Geodis Wilson to open Dubai distribution centre
Global forwarder and logistics service provider Geodis Wilson is opening an 8,500 square metre distribution centre in Jebel Ali South within the free zone of Dubai.
The new facility will offer; temperature-controlled accommodation, configurable racking up to an eaves height of 13 metres, and the firm’s own in-house warehouse management system, which is being configured for local operating requirements. The premises will also be equipped with CCTV cameras, wifi scanning equipment, four adjustable loading bays and 1,500 sprinklers for fire protection.
“The demand for contract logistics is very high,” says Sascha Geiken, managing director for Geodis Wilson UAE. “Most companies trading via, or in the Middle East, need a hub solution for their business and Dubai is undoubtedly the regional choice, with very good onward connections.”
Geodis Wilson has invested approximately US$1.5 million into the Jebel Ali distribution centre, with the intention of providing a range of supply chain solutions, including; warehousing services, inventory, labelling, barcoding, packing pouches, blisters, vendor management as well as domestic and cross border distribution.