Portuguese Ambassador, Joaquim Moreira de Lemos visits CSA, Colep Scitra Aerosols, a JV between companies from UAE and Portugal
Dubai, UAE, January 25th, 2017: Just over three years ago Scitra, part of the Albatha Group had signed a joint venture agreement with Portugal headquartered, Colep, to form a new company called Colep Scitra Aerosols (CSA). Since then, Albatha has grown the business with European companies and has taken the relationship to a higher level.
Portuguese Ambassador, Joaquim Moreira de Lemos and the Economical and Commercial Counsellor, Nuno Lima Leite visited Colep Scitra Aerosols factory to meet with the officials from the company.
“We are delighted and honoured to host the Portuguese ambassador and his team to our factory premises. The JV had invested in the expansion and improvement of the aerosol filling plant in Sharjah UAE, aligning it with the highest international standards required by multi-national brands within the personal care and home care industries. Today, CSA offers high quality, safety and supply chain aerosol contract filling from its facility in Sharjah, UAE. From this strategic manufacturing location, CSA are able to provide personal care and homecare products to the Middle East and African markets,” said José Cunha, General Manager of CSA.
Colep, is a global leader in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries. The company has a turnover of around Euros 500 million and employs 3,850 people in Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Colep operates from a global base, offering customers flexibility and proximity to market.
CSA offers high standards of manufacture, local market knowledge and reputation, along with access to a global network, in addition to innovative technologies from Colep's existing business.
“In joining forces with Portugal’s Colep, we are now able to offer current and future customers with world class manufacturing closer to the market, improved supply chain, shorter lead-times, reduced inventory and improved reaction times to changing demands among other benefits,” stated Jose.
With over 6000 employees, Albatha Group, one of the largest conglomerates in UAE, comprises of over 25 group companies spread across seven industry sectors i.e. automotive, consumer, engineering, home products, real estate, healthcare, household and personal care. Albatha business is spread across the Middle East and North Africa region with a distribution network that expands from the Indian sub-continent to Europe. Albatha represents over 200 international corporations serving them with their business and branding needs in the most effective and professional manner.