MASTERPAK shares agricultural and horticultural film expertise with Iraqi ministry officials and professors to strengthen and support the Iraqi agricultural sector.
Officials from the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture and University of Baghdad Dean of the College of Agriculture and professors from the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering visited Lebanese PE film manufacturer, MASTERPAK, on 29-30 June 2010.
MASTERPAK produces geomembranes, grapevine cover film, greenhouse film, ground cover film, hay bale plastic, hydroponic gully film, low tunnel film, mulch film, protective bags for banana cultivation, silage film, and soil disinfection film.
On the first day of the visit, the program included about mother company, INDEVCO, and met with MASTERPAK management and agricultural experts, and took a plant tour:
Wissam Moubarak, MASTERPAK Area General Manager
Moubarak welcomed the Iraqi visitors and emphasized the mutual importance of establishing relationships with Iraqi agricultural experts. Sharing know-how would support the Iraqi agricultural sector.
Presentation about INDEVCO
Nicole Jabre, INDEVCO Online Communications Unit
Jabre provided an overview of INDEVCO Group, the mother company of MASTERPAK, including corporate mission, history, core business divisions, and general facts and figures.
Overview of Regional Agricultural Sectors
Jihad Rahme, MASTERPAK Sales Manager
Rahme detailed market trends and packaging modes in the Iraqi and Middle Eastern agricultural sectors.
MASTERPAK Agricultural & Horticultural Films
Râny Sfeir, MASTERPAK Agricultural Engineer
Sfeir explained in-depth about MASTERPAK's agricultural and horticultural films, their usages, and warranties.
Râny Sfeir presents MASTERPAK agricultural & horticultural films
"We, at MASTERPAK, are seeking to provide agricultural solutions to the Iraqi agricultural sector. We are also ready to share know-how and information with agricultural engineers for their university research projects."
Nayef Ghaith, Production Engineer
Nayef Ghaith organized a tour of the Zouk Mosbeh manufacturing plant and quality control laboratory.
Day 2: Field Visit & Corrugated Sister-Company Plant Tour
On the second day, Sfeir escorted the Iraqi delegation on a field visit about advanced greenhouse technologies in the Batroun region of Lebanon. Delegates learned about installation of greenhouse covers, plant growth control, and fully automated control systems for plant fertilization and aeration.
The group then visited Unipak corrugated packaging manufacturer in Halat, Lebanon to learn about the advantages of corrugated packaging for the agricultural sector.
Unipak produces open-top trays, corrugated trays for packing and dispensing vegetables and fruit, top-and-bottom corrugated boxes for packing fresh produce, and corrugated bulk bins for fresh produce.
The Iraqi delegation outside Unipak corrugated manufacturing plant
MASTERPAK and Unipak are members of INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'.
For More Information
Râny Sfeir, Agricultural Engineer
Zouk Industrial Zone
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3624
Fax: +961-9-209 002