UAE – Mai Dubai, the bottled water company fully owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has made a landmark milestone with the launch of the fastest bottled water production line in Asia, Oceania, and Africa (AOA) region. 

The uber-fast water line was completed in collaboration with Sidel, a leading provider of equipment and services solutions for packaging beverage, food, home, and personal care products in PET, can and glass. 

It leverages Sidel’s state-of-the-art ‘Super Combi’ technology to produce a maximum output of 86,000 bottles per hour. 

“The maximum output achieved in less time will enable us to effectively meet the need of our local communities while leveling up our commitment to hygiene, safety, and cost optimisation,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, said. 

“This is also a major step towards Mai Dubai’s efforts to minimize waste of resources, especially during the water bottling process.”  

Mai Dubai is going to capitalise on this top-level performance to expand its bottled water business and cement its lead in the industry. 

The new facility also helps the company achieve its objective of providing potable water according to the highest international standards and make Dubai the happiest city on earth for residents and visitors. 

“Mai Dubai’s collaboration with Sidel comes at a time of increased consumer demand for bottled drinking water products in the region,” Al Tayer said. 

“Through this latest investment in our water production facility, we are now well-positioned to make Mai Dubai the number one brand in the UAE market.” 

Following the success of the partnership with Sidel, Mai Dubai is now working to develop a center of excellence for bottled water in the Asia, Oceania, and Africa region, Al Tayer revealed.  

Apart from the UAE market, Mai Dubai has also been supplying its products to several countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the GCC. The company is also the water refreshment partner of Emirates Airlines. 

Sidel updates equipment prices

Earlier, Sidel said it is implementing a commodity-induced price adjustment on its equipment by an average of 5 percent to compensate for rising raw material costs. 

The company noted that since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, prices of raw materials have significantly increased but it had tried to keep the same price level for its equipment. 

With the increase expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the company said the price adjustment was necessary to guarantee the continued supply of high-quality solutions to its customers.  

Liked this article? Subscribe to Food Business Africa News, our regular email newsletters with the latest news insights from Africa and the World’s food and agro industry. SUBSCRIBE HERE