Aramex inaugurates new e-commerce fulfilment centre in Dubai
Aramex has launched a new, partially automated fulfilment centre in Dubai to support the rapid growth of its e-commerce business with B2B retailers.
Located at Dubai Logistics City and covering 60,000 square meters, the temperature-controlled centre is one of Aramex’s largest fulfilment warehouses across the region. It features new technologies including a ‘Pick to Light’ system, which uses light-directed picking technology to improve accuracy and efficiency, and an automated conveyer belt system.
Commenting on the new centre, Iyad Kamal, chief operating officer at Aramex, said the new centre was part of the logistics company’s digital transformation strategy.
“Aramex’s new fulfilment centre is an important investment that will help support the rapid growth of our logistics business and our retailer’s omni-channel sales strategies,” he said.
“The facility’s cutting-edge technology strengthens our position by ensuring fast, seamless and reliable fulfilment. It forms an important component of our digital transformation strategy and our efforts to improve our logistics offering for retailers across the world,” Kamal added.
“The centre will expand our global logistics capacity and enable us to help more start-ups and established businesses receive, process and deliver orders to customers through effective supply chain management,” added Saeed Mukhtar, global head of Logistics at Aramex.
“We are pleased to expand our fulfilment infrastructure to deliver our customers the speed and reliability that they deserve,” he added.
In the 2018 financial year, Logistics and Supply Chain Management operations grew by 16% to AED 302 million, due to the strong demand for Aramex’s warehousing and other value-added services across key markets.