Mondelēz International Opens $90 Million ‘factory of the future’ in Bahrain

By Laura Mullan
Mondelēz International, the snack company behind brands such as Oreos and Ritz, has opened a new $90mn factory in Bahrain. The new 250,000 square mete...

Mondelēz International, the snack company behind brands such as Oreos and Ritz, has opened a new $90mn factory in Bahrain.

The new 250,000 square meter manufacturing facility is the size of 30 soccer fields with a production capacity of nearly 45,000 tons per year.

The US-based company has already invested over $75mn in a Kraft cheese and Tang-powdered beverage plant in Bahrain.

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Demand for Mondelēz's biscuits in the Middle East and Africa has been growing at double-digit rates, according to the company.

The new state-of-the-art facility aims to capitalise on this growing demand by serving as a hub for exports to the region, helping Mondelēz cut down on delivery costs and improve the freshness of its items.

Mondelēz says that the two plants will help to create 150 direct jobs and help sustain over 12,000 indirect jobs.

“This investment in Bahrain is a great example of how we’re building a world-class supply chain, with Factories of the Future in strategic locations around the world designed to simplify operations, increase flexibility, improve productivity and meet the growth demands of our Power Brands,” said Daniel Myers, Executive Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain.

He added: “This investment in Bahrain is a great example of how we’re building a world-class supply chain, with Factories of the Future in strategic locations around the world designed to simplify operations, increase flexibility, improve productivity and meet the growth demands of our Power Brand.”

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