Aramex to develop first fully automated hub in region
Al Ashram Investments, a Dubai-based investment firm, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Aramex to build-and-lease back its new Express Courier Facility in Dubai.
The AED 75 million facility will be located in Umm Ramool on Dubai Airport Road. It will be constructed by Al Ashram Contracting on a fast-track build-to-suit basis with completion expected within seven months.
The facility has been designed to employ the latest technologies to serve Aramex’s growing customer base more effectively and efficiently, in line with the company’s continuous efforts to upgrade its operations to simplify its customers’ experiences.
Al Ashram will construct the new Express Courier Facility in full compliance with Dubai’s Green Building Regulations and Specifications in-line with efforts to create a more sustainable urban environment.
The regulations and specifications stipulate that the construction of buildings should be done in a manner that will reduce the consumption of energy, water, and materials, and improve public health, safety, and general welfare.
These can be attained by paying careful attention to the planning, design, construction and operation buildings once constructed.
“It has been a great pleasure working with the UAE’s leading logistics company, Aramex. It requires experienced operators to materialise a deal of this scale,” said Muhannad Al Ashram, executive director at Al Ashram Investments. “This project is rooted in shared core values between Al Ashram and Aramex, such as forward-thinking and a passion for excellence. We are honored to build this innovative and advanced establishment that will surely be recognized as a showcase facility in the region.”
Hussein Wehbe, general manager of Aramex in the UAE added that the facility would be Aramex’s first fully automated warehouse in the region. “The facility will be equipped with innovative state-of-the-art technologies, for higher capacity, faster sortation process, and reduced transit times. We believe this will allow us to meet the growing customer demand for rapid and more efficient shipment deliveries. We will remain committed to investing in innovation as we grow our operations in the UAE.”
The new Express Courier Facility will be constructed on a build-to-suit basis as Aramex is the only occupant of the property. This will allow Aramex the freedom to include its specific requirements in the construction of the building without owning the property.