Al Islami Foods sources its raw material from a network of leading global suppliers, and some of these supplier relationships span more than 20 years. Poultry and beef are sourced from Brazil, vegetables from the Netherlands and Belgium, fruit from Egypt, and seafood from the UAE and Vietnam. The supplier selection process typically takes 12 months. Al Islami has representative offices in Brazil to manage its key supplier relationships, and Al Islami representatives are present during all slaughter runs to ensure strict adherence to true halal principles.
Since 1992, the company had been manufacturing products at a facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone, with a capacity of 350-450 metric tonnes per month. In 2014, it added a second facility in Al Hamriya Free Zone, providing a further 600 metric tonnes of monthly capacity as well as space for further expansion. Work started on an expansion of the Al Hamriya facility in late 2015 and the new production lines will expand monthly capacity to 1,430 metric tonnes.
Distribution within the UAE is conducted by Al Islami’s own in-house fleet; third-party distributors handle other markets. The company operates a storage hub at its own warehouse in the UAE, built in 2005 at Dubai Investments Park, and outsourced its main warehousing operations to Agility Logistics in 2014.