RIYADH:(RAHNUMA) A new plastics factory in Riyadh is a step closer after the Arabian Plastic Industrial Co. secured SR105.5 million ($29 million) of funding from the Saudi Investment Bank.
According to a filing to the Kingdom’s stock market, Apico will use the funds – which come in the form of working capital and a medium term loan – to build the facility as part of a plan to expand production.
The Jeddah-based company had signed a land lease contract with the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones – known as Modon – in 2022 with regards to the factory.
Of the SR105.5 million, SR55.5 million will be spent on the expansion with the remainder earmarked for existing facilities.
Apico made its debut on the Kingdom’s stock market in October 2022, when its shares climbed 18.52 percent above its listing price on the first day of trading.
The company offered 1 million shares, or 20 percent, of its SR50 million market capitalization.
The offering coverage was 15.43 times oversubscribed, with the offer price set at SR27 per share.
Established in 1996, Apico serves customers across different sectors, including to Almarai Co., flynas, TotalEnergies, and Nahdi Medical Co..