Dubai firm mulls plan for halal food factory in Brazil

Al Islami Foods also plans to open office in Sao Paulo as it looks to expand operations in Brazil
Dubai firm mulls plan for halal food factory in Brazil
By Staff writer
Fri 18 Mar 2016 10:16 AM

Dubai-based Al Islami Foods is planning to open an office in Sao Paulo as it looks to expand its operations in Brazil, it has been reported.

The company, which in 2014 said it was looking to create 1,000 new jobs with a factory in Dubai which will triple production levels, is also considering opening a poultry processing plant in Brazil, the Brazil-Arab News Agency said.

The company specialises in halal products, which are prepared in accordance with Islamic tradition, and has a long-standing history of doing business with Brazilian suppliers, it added.

Al Islami executives reportedly visited the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce offices earlier this month, to discuss their plans for expansion in the country.

By the opening the office, the company intends to "secure a foothold in the country" in order to consolidate their relationship with suppliers, the news agency said, adding that it is also looking to their imports to cater to the UAE and other Gulf countries.

The company owns two plants in the UAE and is planning another one in Saudi Arabia. An eventual plant in Brazil would come as part of a strategy to cater to demand for halal food products outside the Gulf, including the Muslim community in Europe.

For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.