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A versatile industrial district

The Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP) was established in 2005 by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism as the country’s flagship business park. Home to 114 multinational and indigenous manufacturing and services companies, and employing over 4,500 people, BIIP has been a key driver in developing Bahrain’s economy since its establishment in 2015. Approximately 80% of investment in BIIP comes from international businesses.

114

Companies in BIIP

4,500+ jobs created

in the BIIP

2 BN
US$

Total FDI in BIIP as of July 2018

Affordable, purpose-built infrastructure

  • Competitive land rates

    BIIP offers land space at the lowest annual rates amongst all Gulf states at USD 2.66 per sq. m per year.

  • 25 year renewable leases

    Businesses can operate freely in Bahrain with full property ownership.

  • Custom pre-built units

    2,000—9,500 sq. m pre-built units available for rent at USD 6.6 per sq. m per month.

  • Convenient serviced office spaces

    With flexible lease terms and regionally competitive costs.

Favourable tax regime

0% Corporate and Income Tax

BIIP provides businesses a guaranteed ten year corporate tax exemption and zero income tax from the day business is set up.

Customs duty exemptions

5% customs duty exemption on raw materials, plant machinery and spare parts imported for manufacturing.

Wide duty-free access

Duty free access to the following countries: GCC, GAFTA, USA, Singapore, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Lichtenstein.

Strategic location

BIIP’s close proximity to all modes of transport offers companies superb links to the growing MENA and global economies, including the fastest access to the GCC’s largest market, Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain International Investment Park

Continuous investment supporting your growth

Infrastructure

BIIP continuously invests in infrastructure and world class facilities.

Facilitation and aftercare

Dedicated professional management team for continuous support and consulting.

On-site training

On site 3rd level education and training centre for employees at subsidized rates.

Built for your investment to succeed

100% foreign ownership

offered to international businesses across multiple sectors without free-zone restrictions.

No capital restriction

Bahrain offers 100% repatriation of capital, profits and dividends.

Workforce freedom

Exemption from Bahraini employee hiring requirements for the first five years in the BIIP.

Government support

Access to financial grants and training support while working in the BIIP.

Talented workforce

Bahrain provides the most culturally diverse, educated and bilingual workforce in the region.

Highly competitive costs

Businesses enjoy one of the most cost efficient infrastructures in BIIP.

Unrivalled business facilitation, favorable tax benefits, and an established infrastructure network: BIIP is the leading industrial park in the region.

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Competitive operating costs

Businesses looking to setup in Bahrain will find the most competitive operating costs at BIIP.

Annual cost of setup and operation

17%

Lower than Oman

43%

Lower than KSA

46%

Lower than UAE

Source: KPMG Cost of Doing Business - Manufacturing
May 2018

Key manufacturing industries

BIIP is home to a diverse range of companies and businesses in these key industries.

Food and ingredients

Pharmaceuticals

FMCG

Light Engineering

Oil and gas downstream

Plastics and fibreglass

Chemicals

Who’s here

“Bahrain’s excellent pro-business approach, superb local skilled manpower, cost-effective environment including a highly competitive taxation system, and the ease to market for our products remain convincing and unbeatable reasons for our group to operate from the BIIP.”

-Mohammed Shalaby, Mondelez Plant Director

Additional resources

A compilation of BIIP related resources to download and read at your convenience.

KPMG Cost of Doing Business: Manufacturing

Discover why Bahrain and BIIP make clear financial sense.

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Manufacturing Industry Factsheet

An overview of the state of the sector in Bahrain.

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Bahrain Manufacturing
Value Proposition

Learn about the benefits manufacturers enjoy when established in Bahrain.

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BIIP Factsheet

See what makes the BIIP the ideal location for all your manufacturing needs in the region.

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Access to KSA

See how Bahrain offers the most efficient access to the regions largest market.

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Get in touch

Frank Mullan

International Marketing Manager
BIIP

fmullan@biip.com.bh

Enquire today