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Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

By Jenny Eagle+

09-Nov-2016
Last updated on 09-Nov-2016 at 12:58 GMT2016-11-09T12:58:50Z

The Ar-kom stand at Gulfood Manufacturing.

The Ar-kom stand at Gulfood Manufacturing.

Ar-kom project management and consultancy firm, is building a confectionery plant in Algeria to become operational in 2017.

The company, which is based in Dubai, works with Sollich, Netzsch, Chocotech and Euromec German and Italian firms. 

GCC, MENA, booming market

Speaking to Mehmet Berberoglu, MD, Ar-kom, at Gulfood Manufacturing (November 7-9) at Dubai World Trade Centre, he said Ar-kom carries out greenfield projects for the confectionery and dairy industry. 

It supplies project management, design and procurement of the factories to be built. 

We think the GCC, Middle East and Africa is the future and it will be booming in the next 10 years,” said Berberoglu. 

Now we are building a greenfield project in Algeria as well as Turkey and Qatar in confectionery.” 

He said the company had been working on the project in Northern Algeria for four years. 

Northern Algeria

Everyone wants to invest in Algeria right now because it’s a booming market with excellent export opportunities,” he added. 

It is however, a tough challenge because of the bureaucracy. We will become operational in 2017

We are also thinking of developing our own flour facility there because it is not as easy to get the same quality there.”

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