BRF plans Abu Dhabi plant expansion

BRF plans Abu Dhabi plant expansion

BRF has announced plans to expand its production plant in Abu Dhabi.

The Brazil-based meat supplier said the expansion would look to serve "increasing demand in the current markets and potential new markets such as North Africa; sub-Saharan Africa and Asia."

"We've been intensifying BRF's international expansion process for two years. Now, with the expansion of the Abu Dhabi factory, we're set to increase annual production from 72,000 tons to 100,000 tons by the end of 2016," says BRF CEO Pedro Faria.

"The factory in Kizad is one of our great success stories. This plant is a benchmark in terms of integrating the global production chain, and a way of making the United Arab Emirates a major centre of export."

The expansion plan has been brought forward to the end of the year, which BRF puts down to the "success of the plant's operation". The initial plan was for it to be completed in 2020.

Faria said the product lines would be increased to meet each market's demands in a "personalised" way.