Kuehne + Nagel UAE has opened its new warehouse extension in the Logistics District in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC).
The inauguration coincides with Kuehne + Nagel’s 40-year anniversary since establishing operations in the UAE.
The new warehouse is intended to serve aerospace and other high-tech industries, furthering boosting Dubai’s global competitiveness through state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities in the logistics sector.
The expansion has also enabled Kuehne + Nagel to further grow its pharmaceutical operations in line with international guidelines in governance, risk and compliance standards, as the extension allows more capacity in the existing phase 2 warehouse to be utilised for pharma logistics.
The new warehouse facility is spread over an area of 10,000 square meters, 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.
“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,” said Thorsten Pook, managing director of Kuehne + Nagel UAE and Oman.
“We recognize 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,” he added.
Dubai South, the fastest growing free zone in the region, continues to attract small and large companies owing to its strategic location, state-of-the-art infrastructure and innovative approaches that facilitate business setup.
“We congratulate Kuehne + Nagel for this new milestone, which enables them to serve high-value industries,” said Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of DACC and Dubai South. “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.”
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.
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 meters storage capacity to meet the growing market demand in the coming years.