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UK: New base for halal food company

24/11/11  www.thebusinessdesk.com

By Tamlyn Jones

FOOD company Brunei Halal, part of the global Wafiri Holdings brand, has opened a new sales and distribution centre in Birmingham.

The company has signed a five-year lease on a 25,000 sq ft unit at Saltley Business Park and created 30 new jobs in the process.

The company supplies halal dry foods such as biscuits, snacks and crisps, confectionary and noodles.

Agents on the scheme are Birmingham-based GBR Phoenix Beard.

Dr Mohammad Nazir OBE, chief executive of Brunei Halal, said: “We looked at a number of options for a base for our UK and European sales and distribution centre and Saltley Business Park provided an excellent match to our search criteria.

“The appeal of certified Halal products has increased significantly over recent years and we see significant potential to grow our brand across Europe.”

Saltley Business Park is owned by Hansteen UK ‘Industrial Property Unit Trust’ and was acquired in December 2010 from receivers acting for Lloyds Banking Group.

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