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Delta Food Industries has only been operational for four years, but has already embarked on a series of significant expansions; none more so than its new dairy plant set to open in late 2015 Writer: Matthew Staff • Project Manager: Sammy Wilkinson elta Food Industries is capitalising on a strong first four years of operations inside Sharjah Airport Free Zone, UAE with its latest capital investment which will see enhancements across capacities, range and efficiencies as the Company enters the next stage of its international development. The Free Zone exporter of food products - ranging across tomato paste, tomato ketchup and milk powder products since 2011 - occupies an area of 9,000 square metres inside the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIFZone), but with an ethos of continuous improvement and expansion, a recent 20 percent stake sale to Rafi Agrifood in July has set the tone for its biggest step forward to date. In-keeping with the Company’s general upgrade and expansion plan across its facilities, a new plant for the production of evaporated milk and sterilised cream is due to open in

“In September, 2014 we decided to venture for the manufacture of evaporated milk and cream and immediately purchased the adjacent premises at E2-10 and ordered machineries for dairy plants,” says Chairman, Shiraz Osman. “The new dairy production machinery is a modern, state-of-the-art technology imported from Europe and India and is capable of producing 90,000 cartons of 170 gram evaporated milk and cream. “The processing facility for the dairy plant has also been designed in such a way that it can double its capacity by adding one Steriflow.” The flexibility and speed in which Delta Food can make such decisions is testament to its youth in the market, Shiraz Daud Osman, Chairman/Director but also to the levels of innovation December, 2015; not only consolidating and ambition within the business, and its strong position in the Middle East Osman is already assured that there is and GCC market but leveraging its new a customer base ready and waiting to products to introduce more advanced capitalise on the new product offering. technologies and process into the He continues: “Customers, both business also. existing and new, are already aware

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Delta’s reputation in the region has grown just as rapidly as its product range

of the new facility and look forward to purchasing everything from one supplier rather than shopping around for different products from different suppliers.”

Versatile manufacturing

Once opened, the new plant will represent an astounding evolution in such a short space of time, from origins that began when Chairman, Shiraz Osman invited food industry expert and friend, Ali Parpinchi to join him in a venture that initially only comprised five members of staff. More than 200 additional employees later, and a series of aggressive expansions and investments has forced the issue from a production capacity perspective over the years, backed up by an even more pivotal commitment to quality processes and quality products. “Whenever demand increases, Delta increases its production capacities by

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Osman thanks Saif Zone authorities for their continuous support and understanding investors’ needs. The infrastructure provided by Saif Zone gives opportunities to companies like Delta Food to expand and grow swiftly.

adding new machines, and this has recently included a processing facility the backbone of the Company - so that production capacities can be easily expanded in the future just by adding new filler and seamer machines,” explains Osman. To further compound this dedication to quality, Delta also works closely with the health department of Sharjah Municipalities and SAIF-Zone to adhere to the very best health & safety guidelines, while it is also ISO 22000, ISO 9000, HACCP and HALAL certified; all of which lays the foundations for an even bigger concerted focus on rapid product and service launches along the way. He says: “Over the years, Delta has also introduced the packaging of new products like custard powder, starch, oats and semolina, while new machineries have been added for the manufacture of different sizes of tomato paste, hot sauce and milk powder in tins.


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lobe Express Services is a provider of comprehensive logistics and supply chain solutions. Established in 1974, the range of services offered by the company includes ocean freight, air freight, customs clearance, warehousing & consolidation, project & heavy cargo services, international transportation, cargo management, information integration, and compliance management. The Gulf region’s vibrant business landscape is attracting the attention of international investors which in turn has driven immense development projects across a wide range of industries. Europe has been enhancing trade relations with the Middle East as well, leading to a wealth of potential initiatives that will create market gaps that can be addressed by GES’ wide range of solutions. Growth & expansion strategy The expansion and opening up of new branches is a part of its comprehensive and dynamic strategy to address the growing demand for logistics services in the region and worldwide. Globe Express Service currently operates globally in 55 countries. The Company currently operates in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam in the Asia Pacific region; Brazil and Chile in Central and South America; France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Turkey in Europe; Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the Middle East; and Canada and the US in North America. At the helm Mustapha Kawam, was recently appointed as the President & CEO of Globe Express Services. He first joined the company in 1995 as a sales representative.

Under his leadership as the Managing Director of the Gulf States, Globe Express Services has received Maersk Line’s Platinum Award for four years in a row. GES announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network and also reported expansion activities in various parts of the globe. His current focus is directed towards maximizing industry opportunities and sustaining GES’ global success. He aims to continue the Company’s relentless efforts to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction and service and steadily build and expand GES’ business to create new opportunities. Additionally, he also wishes to establish a positive work environment for all employees, displays excellent leadership skills, an astute business acumen, and deep industry knowledge. Corporate social responsibility at GES Volunteerism and humanitarian initiatives are deeply ingrained in GES’ corporate culture. As an organization and as individuals, they take great pride in the social and environmental causes supported at both the local and global levels by actively participating in noteworthy activities such as spearheading medical missions, promoting education and the arts, launching charitable works for underprivileged women and children, distributing food and clothing provisions to those in need, and supporting environmental conservation and recycling efforts.

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ulf Cans & Packaging Industry (GCPI) was incorporated in 2010 and its commercial production started in January, 2012. During a very short span of time, Gulf Cans has established itself as a very reliable supplier in Middle East. Our product range consists of round lithographed tin cans for food & non food products, printed sheets, rlt assemblies, lids, easy open ends and peel off lids.

Quality Control To facilitate such continuous capacity growth and proactive expansion of its products and services, September, 2015 saw the opening of Delta Food Industries’ new Quality Control (QC) Laboratory; equipped with modern equipment for chemical and microbiological analysis of raw materials and finished products. QC also conducts physical inspection during the production phase to make sure all safety and hygiene standards are met. The quality control department plays a very important role in ensuring that all the products are safe for human consumption and the process of production conforms to the established regulations of the certifying agencies such as the HACCP, ISO and HALAL.

Our key strengths are quality and timely delivery.

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New machinery has been introduced for tinned milk manufacture

“With a versatile manufacturing unit, good team members and the active involvement of partners, Delta Food has progressed well and met expectations and visions, which has led us to our further expansion, and decision to venture into manufacturing evaporated milk and cream.”

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Quick expansion

The end result is a plethora of tailored products that Delta Food Industries knows will be successful in the Middle East market, embracing the latest consumer trends; not just in terms of eating habits, but also in regards

to how customers want their food packaged and presented. Subsequently supplying said products within tins, pouches, glass bottles, sachets and PET jars, the Company’s diversity also has a knockon effect on the types of sizes that can


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Delta is quick to recognise the customer needs and expands its portfolio of products to satisfy these market demands

Delta has continually expanded its production capabilities since inception

be offered as well. “Delta has introduced additional products as per the requirements of its existing customers which has resulted in quick expansion,” Osman explains. “Delta’s manufacturing unit is versatile, meaning it can increase its production

by adding different packaging units; for example, starting with tomato paste, Delta started with just two packaging sizes; 400 grams (g) and 850g. “Now, by adding different filler machines, it has numerous additional sizes; 70g, 175g, 370ml, 1.6 kilograms

(kg), 2.2 kg and 4.5 kg.” This strategy has been replicated across its milk powder products and completes a cycle of continuous improvement that embraces manufacturing, capacities, automation, flexibility and, ultimately, product quality and diversity.

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Trust and credibility

The demographic of customers subsequently enjoying the fruits of Delta’s labours are primarily private brands in international markets, as well as locally distributed to clients. The all-encompassing, turnkey nature of what Delta has created, however, now lends itself to looking further afield in the future. Osman notes: “Apart from UAE, Delta’s main customers are in Iraq and GCC countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. We also export to countries in Africa though, including Somalia, Sudan, Guinea and Ethiopia. Once our capacity permits, we will continue to branch out across the Arab league countries like Egypt and Libya too.” Facilitating this strategy is an in-house supply chain management department catering for the needs of both the Company’s internal systems and those of its customers; once again bringing into mind areas of sustainability and operational excellence.

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The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) presented the SAIF Excellence Award (SEA) to Mr Osman in December, 2014, in recognition of the Company’s outstanding achievements within the Free Zone and its exemplary business blueprint that has helped Delta Food become one of the more successful investors in the region.

CEO, Osman received the prestigious Global Leadership Award in recognition of his vast contribution to society as an influential entrepreneur. The recognition was given by the Kerala State Business Excellence Awards in partnership with the IBPC and Al Leem Knowledge Centre.

The excellence award was presented by event management Company, Glamour & Glitter in 2014 at the MILAAP event; an informal conclave of more than 400 successful businessmen whose significant contributions to the flourishing economy of the Emirates were given recognition.


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Delta Food Industries’ CEO, Shiraz Daud Osman has watched the Company he established alongside friend, Ali Parpinchi rise to the top of the sector in Dubai, creating strong business partnerships and customer loyalty along the way

Now, firmly driven by its newest and most significant of additional plants, Delta Food can cast an eye to a future which will also incorporate a stronger emphasis on vertical integration by establishing a plant to manufacture its tins; the Company’s primary packaging material. By doing so, the turnkey offering will be almost complete, the appeal to

customers will reach new levels on a broadened scale, and the Company will have come true on a promise which was first laid out by the founders back in 2011. “Delta’s USP is the manufacturing of goods in private labels, so not marketing the Delta brand on the packaged products; a strategy which most competitors don’t entertain,” Osman concludes. “Delta aims for quality

production and timely disposition of deliverables, and these are the key factors that establish trust and credibility with our partners and customers. “Delta is quick to recognise the customer needs and expand its portfolio of products to satisfy these market demands.” www.deltafood.ae

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Delta Food Industries Business Brochure - Europe and Middle East Outlook Issue 9