Al Safi Danone (ASD)
is a joint venture between Al Faisaliah Group Al Safi Dairy Company and Groupe Danone of France. The company combines Danone global expertise in dairy innovation with Al Safi deep knowledge of the Middle East consumer market. ASD supplies fresh dairy products to more than 32,000 retailers in 12 countries across the Middle East region. ASD also operates the world’s largest integrated dairy farm, with some 50,000 cows producing more than 1 million liters of fresh milk every day. Al Faisaliah has partnered with SALIC and other industry investors to establish a large-scale agricultural business in Sudan. These operations will grow crops for local consumption and export, including corn, sorghum, grasses and alfalfa. Some exports will be cattle feedstuffs for the Saudi dairy farm, replacing local crops production and reducing the farm’s environmental impact.
In 2012 Al Safi Danone established operations in Iraq, previously an important export market. From its state-of-the art production facilities in Erbil, Kurdistan, ASD Iraq now directly supplies a wide range of fresh dairy products to consumers across the country.