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21 March, 2014

Al-Futtaim Logistics expands service offerings to meet exponential growth in logistics sector

The region’s logistics sector is poised to grow exponentially and Al-Futtaim Logistics is gearing up to meet the future requirements by investing in new infrastructure, expanding geographic reach and service innovation.

“Over the past year, more focus was placed to expand beyond our core offerings extending Al-Futtaim Logistics’ capabilities to provide comprehensive logistics and supply chain solutions. We are now gearing up for 2020 and beyond with considerable investment in infrastructure, value added services such as home delivery and assembly services and our maiden foray into fashion logistics,” said Raman Kumar, Acting Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Logistics.

Al-Futtaim Logistics recently opened its 50,000 sqm warehouse, distribution and office facility in JAFZA South Zone and Dubai Industrial City to accommodate growing regional needs for cost-effective storage solutions for its clients.

Also the newly opened air hub in Dubai World Central and Sharjah International Air Cargo Terminal is ideally positioned to engage and execute charter freight operations as the company explores new markets and improves services.

The company has invested in a dedicated Home Delivery fleet to service the needs of its clients. The investment called for a 30,000 sqm Distribution Center, Fleet and Technology that is dedicated to offering a centralized and automated home delivery platform in real time live trading environment.

Further diversifying its services portfolio, the Contract Logistics division of Al-Futtaim Logistics recently made its first venture in to Fashion Logistics with the opening of a 15,000 sqm facility based in Jebel Ali Free Zone, to handle over 220,000 units of designer children, men’s and women’s wear.

“Al-Futtaim Logistics’ value added services approach is based on our strategy
to innovate and find new ways of doing things to extend the brand experience
as one of the leading local Logistics Service Provider with global reach”
said Mr. Kumar.