Join Bahrain’s thriving manufacturing sector

Due to increase in consumer demand across the region, Bahrain’s manufacturing sector has seen an increase in output of 80% over ten years.

Fastest entry

into the region's most populous market, Saudi Arabia

Non-oil priority sectors in 2015 (% of GDP increment)

  • 2nd

    Best ‘Globalization Hotspot’–cities with the most international flows of trade, capital, people, and information compared to their internal activity

in the DHL Global
Connectedness Index 2016

Fastest clearance

of any entry port in the GCC

Discover Bahrain’s strengths, sector by sector

Manufacturing contributes a significant portion of Bahrain’s GDP, with an emphasis on value chains and downstream productions.

Industrial services



Manufacturing is the third largest contributor to Bahrain’s economy, behind oil and financial services.

The ideal manufacturing centre for business

Advanced logistics infrastructure

Bahrain has world-class exclusive industrial and logistics parks, with BIIP and BLZ offering a high standard of facility management.

Attractive investment environment

In Bahrain, a foreign investor can retain 100% ownership in all manufacturing activities and benefit from the region’s lowest taxes as well as freely repatriating capital, profits and dividends.

Strategic location

Be closer to key export market by reaching more than 75% of Saudi Arabia within 24 hours driving time.

Manage your business for less

Bahrain offers the lowest industrial operating costs in the GCC.

EDB Bahrain provides comprehensive support for manufacturing businesses setting up and operating in our country.

A highly advantageous base in the heart of the Gulf

Fuelled by oil discovery in the 1930s and propelled by industrial diversification in the 1970s, Bahrain became a regional pioneer in the manufacturing sector.

Powered by investment

Bahrain’s industrial and logistics development is being driven by key infrastructure projects worth USD 32 billion.

Global agreements

Take advantage of Bahrain’s trade and economic agreements with more than 40 countries.

Significant Bahrainisation

The downstream manufacturing sector has among the highest levels of Bahrainisation, supported through Tamkeen.

Liberal regulatory environment

Bahrain is recognised as one of the world’s most open economies, with a 100% commitment to businesses’ success.

Effective exporting

Efficient, streamlined customs procedures ensure that goods and vehicles spend less time waiting for clearance.

The Gulf’s most capable talent pool

A commitment to superb education means that Bahrainis are smart, commercially focused and bilingual.

Learn why a move by one of the world’s biggest food companies has demonstrated firm confidence in Bahrain as a location for manufacturing and an export hub to key markets.

Additional resources

A compilation of manufacturing sector resources to download and read at your convenience.

Manufacturing & logistics in Bahrain

An overview of Bahrain as a manufacturing hub and gateway to the region.

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KPMG industrial services GCC costs report

Learn why Bahrain is the most cost-effective option.

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industry factsheet

An overview and factsheet of the state of the sector.

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