UAE-based Silver Line Gate Group, a leading supplier of dairy related products, has announced plans to set up its new AED200 million ($54.4 million) manufacturing facility within Dubai Industrial City, a member of Tecom Group. 
The 1.37-million-sq-ft plant, which also houses the group's warehouse and corporate offices, is set to open in 2025. 
SLG Group’s manufacturing base joins many food manufacturers and processing firms producing and exporting foodstuffs globally from the industrial hub, boosting foreign trade and supporting the Dubai Economic Agenda D33.
According to SLG, the new facility will meet the demands of B2B and B2C customers across the GCC, African market and Southeast Asia.
It will also support the distribution of wholesale bakery products such as butter, whey powder, and vegetable shortening to bakeries, restaurants, ice cream manufacturers, hotels, caterers and other users across the UAE.
Welcoming the move, Saud Abu Alshawareb, the Executive Vice President of Industrial Leasing at Tecom Group, said the UAE leadership underscores food security as one of its key priorities. 
"With a growing volume of Dubai-based food manufacturers located in one address, Dubai Industrial City is leading the way for Dubai to cultivate a self-reliant food programme," he noted.
SLG Group General Manager Shereen Saeed said: "Our business is growing rapidly, fuelled by a growing demand for powdered milk and related products across the region. Our ability to cater to this demand, in terms of both output and timely delivery, hinges on our facility."
"Dubai Industrial City offers us a fully equipped industrial infrastructure to easily set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing and logistics centre from which we can better cater to many other markets," he noted.
According to him, SLG Group’s new facility is designed to meet the growing market using advanced technologies with fully automated machinery and equipment and will create more than 300 jobs. 
"Dubai’s strategic location, combined with Dubai Industrial City’s extensive transport network, including land, air, sea, and soon Etihad Rail, will provide SLG Group with unrivalled and convenient access to key markets," he added.-TradeArabia News Service