(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Ann's Tortillas Mexican Food enjoys major market share of Mexican food market in the UAE and records steady annual growth rate of up to 15 per cent in sales, its president and chief executive officer Oommen Iype said.
The company is sole distributors of Mexican specialty can food and spices from renowned manufacturers in the USA, which includes La Victoria, Embassa, Coco Lopez, C & F, Magic Seasoning and Yucatan etc.
The company, which was established more than a decade ago in Ajman, deals in imports, exports and manufacturing of Mexican food products in the UAE. The company has also been chosen as the approved supplier for several international chains in the Middle East.
"We manufacture around 70 per cent of our total products at Ajman facility and import rest of 30 per cent products. Some manufacturing ingredients come from the US market," Iype told Khaleej Times during Gulfood 2013 in Dubai. Ann's Tortillas is participating in the Gulfood 2013 in the US pavilion. This is the only company owned by an Asian and showcasing its products under the umbrella of the US pavilion. He indicated that a 55,000 square feet manufacturing facility is ready to open shortly that would improve its overall manufacturing capacity significantly.
"In the UAE we directly serve to restaurants and hotels and our products are also available in Lulu markets, Choitram, and at Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society branches across the country," he added. The company has its own distributors across five GCC countries, he said, adding: "We don't have any distributor in Saudi Arabia, but individual companies come and buy products from UAE."
Ann's Tortillas also exports its products to Kabul, India, Azerbaijan, according to the president. "Our corn and flour tortillas, tortilla chips of varying flavours, tostada and taco shells are all warmly recognised by the Mexican food lovers in the UAE and region," he said. The company also produced its own products such as cheddar cheese sauce, nacho cheese sauce, whole jalapeno, jalapeno nacho sliced and roasted red pepper.
"The combination of traditional recipes and natural ingredients gives the authentic taste to our products. We will be shortly launching packed burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, jalapeno poppers and many more to our family products," he informed.