Alshaya Group and the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones ‘MODON’ officially inaugurated Alshaya’s Central Food Production Facility (CPF) in the presence of the Chief Executive Officer Eng. Majid Al-Arqoubi and General Manager of Alshaya Group in KSA Faisal Alshaya along with other officials.
Spread over 18,000 m2 in Sudair Industrial and Business City, the new facility falls within the masterplan efforts to stimulate and attract private sector investments to achieve the goals of the national strategy for industrial growth.
Speaking about the opening, Faisal Alshaya said: “We are very proud to officially open our first Central Food Production Facility in KSA at Sudair Industrial and Business City. In partnership with MODON, this facility will continue to manufacture locally produced products for our Starbucks coffee shops in KSA, as well as provide more opportunities for Saudi nationals to join Alshaya.”
The opening of the new facility comes within the framework of attracting international investments in ‘MODON’ and contributing to the widespread use of localization in terms of manufacturing and product delivery, as well as supporting expansion plans of Kuwait-based Alshaya Group.
Manned by a workforce of over 200 employees, including Saudi nationals, the new factory operates with a production capacity of 60,000 units per day. Production includes a variety of fresh baked goods, sandwiches, and healthy options that are supplied to over 400 Starbucks outlets across the country daily and aims to supply to over 500 branches by the end of 2023.
MODON’s strategy to enable the industry and contribute to increasing local content relies on developing more services and products. Their aim is centered around an innovative vision that meets the requirements of private sector partners and enhances their participation in economic diversification in line with Vision 2030. This includes its initiatives in the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP).
Sudair City for Industry and Business was established in 2009 on an area of 63,936 million square meters, of which 16.9 million square meters is a developed area.
It includes 331 industrial, service and logistical contracts (including those in operations and those under implementation).
It also includes many important industries, most notably: food and beverage, medical, machinery and equipment, and other manufacturing units, like computers, electronics, optical products, and electrical equipment.