H.E. Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri Visits Agthia’s Grand Mills Factory and Lab To Reinforce UAE’s Food Security Priorities
Visit aims to enhance food security and agricultural operations in the UAE
Abu Dhabi, 04 October, 2020: A Delegation from Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) lead by H.E. Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director General of ADAFSA visited Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, which is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy. His Excellency inspected the laboratory and the Grand Mills Factory of the group in order to discuss the procedures of how Agthia can continue supporting the UAE’s food security agenda.
The visit reinforces the UAE’s food security and agricultural sustainability priorities to enhance food quality in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and maintain its strong agricultural value chain. A tour of the facilities also took place which showcased the abundance of Grand Mills Flour silos and the high-quality animal feed operations which support the country’s food security ecosystem.
H.E. Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director General of ADAFSA, said: “ADAFSA is committed to support and encourage sustainable agricultural development and doubling the agricultural sector’s contribution to Abu Dhabi’s GDP, and Agthia plays a key role as part of the UAE’s food security alliance. The contributions I have witnessed today by Agthia, strategically align to realize our leadership’s vision. A vision which aims to make Abu Dhabi a leading global center for agricultural innovation, achieving agricultural sustainability, developing the domestic livestock sector, support our biosecurity system and strengthen the food security system.
In addition, Agthia’s R&D roadmap contributes to the agricultural and food investment strategy developed recently by ADAFSA, and will play a vital role to support the food security system and research into the agriculture and livestock sector, they will also help increase farmers’ and breeders’ income in these areas,” Al Ameri noted.
Alan Smith, CEO of Agthia Group, said: “As one of the UAE’s key players in F&B industry, Agthia is committed to providing the highest quality food, beverage and animal feed products in the market. This is underscored by our continued work to efficiently develop and introduce more brands in the market based on evolving consumer demands. Agthia’s Agrivita, the leading provider of animal feed solutions in the market is a testament to our efforts and contributes to the way in which livestock plays a vital role in nutrition. This essential sector can provide additional resources and higher productivity of food, as well as shrink the gap between the import of these products and local production.”
The visit to Grand Mills also included a tour of the labs to understand the quality system in place and the analysis that goes behind developing premium animal feed and how Agthia diligently controls vitamins and minerals for optimal use.
Dr. Rabih Kamleh, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Quality Assurance said, “Agthia’s role in the UAE’s F&B industry encompasses a holistic approach which begins with our diligent work in research and development through our labs. Onsite, technology powers the innovations we develop which elevates Agthia beyond a traditional animal feed provider, but more importantly, a total nutrition provider. At Agthia, we strongly believe in functional feed for functional food as this directly impacts the food we eat. Our animal feed is developed through our R&D capabilities and only includes clean ingredients. This underscores our aim to provide the most nutritious options to support the markets in which we operate across the region, as well as here at home in the UAE.”
At Grand Mills Factory and Lab, research is conducted in order to improve the quality of nutrition and animal feed products. The research laboratory produces and tests animal feed quality to ensure adequate nutrition that will advance animal production in the UAE by improving quality, increasing productivity and reducing animal mortality, which expands Abu Dhabi’s agriculture ecosystem and growing the supply of sustainable, high quality local food.
Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company. Established in 2004, the Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol “AGTHIA”. Through Senaat, the Agthia is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.
The Company’s assets are located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Turkey. Agthia offers a world class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high quality and trusted food and beverage products for customers and consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey and the wider Middle East. More than 4,000 employees are engaged in manufacturing, distribution and marketing various food and beverage products: Water (Al Ain, Al Bayan, Alpin Natural Spring Water, Bambini); Flour (Grand Mills); Animal Feed (Agrivita); Juices (Al Ain Fresh, Capri Sun); Dairy (Yoplait); Processed Food (Al Ain Tomato Paste, Frozen Vegetable); Ambient and Frozen Bakery (Grand Mills). For more information: www.agthia.com | email@example.com | Tel: 971 2 506 0600.