Raytec Vision S.p.A. headquartered in Parma, Italy and Al Thika Packaging LLC of Dubai have recently agreed to cooperate in the growing market of Saudi Arabia. Raytec Vision is a manufacturer of high-end optical sorting machines for raw materials and for processed products whilst Al Thika is the Gulf’s leading supplier of packaging machine and materials, end of line quality inspection equipment and materials handling solutions. The two companies intend to work together to provide sales, service and spare parts as well as complete sorting solutions for the Kingdom’s rapidly growing fruit, vegetable and snack food markets.
Tim Ansell, Sales Director and co-owner of Al Thika said; “The global difficulties of the last few months have highlighted the need for all nations to develop and strengthen their locally grown food sources. Raytec equipment allows growers and food processors in Saudi Arabia to optimise their output with greater accuracy and speed than current methods allow. We look forward to introducing such a renowned supplier to our customers in the Kingdom”.
Christian Necchi, Sales Area Manager for Raytec for Middle East region, said: “We are excited to start this new challenge with Al Thika, who are well known in the region for food processing and packaging equipment. Raytec’s wide range of sorting equipment for dates and other food products includes our recently developed, IP67 rated ‘CURIOSITY’ model, which fully complies with EHEDG hygiene guidelines. We believe there is enormous potential for our solutions in the region, so we will be exhibiting equipment later this year in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Al Thika is opening a new office in Riyadh, allowing the company to serve its customers in Saudi Arabia with greater speed and efficiency. The facility will contain demonstration equipment and stock of spare parts and consumables.