Two new machines valued at AED 4 million increases Al Ain Dairy’s capacity of yoghurt and fermented products by 40%.
Al Ain Dairy, the first established dairy farm in the UAE and a leading producer of dairy products, has purchased two new systems; a primodan rot-o min cups filling machine and a filmatic rotary bottle filling machine. The two new systems, valued at AED 4 million will play a key role in increasing Al Ain Dairy’s capacity and meet growing demand for its dairy and non-dairy products.
Whereas the first machine, Primodan rot-o-min cups filling machine, will fill stirred fruit yoghurts, crème caramel, custards and fruit desserts into cups, the second machine, filmatic rotary bottle filling machine will fill bottles with fresh milk and juices. With higher operational speeds, these new systems will ensure that more bottles are filled, thus increasing the amount of products and quantity that Al Ain Dairy can produce on a daily basis. With the installation of the Rot-O-Min Primodan cup filling machine, Al Ain Dairy’s production of fermented milk products has increased by 40% and now fills over 8,000 cups an hour.
“Prior to installing the new machines, we were not able to fulfill our sales and marketing requirements as the capacity was not enough to produce the allocated quantity. As a result we were simply not producing enough to cater to the full market demand,” said Abdullah Saif Saeed Al Darmaki, CEO of Al Ain Dairy.
“To ensure that the quality of our fermented and non-fermented products meets all health and safety requirements, the new machines are equipped with UV fluorescent tubes which kill any bacteria present on the lid,” added Abdullah Saif Saeed Al Darmaki.
Al Ain Dairy’s second new machine, the filmatic rotary bottle filling machine, that fills bottles with fresh milk and juices, is valued at AED 2.12 million. With higher operational speeds it can fill more sizes; like 200ml, 250ml, 500ml, and 1000ml. The new machine fills approximately 200 bottles a minute, 12000 bottles an hour. It also has a High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA) which filters the air and blows sterile air. By creating a sterile environment this prevents any of the products from contamination. In addition, the filmatic rotary bottle filling machine has an air flusher that removes physical contaminants on bottles. By blowing air into the bottles as they pass through the Inverter for filling, the air flusher removes any dust or dirt.
“The Filmatic bottle filling machine has enabled us to increase our capacity of milk and fruit juices from 150,000 liters a day to 190,000 liters a day,” added Abdullah Saif Saeed Al Darmaki.
Al Ain Dairy sells a range of fermented and non products that includes; natural yoghurts both in full and low fat, benecol yoghurt, stirred fruit yoghurts, crème caramel, custards: Vanilla & Chocolate, & Fruit Desserts of Strawberry & Forest fruit. To retain their position as one of the leading producer of dairy products, Al Ain Dairy recently purchased an AED 600,000 state-of-the-art BactoScan machine, a revolutionary device that provides instant accurate and reliable bacteria count. In addition, Al Ain Dairy have also introduced a new product line which includes guava nectar and pineapple juice, which are made from fresh juice concentrate with no added preservatives.
“Despite the recent economic slowdown and tough competition in the market Al Ain Dairy is continuing to expand its product line and increase its capacity. Our aim is to eventually be present in all the product categories and to offer our customers an unlimited selection of fresh fruit juices,” concluded Abdullah Saif Saeed Al Darmaki.