the trade promotion entity of the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET).
Fostering its vision of being a global food manufacturer, Hotpack has exercised an aggressive expansion strategy in the Middle East with a focus on supply chain optimization.
Most recently, the company opened its first manufacturing plant in Doha, Qatar, to produce Hotpack paper products.
Moreover, the company expanded its e-commerce store to all GCC countries and launched numerous sales centers in Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain to augment Hotpack’s manufacturing and logistics operations.