Hamriyah Free Zone Authority welcomes Arab India Spices, the world’s second-largest pulses processor at its Sharjah Food Park, where it built 12 silos with total investments of 200 million dirhams. The grain storage warehouses will have an operating capacity of 52,000 metric tons of pulses at a time. The project was announced during a ceremony held at HFZ’s premises in the presence of Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of HFZA, Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of HFZA, Harish Kumarlal Tahiliani, owner of Arab India Spices, as well as senior officials from both sides.
The 12 grain storage warehouses will be built over a total area of 300,000 square feet in the Food Park and would be the biggest in the MENA region, enough to cater to the whole of the UAE for six full months. Al Mazrouei said, “The global leader in the pulses and Arab India Spices industry will definitely achieve significant gains, thanks to HFZA’s competitive services and facilities, which will help it develop and augment its investments.”
For his part, Harish Kumarlal Tahiliani said, “The competitive services offered by Hamriyah Free Zone perfectly meet our expansion requirements, especially its shipping and logistical facilities, which match the highest international standards. The project’s launch is promising and once inaugurated, it will shoot up our investments in the UAE from 350 million dirhams to 500 million dirhams, a growth of 43 percent.” He also added that if more silos and warehouses are built, they will be used to store rice, wheat, and grains.