UAE-based Delta Food Industries has opened an AED40m (US$10.9m) dairy plant in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF).

The new plant will manufacture evaporated milk and cream. The production machinery is capable of producing 250,000 cartons per month.

Shiraz Osman, founder and chairman of Delta Food Industries, said: “We are capitalising on the first four years of operation inside the SAIF Zone with our latest initiative, the dairy plant, which will see the enhancement of capacities as well as the range of products. We are now entering the next stage of our growth. Currently, Delta Food Industries is the second largest food manufacturing company in the UAE.”

Delta Food Industries manufactures tomato paste, tomato ketchup, hot sauce, milk powder, custard powder and oats, among other products with a distribution network across 20 countries in the GCC markets, the Middle East and Africa. 

“We are going to further increase our portfolio of products in two years’ time,” said Ali Parpinchi, MD of Delta Food Industries.