Al-Futtaim Logistics opens cold store hub in Jafza South

The multi-temperature facility has space for more than 1,600 pallets with full temperature control ranging from +18°C to -22°C.
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Al-Futtaim Logistics has announced the expansion of its services with the opening of a state-of-the-art cold storage warehousing facility in Jebel Ali South Free Zone in Dubai.

The multi-temperature facility has space for more than 1,600 pallets with full temperature control ranging from +18°C to -22°C.

The facility incorporates world-class warehouse management technology including capturing all the attributes of the products combined with double-deep storage which optimises space and enables high throughput.

The new facility has been designed for piece and pallet picking for speed-to-market orders.

Customers utilising the cold storage facility can also take advantage of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ value-added services such as barcoding, labelling, date coding which are compliant with local and regional GCC regulations and are in line with international standards of food safety storage.

Raman Kumar, managing director of Al-Futtaim Logistics, said: “The new cold storage warehouse facility represents an important investment for us and strengthens our service offerings while opening the door for more opportunities with third-party customers.”

“The multi-temperature facility enables us to handle the storage, processing and distribution of chilled and frozen goods and is supported by a comprehensive range of distribution and logistics services, providing customers with efficient and cost-effective solutions,” he added.

The facility also offers a dedicated onsite office for local authorities thereby enabling fast-track inspections to ensure the products stored meet stringent standards.

In the unlikely event of a power outage, the facility has 100 percent business continuity measures in place to maintain uninterrupted services.

The warehouse is also fully equipped with anti-skidding tires and anti-glaze temperature controlled driver cabins ensuring high efficiency in the operations while keeping health and safety at the core of the operations.

Al-Futtaim Logistics has expanded its primary services into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman and is set to extend the new warehouse facilities to its regional F&B customers.

Binoy George, general manager – Contracts Logistics at Al-Futtaim Logistics, said: “The new warehouse is designed for speed to market needs of B2C customers and is a further testament of our continued commitment to our customers in providing quality services.”