Suez Industrial Development Company (SIDC): Best Industrial Park Operator MENA 2019


Egypt rests at the centre of the ancient world and the crossroads of the new, and Suez Industrial Development Company (SIDC) leverages that situation to support global businesses. SIDC is located on the Suez Canal, with convenient port access and strong infrastructure for ground and air freight. The canal is a transcontinental gateway between Africa, Asia, and Europe, underpinned by 26 international agreements that foster open trade. For more than 20 years, SIDC has been developing its share of the Suez Canal Economic Zone — over nine million square metres in size — to provide modern infrastructure, services, and support for industry. SIDC has designed a powerhouse of production capacity, from energy and water treatment to security systems and communication networks. Plug-and-play capabilities are right in the SIDC base, with fully equipped turn-key properties starting at 450 square metres in size (it’s equally comfortable with large industrial customisation projects). SIDC markets properties in the zone as investment opportunities, and top-notch infrastructure and favourable tax policies have attracted more than 65 companies. SIDC offers security and far-reaching maintenance and integration services, including assistance in obtaining government licences and permit approvals. The judging panel applauds the company’s efforts to cut red tape to empower businesses. Congratulations to Suez Industrial Development Company, winner of the 2019 award for Best Industrial Park Operator (MENA).