ADQ backed Silal, Abu Dhabi’s leading blockchain enabled Agrifood and technology company, has inaugurated its automated packhouse in Al Ain, spanning 12,000 square meters. The facility represents a significant step in fresh produce packaging technology, underscoring Silal’s commitment to quality, innovation, safety and sustainability.

In September 2023 ,UAE based Silal, which enhances agriculture and food safety in Abu Dhabi by diversifying and stimulating food production sources via technology, research and knowledge transfer initiatives for farmer, launched its blockchain powered traceability platform to trace the lifecycle of food from farm to fork.

With the inauguration of Silal’s packhouse it now has a total capacity of 325 tons per day, capable of producing over 180,000 packs daily, and equipped with 28 precooling chambers and 9 cold stores, Silal has optimized every aspect of the packaging process. This state-of-the-art facility ensures the highest quality standards but also demonstrates Silal’s dedication to efficiency and service excellence.

Silal’s investment in this cutting-edge infrastructure which includes utilization of blockchain technology reflects its vision to champion economic development while catering to the evolving needs of consumers. The packhouse represents a milestone in Silal’s ongoing mission to redefine standards in the fresh produce industry, setting a benchmark for quality, and efficiency.

In October 2023 ADQ also acquired a majority stake in SAFCO Group, a leading food and beverage distributor in the UAE.