27 July, 2016
Al-Futtaim Logistics ranked 6th
Headquartered at Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Futtaim Logistics is one of the region’s leading logistics firms offering a full range of advanced supply chain management solutions. AFL has facilities in Jebel Ali, DFC, DIC, Rashidiya, Ramool, DCV, DWC, Al Ain and Mussafah (Abu Dhabi). Based on the product profile, customer requirements and operational productivity, the AFL warehouse operations team has configured the warehouses into standard pallet, shelves, bins, hanging garment racks, bulk storage and customised warehouse areas.
“Through our different service offerings we handle 22,000 people on daily basis around UAE (People Transportation division); around 169,000 documents entries in year (Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance); 250,000 sqm of warehouse space (Contract Logistics) and are a leading automotive logistics provider” says Raman Kumar, managing director, Al-Futtaim Logistics.
A logistics veteran with more than 25 years’ experience, Raman Kumar joined Al-Futtaim in 1995 as senior accountant and became finance manager in 2009. He became managing director in 2015, overseeing a team of 950 people and last year and led the company’s expansion in key Middle East markets, including GCC and East African countries. In Dubai as well, the company expanded its workforce. “We are growing at a very fast rate, which presents challenges, but our wonderful team makes things happen. A skilled management team takes the business forward” says Kumar. “As an organisation, we are growing fast because we are delivering innovative and creative logistics solutions to every customer.”
Al-Futtaim Logistics has rapidly established itself as one of the leading 3PL companies in the region and the one of the largest in the UAE. “We are a market leader in providing end-to-end logistics, especially in automotive logistics, contract logistics, freight management, and corporate and general transportation,” says Kumar. “These verticals at Al-Futtaim Logistics are our strong pillars, which have placed us amongst the pioneers in the region’s logistics market.”