Ras Al Khaimah’s $65 Million Brewery-Distillery Project Revealed!

EXCLUSIVE: Landmark $65mln brewery-cum-distillery project coming to Ras Al Khaimah

Discover Ras Al Khaimah’s groundbreaking $65mln brewery-distillery project! Exclusive insights await. Raise a glass to innovation!

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Innovation and localisation have become paramount in the ever-evolving landscape of the beverage industry. Enter Falcon Brews, a groundbreaking venture to redefine the Gulf region’s brewing and spirits blending landscape. With the vision to cater to the discerning tastes of consumers across the GCC and Africa, Falcon Brews emerges as the first licensed brewery-cum-spirits blending and bottling project in the Gulf, poised to break ground in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, around June 2024.

Unveiling the Vision

Leonard Menezes, the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Falcon Brews, unveiled the ambitious plans in an exclusive interview with Zawya Projects. The project, spanning an impressive 25 acres, is meticulously designed to meet the burgeoning demand for quality beverages in the region. With one-third of the land earmarked for spirits blending and the rest for the brewery and bottling plant, Falcon Brews aims to set new standards in production capacity and product excellence.

Phase 1: Setting the Foundation

The first phase of the project encompasses the establishment of a state-of-the-art blending and bottling plant alongside a large-scale commercial brewery. With a monthly production capacity of 100,000 cases for blending and 300,000 cases for brewing, Falcon Brews lays the groundwork for a monumental endeavor. The estimated project value, upon completion of Phase 2, is an impressive $65 million, underscoring the scale and significance of the venture.

Engineering Excellence

Behind every successful project lies meticulous planning and execution. Falcon Brews entrusts Nirman Consultants with the architectural aspects while Middle East Engineering Consultants spearheads the civil and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) endeavors. Construction commences simultaneously on both plants, with an estimated timeline of 18 to 20 months for completion, targeting the early months of 2026 for operational readiness.

Financial Frontiers

Funding for the project follows a robust debt equity model, with 30 percent equity from promoters and 70 percent debt from esteemed financial institutions. Discussions are underway with leading banks within the UAE and abroad to secure the requisite funding. Additionally, Falcon Brews explores partnerships with international brewers, aligning interests and expertise to propel the project forward.

Capturing Market Potential

At the heart of Falcon Brews’ mission lies the commitment to address the underserved demand for beer in the region and Africa. With a strategic location within the UAE, Falcon Brews aims to achieve a commendable market share of 35 percent within the next five years. By leveraging local production advantages and strategic port access, Falcon Brews seeks to overcome logistical challenges and establish itself as a key player in the alcobev market.

A Path to Progress

As Falcon Brews charts its course for the future, expansion remains a focal point. Plans to double production levels by 2028 underscore the commitment to growth and scalability. Moreover, Falcon Brews eyes diversification into the non-alcoholic beer segment, recognizing untapped potential and consumer preferences in the evolving beverage landscape.

Made in UAE Excellence

Embracing the ethos of localization, Falcon Brews proudly champions the “Made in UAE” label. By fabricating tanks and structures within Ras Al Khaimah, Falcon Brews exemplifies a commitment to quality, efficiency, and economic sustainability. The strategic partnership with Krones of Germany further accentuates Falcon Brews’ dedication to international quality standards and technological innovation.

Embracing the Future

In a dynamic market characterized by shifting consumer preferences and regulatory landscapes, Falcon Brews stands poised to lead the charge. With a keen eye on emerging trends and a steadfast commitment to excellence, Falcon Brews embarks on a journey of innovation, growth, and market leadership.

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