Saudi’s Berain Water to set up $37 mln water bottling plant in the UAE
Saudi Arabia-based Berain Water has signed an agreement with UAE developer ZonesCorp to set up a 36,000 square meters water bottling plant in the food industry zone of Al Ain Industrial City.
With an investment of $37.5 million, the plant will produce around 70,000 200-600 milliliters bottles or 27,000 1.5 liters bottles per hour, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Set to commence operations in the first quarter of 2020, the facility will be able to handle the production of bottled water and other beverages in various types of packaging such as glass and plastic bottles, in addition to manufacturing bottles and plastic caps.
"The facility will create 424 employment opportunities in manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sales. This may increase to 807 jobs within two years with the addition of new production lines in 2021 as we start exporting to the rest of the GCC," Berain Water CEO Mahdi Nasser Al Qahtani said.