February 18, 2015

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha agreement with National Catering Company (NCC) Group of Companies, one of the largest organisations in the UAE, specialising in catering, facilities management and the retail Food and Beverage (F&B) sector.

The agreement secures the NCC Group of Companies a 25,000-sqm plot of land in the Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) where NCC will invest approximately AED 50 million to set up its new central production unit, laboratories and warehousing logistics hub, including a new headquarter.

The new plant will allow NCC to further expand on its food processing business and its catering service provisions offered to government and private organisations predominantly within the local market, ranging from oil and gas companies to labour cities, as well as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors.

On the warehousing and logistics side, NCC will triple its storage capacity at Khalifa Industrial Zone. By doing so, it responds to the increasing needs of the company while ensuring that products are always readily available for its growing customer base. NCC will also use the new location as a hub for new online delivery platform, which is currently being developed, to enhance its customers’ experience and convenience through its new digital supermarket brand Souq Planet.

“With NCC, we welcome another strong business partner to Khalifa Industrial Zone.  By locating its new facilities in the industrial zone, NCC will be able to optimise its distribution activities and maximise supply chain efficiencies as a direct result of the industrial zone’s excellent infrastructure and intermodal transportation networks,” said Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports.

“By being located in Taweelah, right between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, we will significantly expand our reach to customers in both emirates and strengthen our market position. With our advanced technologies and increased storage capacity, the new production plant will give us the opportunity to further broaden our service offerings and deliver high quality products in line with international standards and the company’s new strategy,” said Tarek El Goweiny, CEO, NCC.

NCC is headquartered in Abu Dhabi and has more than 15 branches across the Emirate, including the Western Region. The company also has an international presence in Kuwait and Yemen.

NCC’s new plant at Khalifa Industrial Zone is expected to commence operations by Q4 2016.