Mohebi Logistics breaks ground on $150m DWC facility
Dubai-based Mohebi Logistics, one of the largest vertically-integrated supply chain management companies in the Middle East, has broken ground on its new facility within the Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Building on its successful and sustained track record in FMCG logistics, the family-owned Emirati business is consolidating its entire group activities at DWC.
In a ceremony held at the company’s new site, Mohebi Logistics, a subsidiary of Mohebi Investments and an affiliate of Zainal Mohebi Holdings, revealed detailed plans for the $150 million centre scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.
The new facility will be spread over 206,000 square meters of land and will encompass the Zainal Mohebi Holdings corporate office and storage capacity of 180,000 pallet positions; more than doubling the company’s existing storage and logistics capabilities.
Commenting on the historic event, Mohammed Mohebi, CEO of Mohebi Logistics and Zainal Mohebi Holdings, said: “To stay innovative, you must be willing to constantly re-evaluate how well you work with your business partners.
"We are proud and excited to become a strategic partner of Dubai World Central and a key contributor to Dubai’s continued economic growth.
"It is important that Emirati talent and know-how offered by homegrown companies is developed to support our leadership’s vision of creating a knowledge-based economy.
"Dubai World Central will play a critical role in showcasing both Emirati talent and corporate capabilities, which in my opinion is crucial in serving our national interests.”
His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, added: “We are proud to welcome to the DWC family one of the oldest and most exemplary Emirati family business organisations in the UAE – Zainal Mohebi Holdings.
"The company reflects our nation’s ethos of business excellence and progressive culture. We are confident that its corporate and operational growth will not only flourish under the DWC ecosystem, but shall also contribute to it.
Mohebi Logistics’ development forms part of an overall $300 million investment that Mohebi Investments has earmarked to establish Mohebi Logistics as a major regional player.
In addition, Zainal Mohebi Holdings will consolidate its FMCG operations by also re-locating to Dubai World Central.