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Tetra Pak in deal to install filling line in Sharjah's Mleiha Dairy

SHARJAH, 26 days ago

The Sharjah Agricultural and Livestock Production (EKTFA), affiliated with the Department of Agriculture and Livestock, has awarded a contract for the installation of the Tetra Top packaging line in the “Mleiha Dairy Factory”.
 
This factory is one of the sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions offered by Tetra Pak, a leading company in the field of food manufacturing and packaging solutions.
 
This collaboration involves the utilisation of the latest technologies in sustainable packaging solutions provided by the company and their adoption in the 'Mleiha Dairy Factory,' the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates for dairy production based on organic farming.
 
A high-level delegation from 'EKTFA,' led by Dr Engineer Khalifa Musabih Ahmed Al Tunaiji, the CEO of the Sharjah Agricultural and Livestock Production, visited Tetra's main production facility in Lund, Sweden, to explore advanced technology in dairy production and sustainable packaging solutions. 
 
The delegation was accompanied by Nils Högård, the General Manager of Tetra Pak in the Arab region.
 
This visit shed light on the comprehensive and integrated capabilities offered by Tetra to support sustainable dairy production, including equipping the production facility with the latest processing equipment and sustainable packaging lines. 
 
Tetra will also provide support for after-sales services throughout the supply chain. This partnership reflects the efforts of the Sharjah government to establish a fully organic dairy factory and a facility that uses carton packaging, contributing to environmental preservation and promoting sustainability.
 
During the visit, a new agreement was signed for the installation of the Tetra Top packaging line in the 'Mleiha Dairy Factory,' which is considered one of the most innovative sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions. 
 
According to this agreement, Tetra Top packages will be used for all products in the factory. These packages combine the convenience of glass containers with the modern design of carton packaging. 
 
Tetra Top packages are suitable for refrigerated products and beverages that are stored at home and on the go. Unlike plastic-based packaging, Tetra Top packages are lightweight, space-efficient, and easy to handle during opening, pouring, and drinking.
 
Furthermore, the two parties signed a second agreement regarding the factory's equipment and distribution operations. 
 
Under this, Tetra will provide all the necessary facilities, including steam, air, chilled water, and treatment, for the processing equipment and packaging machines in the 'Mleiha Dairy Factory.'
 
Dr Al Tunaiji said: "We are excited about this partnership with one of the leading companies in the field of food and beverage manufacturing and packaging solutions. Tetra's advanced technologies and commitment to sustainability align perfectly with our vision of providing organic and local dairy products to the people of the UAE."
 
"This agreement represents an important step for both parties," he added.
 
Commenting on the visit and the signed agreements, Högård said: "We are honoured to be the chosen partner of the Department of Agriculture and Livestock in Sharjah and EKTFA for the development of the 'Mleiha Dairy Factory,' which is the first of its kind in the UAE, focusing on organic production and sustainability."
 
Tetra Top has established a prominent position in the field of manufacturing and packaging solutions by providing comprehensive solutions from processing to packaging, ensuring consumers receive fresh products while considering the importance of reducing the environmental footprint through sustainable packaging operations, he added.-TradeArabia News Service
 



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