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Brasil Foods invests in UAE.
Brazilian firm to invest Dh533m in Kizad’s Food Cluster.
The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, Kizad, has signed a new agreement with Brasil Foods (BRF), South America’s largest food processing company.
The agreement with Federal Foods Company, the local arm of Brasil Foods, was signed by Engineer Khaled Salmeen, CEO and Managing Director of Kizad, and Patricio Rohner, General Director BRF Middle East.

The Dh533 million investment provides Brasil Foods with a land plot of 1,743,00 sq. ft. in the free zone area’s food manufacturing cluster of Kizad Area A, which will be used to produce diverse products including meat products, marinated processed foods and other bread based foods.
Expected to be fully operational by 2014, the Kizad plant will have a production capacity of 80,000 tonnes annually.
Commenting on the occasion, Khaled Salmeen said: "We are pleased to welcome South America’s largest food processing company, and the largest poultry exporter in the world, to Kizad. Through Kizad’s food manufacturing cluster, we aim to support Abu Dhabi’s Economic vision 2030 by increasing food production within the emirate through reducing dependence on imports. Brasil Foods will benefit from Kizad’s multi-modal transportation infrastructure and proximity to Khalifa Port, the only semi-automated port in the Middle East, allowing them to tap new markets and increase their business output dramatically".
Patricio Rohner at Brasil Foods said: "Our strategic agreement with Kizad will facilitate access to global markets faster and more efficiently, giving us the competitive advantage and enhancing our brand penetration, distribution, and sales. Setting up in Kizad will also allow Brasil Foods to produce local goods and processed foods that customised to fit the local and regional demand, and expand our food portfolio."

Based in Sao Paolo, Brasil Foods, South America’s largest food processing company, and the world’s largest poultry exporter, was formed following a merger between two of the largest meat packers, Sadia and Perdigao.