Since its establishment, Nadec has made significant achievements in the area of agricultural production. Nadec operates a diversified business consisting of the following agricultural product:
Open Field Vegetables
The company produces yearly more than 30,000 tons of table potatoes sold for local consumption and potato processing factories.
Green House Vegetables
The green houses are located at Haradh project where Nadec hase stablished 150 plastic green houses in addition to 5 air-conditioned fiberglass houses. The total area of the green houses is about 15 hectares.
The main cereal crops grown at Nadec projects are wheat. The company produces yearly about 150.000 tons of wheat. This production is to cover Nadec's quota of the Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organization every year and also for seed production purposes.
Nadec produces annually about 60,000 tons of Alfalfa hay, 57,000 tons of Rhodes grass hay, 60,000 tons of maize (green chop and silage) and 5,000 tons of forage Sudan grass in addition to about 6,000 tons of grain maize.
The fruits orchard is located at Al-Jouf project, northern part of the Kingdom where the weather conditions are suitable. More than 330,000 trees are grown producing 1,600 tons of different types of fruits, which include peaches, apricots, plums, figs, grapes, olives, and olive oil using drip irrigation system. The company established a recent nursery to produce 50,000 nursery fruits and olive trees for future orchards plantation with modern facilities.
Dairy Plant No. (1):
In addition, the company established a collection of mother trees of top quality fruit varieties for budding and grafting wood material and also started vegetative propagation for olive trees by softwood cuttings under mist, as to have the maiden nursery tree suitable for future modern orchard plantation.
Dairy processing is a major activity within Nadec. It started with a small plant that has a limited capacity of 4000 liters/day for milk and Laban only. Since then, Nadec has decided to expand its dairy processing both quantitatively and qualitatively, with the first step being Dairy Plant (1).
Dairy Plant (1) was initially operated in 1405 H (1985 G) with a capacity of 50,000 liters/Day. Its operation was scheduled to begin with the establishment of dairy farm (2) in Nadec. After expansions and improvements, the plant now has a full operational capacity of over 200,000 liters per day. It mainly produces yoghurt and labneh. Our Long Life milk products include whole, low fat, skim milk, flavored milk with chocolate and other fruit flavors, in addition to the different UHT juice varieties. In order to cope with the progressive marketing demands, Nadec continues to upgrade and improve Dairy Plant (1) in terms of equipment and construction.
Dairy Plant No. (2):
The new dairy plant was established and started production in 1996 with a total investment cost of 309 million Riyals (82.4 million US $), with a production capacity of 800,000 liters per day. The capacity of the two plants can easily reach 1,000,000 liters/day.
Nadec continued to invest year after year to introduce and develop the products categories, also to maintain the level of quality and compliance to the consumer acceptance. Nadec’s list of products covers over 43 different dairy products and juice products packed in more than 106 styles. All these products are daily distributed all over the Kingdom and within the Gulf States.
Nadec’s strategy is always to launch new products, which adapt to the needs of the Gulf community in general, and the Saudi society in particular, also to offer new products, which meet market profile and consumer needs.
We plan to develop new dairy desserts like pudding and custard varieties. Also new beverages enriched with vitamins and minerals as well as energy drinks are all among Nadec’s keen interest and production plans.
It is worth mentioning that the second dairy plant has been designed in accordance with the most modern technical advances achieved in this field, such as airtight building and air sterilization systems at filling machines. In addition, when designing this factory a full consideration was given to Nadec’s future aspirations, in respect to increasing the current production lines without making new construction works.