Manufacturing

At the heart of the GCC trillion dollar market, Bahrain is the ideal base for meeting the Gulf’s growing appetite for manufactured goods.
 
Bahrain offers manufacturing companies the following benefits:
 
  • Central location reduces freight costs
  • Excellent road, sea and air links – one hour’s drive from 50% of Saudi Arabia’s economy (with the Kingdom’s Riyadh business hub only four hours away), home to Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, which has the largest regional network and connects to over 50 destinations worldwide, and home to one of the Gulf’s largest trans-shipment hubs
  •  Membership of the GCC common market guarantees duty-free trade
  • Bilateral trade and economic agreements with over 60 countries, including  China, France, India, and Singapore, as well as a Free Trade Agreement with the United States and a Double Taxation Agreement with the UK.
  • Plentiful supply of specialist, skilled and semi-skilled workers
  • Supportive labour fund. See Source (1)
  • Competitive costs for labour, industrial land and energy. See Source (2) and (3).
 Manufacturing companies already in Bahrain include:
 
RMA, BASF, MONDELE 3, RECKITT BENCKISER, and CPIC.
 
(1) Tamkeen, partners with businesses to improve the skills and productivity of Bahrainis.
(2) Visit Bahrain Industrial Investment Park (BIIP) for cost incentives for manufacturing companies.