(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Gefco Group, one of the leading international logistic firms, announced the opening of its first-ever office in Dubai, marking the start of its presence in the Middle East region.
The company said it is ready to invest more than Dh36 million over the next two years.
Established in 1949, Gefco has evolved into being a world leader in automotive logistics and has made its mark as a benchmark for industrial logistics.
It enjoys a global presence across 150 countries and continues to expand to provide key logistical support to its industrial customers in high-growth areas like Central Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, India and South America.
The company's Dubai office is expected to help complete the supply chain of overseas flows arriving at Dubai Ports, the group's top officials said at a news conference in Dubai.
The opening will also ensure the supply chain of finished vehicles entering the emirate with final destinations to Iraq and across other countries within the GCC region, they added.
Gefco is expected to expand its operations to cars' compound and warehousing activities over the next three years - making full use of 200,000sqm.
Present during the event were top Gefco officials headed by Luc Nadal, chairman of the board, and Christian Zbylut, vice-president and chief executive officer of International Development.
Located inside the Jebel Ali Freezone Area, the company's new office will be offering effective logistics solutions like inbound overland logistics, outbound automotive logistics and overseas services to key industry verticals like automotive, aerospace, FMCG and electronics.
"Making Dubai the headquarters of our Middle East offices proves to be very strategic and advantageous - as we are located right in the heart of the region and central to the operations of various industry verticals. We remain highly confident in this key move to establish our presence and have even started to mull the possibilities of opening offices in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar," said Stefano Pollotti, Gefco country manager for UAE.
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