ZonesCorp participates in the Hannover Messe exhibition in Germany

April 25, 2017

Al Khyeli: The exhibition is a valuable opportunity to showcase the world of Abu Dhabi’s success in the industrial sector

ZonesCorp is participating in the “International Hannover Messe” exhibition, which is considered to be the largest international exhibition of its kind in the world. The exhibition will be held from April 24 to 28 and the UAE pavilion at the exhibition, which is led by the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.

During the exhibition, ZonesCorp will be showcasing its most important projects in the industrial sector, particularly the new “Rahayel City” project and the Food Zones in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. ZonesCorp is participating in the exhibition through two platforms: one is at the UAE pavilion and the second is in the car manufacturing pavilion, in which both will provide live presentations and detailed explanations on the progress of both projects as well as the promising investment opportunities they offer to local and international investors.

On this occasion, HE Saeed Eisa Al Khyeli, Director General of ZonesCorp commented: “ZonesCorp’s participation this year in the Hannover Fair is a valuable opportunity to showcase the success of industrial sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to the world. ZonesCorp has played a pioneering role in the development of the sector, currently managing more than 650 industrial facilities in its economic zones, representing over 29 billion dirhams of investment. Furthermore, ZonesCorp manages 30 residential cities that accommodate more than 450,000 workers in accordance with the highest international standards”.

Al Khyeli added: “We will be showcasing the recently unveiled Rahayel City Project during the exhibition. Spread over an area of 12.3 km², Rahayel is a best in class integrated ‘Auto Hub’ designed to accommodate the full range of auto-related businesses and supporting services underpinned by world class infrastructure. Rahayel City will serve as a focal point for all automotive related businesses in Abu Dhabi, providing a diverse and attractive range of auto-related investment opportunities. The exhibition is therefore the ideal platform to promote the project globally, encourage investment and showcase the project to major international companies wishing to invest in the growing auto sector in the UAE”.

Al-Khyeli also mentioned: “As for the new food zones in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, this is a key strategic project for ZonesCorp. The Emirate’s ability to produce high-quality, competitive and value-added goods, accompanied by a strong logistics network and its strategic geographic location has seen it emerge as one of the most important regional food production and processing centres. Launched at SIAL Middle East in December 2017, we have seen significant interest in the land with nearly a 3rd of the available acreage already earmarked for development. The Food Zones in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain encompass a total area of 2,287,434 sqm and feature a wide range of plot sizes in designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes from SME’s upwards. The zones currently houses 24 food production facilities that produce a wide range of products for the local and regional markets including water and cold drinks, dates and animal feed, poultry and dairy products, as well as one of the largest caviar farms in the world.

Al Khyeli also pointed during the exhibition to the participation of ZonesCorp at the Emirates Investment Forum, a forum that brings together business leaders, industry leaders, decision-makers, investors and the media in Germany and the world to showcase the promising investment opportunities in the UAE. The forum is organized by the Department of Economic Development which is headed by H.E Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, and HE Ali Majid Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.

ZonesCorp has achieved significant achievements over the last 13 years, attracting large numbers of specialized companies in the field of manufacturing industries to its industrial cities that now make up more than 50% of the industrial and manufacturing GDP of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.