ALS expands into Saudi market following major Oman cargo project
Following the launch of the region’s first fully automated air cargo terminal in Oman, and a new contract for an automated pharmaceutical warehouse in Riyadh, ALS has announced plans to open ALS Saudi Arabia.
“This month we have won a project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the first fully automated pharmaceutical warehouse in the country,” said Walid Khoury, managing director, ALS Logistics Solutions. “It’s a 120,000sqm facility that will be built in several stages.”
The first phase is worth AED50-million, says Khoury.
“With this project we’re going to be launching ALS Saudi Arabia. It’s a huge and growing market and we need to have our own staff on the ground there,” he told Logistics Middle East.
The plans come just months after ALS handed over to Oman Air the region’s first fully automated air cargo terminal.
“Now in the second quarter we will hand over the second fully automated air cargo terminal to Oman Air in Salalah. This brings Oman Air’s air cargo operation up to a standard that is unsurpassed in the Middle East,” says Khoury.
ALS has also won a few projects in Southeast Asia and is now planning to open a representative office in Vietnam.