Dubai: UAE-based foodstuff manufacturer, Arab & India Spices, opened its new food processing plant Ajman on Sunday.

The hi-tech plant, which has an annual production capacity of 2,000 tonnes of foodstuff, has been set up at an estimated cost of Dh40 million, according to Arab & India spices.

It was inaugurated by Anurag Bhushan, Consul-General of India in Dubai.

“The Indian food products and spices are highly popular in the UAE and the region for its highest quality standards. Indo-GCC trade is vitally important to both regions for the continued prosperity of the market. The Gulf region is a major target market for India’s main export of food products,” Bhushan stated.

Arab & India Spices is one of the first foodstuff mills in the Middle East region that processes a range of foodstuff including pulses and ground spices. The new plant is part of the company’s plans to grow its UAE market share and expand further into the Gulf.

The company also supplies foodstuff to customers in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and Far Eastern markets.

Arab & India Spices produces and sells the entire range of Indian spices, and rice. The company imports raw pulses from most of the major pulse- producing countries like Myanmar, Australia, Canada, USA, China and India.