- 10 Jan 2020
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company(TAQA) and Agthia partner to promote positive economic impact in the UAE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2019: Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), a leading water and energy company in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with Agthia Group PJSC, a world-class food and beverage company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, to enhance strategic alignment and provide high-quality services to TAQA’s headquarters and UAE-based assets.
Saeed Hamad Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of TAQA, and Tariq Ahmed Al-Wahedi, CEO of Agthia Group signed the MoU at TAQA’s Headquarters at Abu Dhabi Global Market Square. The MoU will enable TAQA employees to benefit from Agthia’s food distribution centers located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra.
Stemming from its longstanding commitment to serving local communities, TAQA’s partnership with Agthia aims to have positive economic and social impact for TAQA employees in the UAE, which number more than 1,500 locally. Agthia’s food distribution centers offer more than 140 Agthia-made and alternative products at affordable prices to employees of various government and semi-government organizations as part of the Group’s commitment to the community.
Speaking at the signing of the MoU, Saeed Hamad Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of TAQA, said, “TAQA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees and the broader communities across our 11 markets. We are proud to partner with Agthia to contribute to the wellbeing of our people in the UAE and to explore additional avenues of mutual benefit.” Speaking on the partnership with Agthia, Al Dhaheri remarked, “Not only is Agthia a leader in its field, but through its support of national organizations and events and emphasis on healthy living, Agthia has positioned itself as an invaluable contributor to the larger UAE community. We look forward to working with Agthia on a number of initiatives that positively impact citizens and residents across the UAE.”
With this new strategic partnership, Agthia further expands its already well-established presence in the UAE. The Agthia distribution centers are available to Abu Dhabi pension members, employees of the Ministry of Defense and armed forces, Producing Families, Faza’a members, as well as many other national organizations in the UAE.
Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, Agthia Group CEO, said, “Agthia opened its first food distribution center in 2016 as part of the Group’s sustainable growth strategy and, at the same time, to give back to the community. We strive to offer convenient access to high-quality food and beverage products in easily accessible locations to the UAE population. Agthia is dedicated to expanding its collaborations with government and semi-government organizations such as TAQA and will keep growing our unique program with new locations in the near future to accommodate our partners and members.”