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03 May, 2010

Al-Futtaim Logistics wins Caterpillar account to provide 3PL services

Dubai, May 03, 2010: Al-Futtaim Logistics, the market leading supply chain management solutions provider, today announced a new contract to provide Third-party Logistics (3PL) services for Caterpillar in the Middle East.

Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines.

The Al-Futtaim group company will provide customs brokerage in to and out of Dubai, freight forwarding services in addition to complete road transportation solutions for Caterpillar’s Product Distribution Center in Dubai.

Tom Nauwelaerts, Head of Logistics at Al-Futtaim said: “We are extremely proud to have won this contract with Caterpillar. Al-Futtaim Logistics’ demonstrated capabilities, well established transport experience in the UAE and the region, solid infrastructure, strategic location and competitive pricing model were key elements in the decision being made in our favour. Our strong network enables us to provide the contracted services at the agreed times and within the defined budget.”

Caterpillar’s PDC has been developed to increase the velocity of product through the supply chain and therefore improve delivery time to its dealers. The PDC provides high levels of sustained services and short availability.

"We are looking forward to further optimizing clearance, forwarding and distribution activities with Al-Futtaim in a mutually-beneficial business partnership," says Michelle Wahrenburg, General Manager for Transportation for Caterpillar in Europe, Africa, Middle East, CIS.