Arabian Can Industry LLC joins Empac as its second international associate memberAdministador
Empac, European Metal Packaging, the association bringing together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners, today announced that Arabian Can Industry LLC has become its second international associate member, after Jamestrong Packaging Australia & New Zealand which joined the organisation in March 2015.
Based in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Arabian Can Industry LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Al Ghurair Group of Companies, a successful diversified family-owned conglomerate. The company is one of the foremost producers of tinplate cans and components with production facilities in the Middle East.
Established in 2000, Arabian Can Industry LLC is specialised in 3-piece metal can manufacturing for a variety of industries with a focus in food products. The company has an integrated and versatile can plant with full in-house facilities for tinplate high-tech printing, coating and manufacturing of built cans and components. It has been successfully accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 2200:2005, as well as HACCP standard. Arabian Can Industry LLC produces around 160 million cans and employs 140 people.
“Arabian Can Industry is delighted to have joined Empac. The company started exporting in 2003 to the wider Middle East, Africa, Sri Lanka and India. But today, our goal is larger. Joining Empac will help us better understand the trends in the European metal packaging market and its current laws and regulations. I am confident that this important step for the company will bring us mutual benefit in the sharing of information, and will add to the development of the metal packaging industry in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Neil Houghton, General Manager of Arabian Can Industry LLC.
“Empac is very pleased to welcome Arabian Can Industry to our organisation,” said Gordon Shade, CEO of Empac. “The entry of this major Middle-Eastern company underlines Empac’s ambition to continue its international development with companies with like-minded aims”.