UAE-based Coffee Planet is set to expand its Dubai roaster as it aims to capitalise on a record trading year in 2018.
Located in Jebel Ali Free Zone, the roastery currently has a capacity of 2,000 tonnes per year, but this expansion will see an increase of over 300 tonnes per month.
Managing director Robert Jones said: “This is an exciting time for the Coffee Planet team. Our plans for expansion have been in the pipeline for a while, and we’re all looking forward to the new additional equipment to the roastery. In a region where the demand for high-quality, directly sourced products are on the rise, we plan to enhance the level of competition amongst brands locally by applying the best practices and the latest technologies in this industry.”
The expanded roastery follows a 25% sales growth in the first half of 2019, which itself comes after a record trading year in 2018 and growth into new territories outside the GCC. It should be completed in August 2019.