APS : Saturday, 30 March 2019
ORAN- For many participants at the International Agrifood Show of Oran (SIAG 2019), which wrapped up on Saturday, the Algerian market is “fertile and promising” in view of its huge potentialities.
Several participants at the show stressed the importance of investing in the Algerian market, due to its size and geographical position as well as the availability of raw materials and workforce.
Zaïd Nihad El-Nadher, vice president of a Saudi company specializing in the construction of production and packaging lines for water and juice, said that “the Algerian market is fertile and promising. We seek to invest as soon as possible, as part of cooperation with Algerian companies. We also plan to build a factory, or more, in accordance with the Algerian market needs.”
Michel Moros, commercial director of a Greek company specializing in the production of juice, frozen tea and aromatic products said the company wanted to settle in Algeria, and forge partnership with Algerian companies.
The Greek company, has three factories in Greece and several others in the world, is planning to embark on the Arab and African markets, hence its presence at the Show.
It is also considering the possibility of opening a factory in Algeria, he said.
General Manager of the Middle East Plastic Industries Company Ahmed Kassad expressed a growing interest in the Algerian market, because of the high rate of consumption and the excellent quality of industrial products which require quality packaging.
The International Agribusiness Show allowed the economic operators to have an overview of the various economic sectors in Algeria and represented a space for exchange of experiences between national and foreign commercial firms, said the participants.
The four-day Show, organized by the “Expoline” agency saw the participation of more than 350 exhibitors from Algeria and 12 other countries.