Food processing companies JKY Food Solutions and Asia Halal Meat have formed a consortium which opened up the first purpose built Halal food park, with space for up to 10 halal businesses.
The halal food park, at 126 Leopold Street in Birmingham, is now operational after opening two weeks ago, and will soon carry the name First Halal Business Park. There are currently three meat processing companies on-site – JKY Food Solutions, Asia Halal Meat and Asia Halal Poultry – with more due to move in in coming months.
JKY Food Solutions, set up in 2010, supplies over 150 restaurants and 70-80 retail shops. Director Muhammed Junaid said:
“We were previously on too small a premises, so we moved to this big place and now we have room for a lot of other halal businesses too.
“We are selling to the Muslim community as we grow as a business, and we supply to other ethnic communities too. We are also hoping to create a lot more jobs in the area”, said Junaid.
Junaid said that a number of halal companies were already considering moving to the food park, with one, Prime Halal Meat and Poultry, planning to move into to park within the next six weeks. Halal business TA Wholesale will join them after a unit on the park is renovated and ready.
This really is the very first time the local Muslim community has got a purpose-built food park such as this – it is a massive leap forward for Muslims. Every thing around the area is hi-spec and also the businesses can demonstrate individuals they’re preparing and procuring halal food the right way.
This will be a great convenience for shoppers as everything sold here would be halal, and they can have peace of mind with this sense of comfort.
It has been termed as a very positive news for the local muslim population who make up quite a big proportion of the locality. The venture is privately funded and there is no involvement from the government.