Al-Futtaim Logistics opens second retail warehouse in Riyadh
As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in Riyadh.
The local distribution centre is 15,000 sqm and will act as a buffer facility for its primary warehouse in Jeddah.
Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including fashion, footwear, hardware, DIY furniture and home appliances.
The facilities are fully equipped with the latest web-enabled inventory technology, providing stock visibility for customers.
Both warehouses are Wi-Fi enabled for online scanning which provides an accurate and real-time update on stock transactions. Inventory is distributed either directly to stores (B2B) or homes (B2C).
As per customer preferences, inbounds are arranged via air, sea and/or road options.
Al-Futtaim Logistics’ customers have ambitious plans to expand their regional footprints. As their 3PL partner of choice, Al-Futtaim Logistics will strengthen services in cold chain and enable speed to market for customer orders.
Furthermore, Al-Futtaim Logistics will enhance customer experiences with multimodal transport solutions and integrated logistics solutions.
“Consumer needs are constantly changing and Al-Futtaim Logistics’ corporate outlook is to develop the road distribution network and cold chain in the Kingdom to service the expanding customer base,” said Raman Kumar, managing director of Al-Futtaim Logistics.
“Our expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reinforces our confidence in investing in the economy which is in line with the UAE government’s vision of enhanced bilateral trade between the two nations,” he added.