Del Monte Foods finishes new Doha facility

Del Monte Foods’ spokespeople have said the company has completed work on its new facility in Doha, Qatar.  Construction of the building, which has a built-up area of 2,200 sq m, began in October last year and was completed this September. It has been set up as a joint venture with Doha National Food Industries, a fully owned company by Al Watania International Holdings.

The new facility will be able to produce 5 tons of shredded lettuce and 3 tons of other vegetables per day; 2,400 liters of freshly squeezed juice per day. The kitchen will produce 500-750 salads, sandwiches and snacks per hour.

This facility will help to accommodate the increased demand caused by the expected increase in tourism in the next few months. The typical volume for the region is 15,000 tons per month, which is expected to double during the next few months.

Hassan Alkhiyami, COO of AWIHC, said the partnership with Del Monte is part of its long-term growth strategy to work with international brands to produce locally in order to meet the Qatar 2030 vision and Qatar Food Security plans. "Going forward, Del Monte Foods will use the facility to meet the increasing demand of its new and existing customers in the retail sector as well with its new range of ultra-fresh juices, fresh cut fruits and vegetables, prepared sandwiches, and ready-to-eat salads that are conveniently packed to meet consumers’ needs.”



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