Iffco Group

Iffco Group

A story of integration and innovation

IFFCO is a United Arab Emirates based innovative and integrated multi food products Group. With an established global presence, the Group offers a wide range of food products, related derivatives, intermediates and services.

Key business segments
– Impulse Foods
– Agri Business
– Oils & Fats
– Packaging
– Chemicals
– Sales and Distribution

International network
The IFFCO Group worldwide comprises of 32 offices and 30 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries. From the Group comes some well-known brand leaders including :
– Allana
– Tiffany
– Al Baker
– London Dairy
– Igloo
– Hayat
– Noor
– Rahma
– Allegro

Across these brands, the Group delivers value to consumers in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, West Asia, the Far East, Australia and the USA.

History

IFFCO GROUP DEVELOPMENT

Year
Key Development
1975
  • Group’s entry into UAE with establishment of International Foodstuffs Co (IFFCO) in Sharjah, UAE, for trading in frozen and dry foodstuffs, commodities, fruits and eggs.
1981
  • Commencement of manufacturing activities: Setting up of meat processing plant in Sharjah under IFFCO.
1986
  • Acquisition of Unipex Dairy Products Co. Ltd (Unipex) in Sharjah, manufacturing ‘Igloo’ ice creams.
  • Acquisition of Intergulf Ltd, operating a refrigerated public warehousing facility at Port Khalid, Sharjah.
1989
  • Establishment of Tiffany Foods Ltd. (Tiffany) and commercial production of ‘Tiffany’ biscuits and wafers at Port Khalid, Sharjah.
1990
  • Establishment of Emirates Refining Co. Ltd. (Erco) to produce refined edible oils at Port Khalid, Sharjah.
  • Launch of ‘Hayat’ vegetable oils and ghee.
1991
  • Production of ‘Tiffany’ snack foods under Tiffany, Sharjah.
1992
  • Setting-up of Emirates Polymers (a division of Intergulf Ltd.) to manufacture food grade PVC compounds at Port Khalid, Sharjah.
  • Launch of ‘Noor’ sunflower oil by ERCO.
1993
  • Production of ‘Tiffany’ confectionery products under Tiffany, Sharjah.
1994
  • Expansion of snack food facilities with production of natural potato chips and extruded products under Tiffany, Sharjah.
1995
  • Setting-up of Seville Products Ltd. (LLC) for manufacturing toilet and laundry soaps at Rashidiya, Dubai.
  • Expansion of biscuit manufacturing facilities (Lines 2 and 3) at Tiffany, Sharjah.
1996
  • Emirates Grain Products Co. LLC (Emigrain) commenced wheat milling operations at Port Khalid, Sharjah.
1997
  • Setting-up of seafood processing plant at Sharjah under IFFCO.
  • Acquisition of Al Ain National Juice & Refreshments Co. LLC (Al Ain Juice) producing fruit juices and drinks at Al Ain (Abu Dhabi).
  • Expansion of Erco’s production facilities; production of hydrogenated ghee and margarine.
  • Expansion of Intergulf’s logistical activities to include freight forwarding and surface transportation services.
1998
  • Acquisition of International Packaging Co. LLC (IPC) producing corrugated boxes at Ajman.
  • Further expansion of biscuits manufacturing facility (Line 4) at Tiffany, Sharjah.
  • Emigrain’s milling capacity and silo storage capacity substantially enhanced at Sharjah.
1999
  • Production of chocolates at Al Quoz, Dubai, under Seville Products Ltd (LLC).
  • Expansion of ice cream range through extruded products at Unipex, Sharjah.
  • Expansion of Al Ain Juice facilities to manufacture long life milk.
  • Commencement of bakery ingredients manufacture.
  • Manufacture of culinary products, liquid detergents and cleaning materials under Seville at Rashidiya, Dubai.
  • Setting up of grain storage and trans-shipment facilities at Hamriyah Port, Sharjah under International Foodstuffs Company Ltd. (Hamriyah Branch).
2000
  • Production of pasta at Seville, Al Quoz, Dubai.
  • Feed Mill commences production under Emigrain, Sharjah.
  • Launch of ‘London Dairy’ premium ice cream by Unipex.
  • Further expansion of biscuit production facility (Line 5) at Tiffany, Sharjah.
  • Further expansion of Erco’s manufacturing facilities at Sharjah; production of speciality fats.
2001
  • Production of packaged cakes at Seville, Al Quoz, Dubai.
  • Contract manufacturing of ‘Betty Crocker’ cake mixes for General Mills Inc, USA.
2002
  • Setting-up of facilities for manufacturing frozen bakery products (including frozen parathas, croissants, puff pastries and bread rolls) under IFFCO, Sharjah.
  • Production of ‘Al Baker’ instant noodles under IFFCO (Hamriyah) at Sharjah.
  • Commencement of PET preforms production under Empol at Port Khalid, Sharjah.
2003
  • Launch of ‘Quanta’ biscuits, chocolates and milk shakes.
  • Expansion of PET preform production facility at Empol, Sharjah.
  • Contract manufacturing of ‘Toffo’ confectionery for Nestle under Seville, Dubai.
2004
  • New facility opened at Ramoul to manufacture PET preforms under Empol Ltd LLC.
  • ERCO achieves 1.0 billion litres of edible oil sales.
  • Unipex’s ‘Raspberry Sorbet’ awarded as the best innovative product in Australia.
2005
  • Contract manufacturing of ‘Hershey’s’ chocolates and Nestle’s ‘Tola’ chocolate bars under Seville, Dubai.
2006
  • Production of poultry eggs at Emirates Poultry Farm L.L.C.
  • Acquisition of a leading food distribution company in Oman – Bahwan Foods (Khalijana) Co. L.L.C., renamed as IFFCO Distribution L.L.C.
  • Acquisition of 100% ownership of Dubai Meat Packers, Dubai manufacturing ‘Dat-Schaub’, ‘Emborg’ and ‘Khaleej’ brands of processed meat products.
  • Contract manufacturing of ‘Hellmans’ and ‘Knorr’ mayonnaise for Unilever at Al Ain.
  • Contract manufacturing of ‘Nestle’ chocolate coated wafers at Seville, Dubai.
2007
  • FISB, Malaysia (JV)
  • IFFCO Distribution, Oman (Acquisition)
  • Asian Oils & Derivatives, Malaysia (Acquisition)
  • Gulf Grand Juice, UAE (Acquisition)
2008
  • L’Appetissante & Maghreb Food, Tunisia (Acquisition)
  • IFFCO Kuwait (Acquisition)
  • Al Khazna Poultry Farm, Al Ain (Acquisition)
  • Shareholding in NABIL, Oman
2010
  • Felda IFFCO Gida, Turkey (Acquisition of assets)
  • Felda IFFCO France (Incorporation)
  • Felda Oil Products, Malaysia (JV)
  • PT Synergy Oil Nusantara, Indonesia (JV)
  • Shareholding in Sohar Poultry, Oman (through JV)

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