BariQ is the biggest “bottle-to-bottle” recycler of polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) pellets in Egypt and the MEA region. Committed to the finest quality, BariQ brings state-of-the-art, cutting edge and green technology to the region and re-processes post-consumer plastic PET bottles according to the foundation of the sustainability pillars of being economically justified and environmentally sound into top quality food-grade pellets catering major international bottle and food container makers and major fiber producers throughout Europe and the United States.
These bottles would otherwise have likely become part of the landfill or burnt.
BariQ’s pellets are proudly approved by international regulators including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and Health Canada.
Our mission is a daily fight to exceed expectations, a continuous search for growth opportunities, and an everlasting challenge to redefine the term Green Environment. Our mission is to assist your business in your journey to green success.
Providing world- class quality for recycling and packaging solutions through innovation and operational excellence. Our vision is to turn the world green through the latest technologies to help our environment and your business thrive, flourish, and transform.Chairman Message
The secret of every successful, century-old company lies in its corporate values. These fundamental pillars of doing business begin with senior executives and managers and trickle all the way down through the corporate structure to entry-level associates and interns. This shared set of core values, rooted in daily habits, promotes a sense of enduring trust that enables these businesses to survive the lean times as well as well as the days of plenty.
Respect for people
Whether they are employees, customers or shareholders is a vital principle that we adhere to strongly in each and every realm of our existence. We believe that investing in people is by far the best allocation of our resources. Thus, we give both our customers and employees a superior environment for interaction and delivery.
At Raya we are always eager to promote Teamwork. The company is continually seeking to bring together personnel with a diversity of backgrounds, skill levels and varied areas of expertise. We believe that working in teams is the only way to achieve the kind of results that we are after.
Seeking Excellence is necessary in order for Raya to maintain its current position at the forefront of its sophisticated industry. The company encourages excellence by rewarding skill and performance. With the desire to win and the will to succeed Raya has unlimited potential to improve the quality of all the services that it currently has on offer.
Is crucial to the success of our business. We do our best to insure that customers experience exceptional service during each and every interface they have with the company. Everything from the sales pitch to the after-sales support is tailor-made to suit customer needs. Our customized solutions and ongoing partnerships have made us indispensable with a growing pool of loyal customers.
BariQ is running a recycling facility for the recycling of post-consumer PET into conventionally recycled PET-flakes (grinded and hot washed). BariQ has an in-house immaculate US/ FDA approved recycling process for the production of PET granules for direct food contact for packaging materials.
BariQ’s immaculate recycling process uses re-collected post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers of original food grade quality as input material. The input material originates from collections systems such as curbside and deposit collections (no industrial PET-containers). During the process this material is washed, processed and cleaned up in such a way that the output material, the recycled PET pellets, can be used again for the production of new articles for direct contact with foodstuffs.
Typical food contact applications for the BariQ recyclate are mineral water, soft drinks, juices and beer bottles as well as for PET sheet, cups, punnets and trays. Typical food contact conditions include also long term storage (several months) at room temperature.
Additionally, the material can also be used in non-food applications such as detergents, home care, cosmetics and fiber & textile applications.
The crucial parameters of the recycling process are the initial concentration of potential contaminants in the washed flakes before super-clean recycling. In addition residence times of the decontamination reaction, decontamination temperatures as well as the applied vacuum are important for the decontamination process.
Our recycling process at BariQ is in compliance with:
- EFSA’s criteria to be used for safety evaluation of a mechanical recycling process to produce recycled PET intended to be used for manufacture of materials and articles in contact with food (EFSA Journal 2011;9(7):2184)
- Article 3 of the EU Framework Regulation 1935/2004.
- The requirements for overall migration and specific migration of PET monomers according to EU Regulation 10/2011, in addition to the requirements of Article 4 of the EU Regulation 282/2008.
- The requirements of the GMP Regulation (EC) 2023/2006.
BariQ Global Market Presence
Egypt is a prosperous market not only because of the prime geographic location that allows access to different regional markets but also Egypt has various free trade agreements with most of the global markets that facilitate importing like free trade agreement with Europe, GSP with USA, MERCOSUR with Latin American countries and COMESA with African countries.
BariQ is the first Bottle to Bottle PET recycler in MENA region with 200 employees, operating since 2012, We offer our quality food-grade PET pellets; which is approved by the European EFSA , the US FDA and Health Canada; to major international bottle and food container makers and major fiber producers throughout Europe and North America. In fact, our clients include many of the world’s largest and respected companies. We are honored to serve the following markets. We are a value-driven company and give each customer the distinguished attention and highest service level. Over the past years we have established a global supply network catering many global players all over Europe, USA and MENA region. Our quality focus and constant pursual towards higher partners’ satisfaction levels are our main assets. As a fully integrated company and with a comprehensive network of partners, we offer the convenience of a one-stop-service to ensure our high quality recycled resin are processed to meet the rigorous performance and quality requirements of our clients and their end-customers alike.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At RAYA we take pride in our dedication to corporate social responsibility initiatives that plays a major role in Egypt’s social development sustainability. Our pride not only lays in supporting such initiatives, but in our continuous efforts to engage our people on ground activities and witness our social impact ourselves. Raya is constantly looking to collaborate with reputable non-governmental organizations such as; Educate-Me, Terous , INJAZ Egypt, Wataneya, Baheya Hospital and Children Cancer Hospital 57357.
- RAYA’s Social Investment Initiatives: A Way Forward toward a Better Future
- RAYA’s Commitment to Education and Sustainable Development
Skill-based Education Initiative
The core of a rapid development of a country can always be routed to education, hence RAYA started in 2015 with plans to empower and support education institutions. In collaboration with Educate-Me organization, RAYA supported underprivileged communities to enhance the learning process in Talbeya Haram through supplying classes with all needed IT equipment as well as building and furnishing extra floors to accommodate a larger number of children. 320 children today are receiving their education in a better environment and are encouraged to pursue their dreams.
Safe Learning Environment in Public Schools
In collaboration with Terous NGO, RAYA participated in the Ministry of Education initiative “safe learning environment in public schools’ campaign. The initiative tackles the lack of necessary infrastructure maintenance work that put the lives of public schools’ students at risk. RAYA’s collaboration with Terous NGO came to execute the needed maintenance missions in eight public schools in Al Ganayen in Suez governorate impacting the lives of over 4118 students. At RAYA we believe that no student should ever endure such life threatening conditions to be able to receive their education.
Sharing Know how Through Corporate Volunteerism
The third educational initiative with INJAZ Egypt was designed to encourage RAYA employees to volunteer their time and knowledge to implement predesigned programs in public schools that tackle topics like entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. More than 315 training hours in 570 schools allowed RAYA employees to influence preparatory students in their journey of self-discovery and created a skill based educational experience to our youth.
RAYA Civic Engagement Activities: Creating a Sense of Shared Value
RAYA is constantly encouraging activities that shows our commitment and duty towards the betterment of society. Our duty towards our society is to strive for success, growing the business and increasing our corporate social responsibility at RAYA is of no less importance.
We praise the employees who participate in these social initiatives and encourage everyone to take part in our yearly social projects as to promote engagement and create a sense of shared value.
RAYA and Children Cancer Hospital 57357 proudly organizes on regular basis blood donation campaigns in all its premises; 6th of October Headquarter, Galleria40, BariQ factory, Maadi Park facility and Abassya call center.
RAYA also held breast cancer awareness sessions for all female employees in collaboration with the specialized Baheya breast cancer Hospital.
Calling for Gender Diversity and Women’s Empowerment
A major arm of RAYA’s CSR committee is promoting gender diversity through celebrating International Day for Women’s Day. In 2015, we celebrated International Day for Women & Girls in Science and Technology. RAYA also participated this year in the global event “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” at the Egyptian Stock Exchange celebrating women in workplace and the community.
RAYA group proudly encourages women in the workplace and helps them to maintain a work-life balance. Women leaders at RAYA Group act as role models for all women employees by mentoring, empowering them and motivating them to develop their skills and succeed in their careers.
As part of RAYA’s efforts in creating a corporate culture that encourages gender diversity and empowers women, RAYA Holding’s CEO signed this year the Statement of Support to Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP), disseminated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.