(02/28/2013) The operational excellence of the Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company (ACCBC), formerly known as Aujan Industries, the leading still beverage manufacturer in the Middle East, was recognised today by the Dubai Municipality on the sidelines of Gulfood.
Each year, the municipality honours those companies it believes deserve recognition in certain fields of excellence, including food safety. Following a detailed inspection by the municipality’s inspectors, ACCBC’s factory in Dubai Investment Park (DIP) was recognised as the water, juice and beverage manufacturer of the year.
Established in 2005, ACCBC’s DIP manufacturing facility produces two of the company’s best known brands, Rani, the number one juice drink in the Middle East, and Barbican, the hugely popular malt beverage.
John Kelly, Plant General Manager, Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company, said: “The success of ACCBC lies in the efficiency of our operations and the excellence of our employees. We thank the municipality for this award, which recognises the dedication, precision and attention to detail that goes in to every stage of the process to make our beverages.”
Khalid Mohammed Sharif, Food Control Department Director, Dubai Municipality, said: “Promoting best practice among companies in Dubai is at the centre of the municipality’s work. Through these awards we have been able to identify a group of best-in-class companies which exemplify the most modern, efficient and safe production methods. We hope that other companies will follow the example set by all food establishments which were recognized during this year’s award, and promote a similar culture of food safety culture within their own organisations.”
The prestigious award from the Dubai Municipality follows the factory’s recent Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) re-certification, and Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) Quality Award and Environmental Performance Card award 2012.
About Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company:
The Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company (ACCBC) is the authorised manufacturer of brands including Rani and Barbican, and is also the licensed manufacturer in the Middle East of VIMTO. It was established following a US$ 1 Billion joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and Aujan Industries, which also led to the creation of Rani Refreshments, the global rights holder to brands such as Rani and Barbican. ACCBC currently operates from two manufacturing facilities in the Middle East, located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, UAE.