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)