YCIC cookie warehouse destroyed in fire [Archives:2008/1170/Local News]

July 7 2008

TAIZ, July 6 ) A huge fire last Saturday destroyed a cookie warehouse belonging to the Yemen Company for Industry and Commerce, or YCIC, part of the Hayel Sa'eed Anam Group.

According to the company's official media office, “The fire was caused by an electrical failure. While there were no human losses, the financial losses were great.”

With the help of civil defense and the company's own equipment, the fire was controlled within five hours of its outbreak.

Established in 1970, Yemen Company for Industry and Commerce was the Hayel Sa'eed Anam Group's first manufacturing company. YCIC is one of the region's largest manufacturers of cookies, cakes and sweets.

YCIC has grown from a small one-product line to a flourishing and expanding product line of some 15 different products. Beginning with only 120 employees, YCIC now has some 1,600 employees producing 8,000 tons of products annually. Such rapid growth is due to the company's highly productive state-of-the-art plants and high-quality products.

YCIC now has ultra-modern laboratories, facilities and the most modern equipment in its plants to ensure its consistent and reliable production of international-standard products. Additionally, the firm's warehouses are very modern and computerized, thereby ensuring completely reliable deliveries.

YCIC products are exported to several Middle East countries, the GCC and Africa and it recently began exporting to the U.S.