Transport and Logistics
Bahrain EDB focused on 4 key areas within the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics sector in 2017
Bahrain’s FMCG industry includes many domestic and international firms in the categories of packaged food, beverages, toiletries and consumables. The positive growth experiences and ease of doing business in the sub-sector has brought in global manufacturers such as Mondelēz, Olayan Kimberley-Clark and Reckitt Benckiser, all of which export the majority of their products into the region’s largest market, Saudi Arabia. In fact, Bahrain’s strategic location allows companies to access 75% of Saudi Arabia within a few hours only.
Bahrain has a dynamic packaging sector, serving local and international demand for a wide range of products. Manama Packaging Industry, Bahrain Pack, and the Chemco Group are the leading packaging manufacturers serving their regional and global market customers from their hubs in Bahrain.
Bahrain’s flourishing Industrial Services sector has attracted numerous international companies in the categories of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and industrial equipment among others. Some of the global Industrial Services companies in Bahrain include Yokogawa, SMS group, and MTQ Corporation, all of which benefit from Bahrain’s cost competitiveness and proximity to Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain’s central location in the GCC makes it a natural choice for regional and international logistics and distribution companies. Large organisations, such as DHL, Aramex, and Agility, and dry bulk distribution experts such as Schmidt Middle East Logistics, all benefit from swift and affordable access to the GCC and international markets.