Fresh Del Monte Produce Opens New Fresh-Cut Facility in Qatar
DOHA, QATAR - Fresh Del Monte Produce is concentrating its efforts in the Middle East with a brand-new facility. Recently, the provider announced the completion of its new fresh-cut facility in Doha, Qatar, conveniently finishing before the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. The opening of this facility comes at an opportune moment as needed volumes of its products are expected to double during upcoming tourist events.
According to the releases, the facility is a joint venture between Fresh Del Monte and Doha National Food Industries W.L.L, a fully owned company by Al Watania International Holdings P.Q.S.C.
The facility will supply a global quick-service restaurant with ultra-fresh juice, fresh-cut fruits, fresh-cut veggies, freshly prepared sandwiches, and freshly prepared salad bowls.
The typical volume for the region is 15,000 tons per month, which is expected to double during the next few months. Del Monte’s newest facility will be able to produce five tons of shredded lettuce and three tons of other vegetables per day; 2,400 liters of freshly squeezed juice per day; and the kitchen will produce 500–750 salads, sandwiches, and snacks per hour. Talk about a packed stadium of happy customers.
Construction of the facility, encompassing 2,200 square meters (23,680 square feet), began in October 2021 and was finished in September 2022. The commissioning of the leaf line was set up within three weeks, which included the equipment becoming operational and all audits being passed.
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