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Bahrain’s free market and zero taxation managed to attract various FMCG companies across the supply chain which in turn is a key driver of employment and GDP growth.

How to set up in Bahrain

Strategic, cost-competitive and highly advanced: learn why Bahrain is the ideal base for FMCG

High Bahrainisation in the downstream manufacturing sector

Lower overall cost with the most talented workforce in the GCC

Pay less tax

  • 50%

    Salary subsidies for the first two years

  • 100%

    Paid for training and professional education

Benefits of Bahrainisation to companies

Bahrain International Investment Park

Advanced infrastructure: operate from the ideal manufacturing hub

Situated next to Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP) is ideal for industrial services. More than 75 companies operate here, with around 85% of investment coming from international businesses.

Who’s here?

Meet the FMCG companies who choose Bahrain as their base to operate nationally and throughout the region.


This global snacking powerhouse leveraged the great success of its initial investment in Bahrain, and now exports 97% of annual output globally, with around 70% going to the GCC.

Reckitt Benckiser

The company has established its only manufacturing facility in the entire region in Bahrain, exporting mainly to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Olayan Kimberly-Clark

The joint venture manufactures and exports to the entire region, and has expanded twice since establishing thanks to continued success.

Learn why this major FMCG company has decided to open a new biscuit plant at BIIP and establish Bahrain as one of its six global hubs.

Get to know the Gulf’s most compelling location for manufacturing.

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Additional resources

Download additional materials to learn more about the sector to read at your own convenience.

Manufacturing and Logistics in Bahrain

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

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KPMG Industrial services GCC cost comparisons 2016

Read the case for Bahrain as an excellent base for your regional operations.

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Manufacturing industry factsheet

An overview and factsheet of the state of the sector.

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