Manama Packaging Industry W.L.L., a leading Flexible Packaging company in Bahrain, has once again marked its prosperous bloom in the Packaging Industry after receiving the highly coveted BRC (British Retail Consortium) Certification; one of the world’s highest quality standards for Food Safety Management Systems.
The company is third in the Kingdom to be accredited with BRC certification following a comprehensive audit conducted by TÜV NORD CERT GmbH officials, who assessed and approved the Company’s food safety management systems. Overall in the packaging field with regards to flexible packaging, MPI is the first of its kind in the Kingdom to receive such certification for Manufacturing Flexible (Food and Non Food) Packaging Materials. MPI’s BRC certification demonstrates the company’s industry leadership in best business practices and sustainability in the food industry in the Kingdom. Being already certified for ISO9001:2008, ISO22000:2005 & HACCP, MPI is the only Flexible Packaging and converting company in Bahrain to have Rotogravure Printing capability.
He elaborated, “The BRC accreditation helps us gain more confidence in the eyes of our customers and employees. That’s not all, the certification helps us to manage our food safety standards better, and ensure that we comply with the stringent food safety laws of the Kingdom. This also gives us access to top retailers worldwide, which has mandated BRC certification for their manufacturers and suppliers; helps us maximize our efficiency and consistency as well as open doors to further continuous improvement in quality and risk management”.
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety was developed by the British Retail Consortium for companies supplying retailer-branded food products. The BRC standard helps promote consistency across the supply chain. BRC now being a global food safety standard encompasses food, packaging, consumer products, storage, and distribution and covers critical topics such as HACCP system, factory environment, process control, quality management system, product control, and personnel.
MPI W.L.L. has enjoyed prosperous organic growth over the past decade being the only Packaging company in Bahrain having Rotogravure Printing Technology (9 colors). The company also employs high tech European machinery for Flexographic Printing (up to 8 colors), Extrusion of Polyethylene, Nylon and Polypropylene Films (up to 5 layers), Solvent Base and Solvent Less Lamination Machines, Ultra High Speed Slitting Machines and top notch bag making machines for its processes.
In the year 2012, MPI had invested in additional Lamination Machine with Solvent Base and Solvent Less Lamination Capability, a high speed Slitting machine having winding speed up to 700 Meters/Minute with laser precision core placement technology, and a state-of-the-art Wicketed Bags Making machine for manufacturing Diaper Bags. This has not only increased the operational capabilities of MPI, but has also eliminated production bottlenecks and improved the company’s efficiency and lead time. The company has also set up a Microbiology Lab for more research on Packaging materials and their barrier properties.
Speaking of the expansions , the Executive Director Said , “Our efforts for increasing MPI’s operational capabilities has not only helped us achieve higher standards of quality and performance, but have also contributed towards market expansion in Bahrain resulting in more job opportunities and further drive towards business and trade excellence. We would also like to thank the Government and authorities at this stage, who have supported industries such as ours to thrive in tough global economic conditions by introducing great economic reforms.”
Manama Packaging Industry W.L.L. is situated in Bahrain Investment Wharf – Hidd, Bahrain. The company is supplying packaging products to customers in more than 20 countries worldwide including remote locations in Middle East, South East Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.