Middle East

Tetra Pak Izmir.

Production capacity to reach 9.8bn packages by 2015

Tetra Pak unveils €60m Turkish packaging plant upgrade

By Jenny Eagle

Tetra Pak will invest a further €36m in its packaging material plant in Izmir, Turkey to complete a €60m technology upgrade it started in 2012.

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) QSR inclusions expansion

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

By Jenny Eagle

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products such as ice cream, desserts, cookies and donuts.

(Picture credit: Iqbal Osman)

Irish Dairy Board invests $27m in Saudi halal cheese production

By Fiona Barry

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has invested €20m ($27m) in a dairy manufacturing and technology facility in Saudi Arabia, “to access the important dairy growth markets in the Middle East and North Africa region, supplying the Islamic Halal market segment”.

Chr. Hansen initiates camel cheese development project

Chr. Hansen initiates camel cheese development project

By Mark Astley

Chr. Hansen has teamed up with Kenyan firm Oleleshwa Enterprises Ltd to increase its knowledge of camel cheese production - knowledge it intends to pass on to camel owners in Africa and the Middle East for free.

Arla targets Algeria

Arla targets Algeria

By staff reporter

Arla Foods is looking to expand its milk powder business in
Algeria, in the dairy giant's latest push to gain a foothold in
emerging dairy markets.