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11.30.18

Al Ain Vitamin D Water Wins 2018 ‘Best of Middle East’ Gama Innovation Award

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November XX 2018 - Agthia Group PJSC was recently recognized with the ‘Best of Middle East’ accolade for its breakthrough Al Ain Vitamin D Water during the annual Gama Innovation Awards in the United Kingdom. 

The Gama Innovation Awards recognize outstanding innovations in the FMCG space across eight categories including Product, Packaging, Positioning, Branding & Design, Health & Wellness, SME, Best of Britain, as well as the Best of Middle East. Agthia is the first company in the region to pick up this highly respected award, reinforcing the company’s continuous drive for innovation. 

The expert judging panel, made up of senior executives from multinational FMCG companies, presented Agthia with the ‘Best of Middle East’ Gama Innovation Award 2018 for developing the innovative Al Ain Vitamin D Water, the world’s first and only bottled plain drinking water with Vitamin D. 

Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, Chief Executive Officer of Agthia Group said, “We are proud to be the first Emirati and Middle Eastern company to win at the Gama Innovation Awards. This is a testament of our commitment to innovation across the Group. Al Ain Vitamin D highlights our advanced research and development capabilities which allow us to focus on developing distinctive products that address the needs of our consumers and help enhance their health and wellness.

Dr. Rabih Kamleh, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance and R&D, said, “We have worked closely with international research institutions and relevant local authorities to develop this product, and we are extremely honored to be recognized by our industry peers for innovation. We believe that integrating science into our line of work allowed us to support the country’s efforts to address the vitamin D deficiency, a serious health concern in both the UAE and the region. This is what makes Agthia distinctive.”

Launched in January 2018, Al Ain Vitamin D Water is the world’s first and only bottled still water of its kind, without any flavors, colors or preservatives. With over 85% of UAE residents suffering from vitamin D deficiency, Agthia’s Al Ain Vitamin D Water serves as a convenient supplement to the daily vitamin D intake.

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About Agthia
Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company. Established in 2004, the Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol “AGTHIA”. 51 percent of the Company’s shares are held by Senaat (General Holding Corporation), an Abu Dhabi Government entity, with the balance held by retail and institutional investors. The Company’s assets are located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Turkey. Agthia offers a world class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high quality and trusted food and beverage products for customers and consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey and the wider Middle East. More than 4,000 employees are engaged in manufacturing, distribution and marketing various food and beverage products: Water (Al Ain, Al Bayan, Alpin Natural Spring Water, Delta, Bambini); Flour (Grand Mills); Animal Feed (Agrivita, Agrivita Marabea); Juices (Al Ain Fresh, Capri Sun); Dairy (Yoplait); Processed Food (Al Ain Tomato Paste, Frozen Vegetable); Ambient and Frozen Bakery (Grand Mills). For more information: www.agthia.com | ir@agthia.com | Tel: 971 2 506 0600.


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