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Best global brands call RAK home

From the world’s best ceramics to the finest teas brewed around the globe, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has attracted an impressive list of global brands to set up shop on its shores

Reliable buses manufactured in rak

Did you know that a majority of UAE’s public transport buses are made in Ras Al Khaimah? Ashok Leyland, the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of buses makes and supplies buses for public transport within the UAE. Setting up its base in Ras Al Khaimah in 2006, the global brand manufactures around 3,000 buses a year and supplies them across the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).

Delightful tea blends from rak to the world

Did you know that one of the world’s top five tea brands blends its products in Ras Al Khaimah? From its manufacturing plant in the emirate, the UK brand Ahmad Tea produces a whopping 14 million kilograms of delightful tea blends every year, which are exported to 80 countries around the world.

Ceramics from rak beautify iconic landmarks

The UAE’s Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Ferrari World are iconic architectural benchmarks. But did you know that they all feature ceramic products manufactured in Ras Al Khaimah? Yes, by RAK Ceramics, one of the largest ceramics brands in the world. The UAE brand distributes 116 million square metres of tiles, five million pieces of sanitaryware, 24 million pieces of porcelain tableware and one million pieces of faucets globally every year.

Personal care products distributed from rak

Did you know that Ras Al Khaimah is a manufacturing hub for personal care products? Dabur Naturelle, part of the Dabur Group, one of India’s largest manufacturers of personal care products, has been operating from Ras Al Khaimah and supplying to the Middle East and North Africa since 2007. Its wide range of products include everything from toothpaste to hair and skincare products.

Authentic italian cheese perfected in rak

That’s right. Authentic creamy mozzarella is produced in RAK by Italfood, one of the most popular brands of cheese in Italy. The company has been supplying to households, restaurants and hotels in the UAE and GCC from their RAK factory since 2010. The secret to its light, creamy cheese? Italfood only uses high-quality ingredients and the very best milk from UAE farms to make
its products.

Ahmad Tea’s production facility in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Common factor

These brands are among the world’s best. But do you know what they all have in common? Apart from being in RAK, they all have chosen Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) as their operational base. It is RAK’s world-class industrial hub that caters for more than 50 industries, including automotive, glass and ceramics, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cement, packing and packaging, robotics, and many more.

RAKEZ’s cost-effective industrial solutions have attracted more than 770 global manufacturers from various industries, which are all now operating from state-of-the-art warehouses and plots of land across three specialised industrial zones in proximity to major logistical hubs. That’s definitely every manufacturer’s dream.

More than this, RAKEZ offers simplified processes as well as a wide range of premier services in one-stop shops. From licensing, visa, leasing and other support services, investors can accomplish everything in one location. RAKEZ one-stop shops also serve as a focal point to various government entities, making it easier for companies to process government-related approvals.

Recognised by fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2018 for its effort in reducing red tape, RAKEZ offers global investors an enhanced level of ease of doing business.

If you wish to expand your industrial operations to RAKEZ please call+971 7 204 1111 or toll free (UAE) on 800 RAKEZ (72539), or visit www.rakez.com

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