DUBAI 22 April 2017: The Mai Dubai expansion project will include a 1km-long monorail to transport goods — one of the longest-ever built in the region and in the industry.
The expansion will more than doubles the current production capacity of Mai Dubai, and improves, and increases, efficiency through fully-automated warehouses for finished goods and raw material.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), led the ground-breaking of Mai Dubai’s new expansion project in Yalayis off Al Qudra road in Dubai.
Jay Andres, CEO of Mai Dubai, Mai Dubai staff, Dewa’s Executive Vice-Presidents and senior officials from Archcorp, Amana and Tebodin, the companies working on the project, also attended.
The project is the first of its kind for the bottled water industry in the region, and consists of 2 phases that will be completed by mid-2018.
“After three years since the launch of Mai Dubai, it has become a very popular brand and one of the leading bottled drinking water companies in the UAE in record time. This ground-breaking represents another significant milestone in Mai Dubai’s journey, which will promote our success and help us attain our future ambitions. The project will allow Mai Dubai to raise the level of competition in the bottled water industry, locally and globally, by implementing best practices and the latest technologies in this field,” added Al Tayer.
“Our team is excited about our new facility. We will get new equipment for the factory, as we believe this will be a key to our ongoing competitiveness and pursuit of innovative solutions,” said Jay Andres.
Started in 2014
Mai Dubai’s commercial production began in March 2014. The factory has received FDA, HACCP, ISO22000, and Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) certifications. The factory currently applies the certified policies and procedures according to OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management, and ISO 14001 Environment Management Systems.
The factory produces low-sodium water with a balanced blend of minerals bottled in small and medium-size bottles of 1.5 litres, 500ml, 330ml and 200ml, as well as five-gallon bottles. It also produces cups in 2 sizes: 100ml and 200ml. To date, it has exported its products to several countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the GCC.
Mai Dubai is an independent Limited Liability Company fully-owned by Dewa. It is a significant step in the bottled drinking water industry in Dubai, ensuring the highest standards of quality, locally and globally.
By Sheena Amos