Duplas Al Sharq to increase production by 33% this year
Duplas Al Sharq LLC, a Dubai-based plastic manufacturing facility, intends to increase its production by 33% during the current year. Duplas is a subsidiary of Emirates Investment & Development PSC.
The company has injected a further Dh5 million in the existing Dh50 million plant to enhance product range. The move is aimed at meeting the ever increasing demand for plastic bottles in the region. Currently, 80% of the company production caters to the demands of lubricants industries. It is looking to expand in other sectors such as detergents and disinfectants cosmetics, healthcare, juices, dairy and water.
Mohammed Nofal, General Manager of Duplas, said: “With the addition of new parts our production capability will increase manifold. We produced 30 million bottles last year and intend to improve our production to 40 million units this year. We have an impressive client list which has local as well as international brands. Some of our clients are Reckitt Benckiser, Dabur International, United Grease & Lubricants, Stanley Trading, Pride International, AXCL Gulf, Emirates Industry for Camel Milk.”
He added as the market for plastic industry in the region is growing at the rate of 15% per year, the company hopes to boost its market share in the region through the new initiative.
Currently, Duplas is exporting only 15% of its output in the region, Africa and Pakistan but intends to touch the 30% mark this year. The products are constantly monitored to keep abreast with the highest industry standards and compete at the regional and the international level. The company achieved ISO 9001-2000 certification in its second year of operation.
Nofal raved: “Our goal is to dominate the Middle East and Gulf markets by increasing our reach further and thus plan to enter a totally new segment - plastics for building and construction industry.”