Nov 29, 2018: Kuehne + Nagel UAE, which established a regional hub in Dubai South in 2006, has opened its new warehouse extension in the Logistics District. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), led the inauguration recently.

The facility is intended for high-value industries that the company serves in the UAE and the region, further boosting Dubai’s global competitiveness through state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities in the logistics sector.

Through the Logistics District’s range of real estate solutions and a facilitative approach to meeting international and national regulations, Kuehne + Nagel UAE has successfully expanded its facility serving key sectors such as aerospace and other high-tech industries. It has also enabled the integrated supply chain company to further grow its pharmaceutical operations in line with international guidelines in governance, risk and compliance standards.

Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of DACC and Dubai South, said, “We congratulate Kuehne + Nagel for this new milestone, which enables them to serve high-value industries. This move further reflects the attractiveness of the Logistics District as an ideal environment for regional expansion and a strategic location to connect to the global markets with its easy access to various ports of entry, including air, sea and land. We continue to build our strengths to facilitate and enable our strategic customers to fully engage in implementing their business strategies and achieve success.”

Dubai South continues to attract small and large companies owing to its strategic location, state-of-the-art infrastructure and innovative approaches that facilitate business setup. The Logistics District is fast becoming the supply chain capital for international markets, given the convenience, proximity and easy access to seaports, airports and major roads.

The warehouse is spread over an area of 10,000 square metres, built with one main chamber as the general storage area and a mezzanine chamber. The new building is also equipped with the latest warehousing technology and has 10 docking stations and one drive in door with a ramp for aerospace materials and large engines.

Thorsten Pook, MD of Kuehne + Nagel UAE and Oman, stated, “The extension of our warehouse campus in Dubai South Logistics District underlines our strong commitment to the UAE and the Middle East and provide outstanding logistics services to our customers. We recognise the tremendous growth potential of the Middle East and situating our operations in Logistics District is the ideal choice to drive growth for our customers and significantly contributing to the efficiency in their value chain.”

Kuehne + Nagel UAE has continued to grow in the region since its inception in 1978, owning two warehouses and operating three others, and employing more than 400 employees. With the new warehouse, Kuehne + Nagel has now extended its capability to a total of 41,000 square metres storage capacity to meet the growing market demand in the coming years.

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