Panalpina opens new facility at Dubai South Logistics District

The Dubai South Logistics District witnessed the opening of Panalpina’s 40,000 sq. meter facility. The center is the largest logistics and manufacturing facility globally for the Swiss-headquartered Panalpina Group, the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions.

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Chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline & Group, and chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “The UAE is a logistics hub with modern infrastructure and an investment-friendly environment, supported by a sound regulatory framework, making it the destination of choice for the industry.”

Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, said: “One of the early adopters to believe and invest in our vision, Panalpina was the first partner to break ground at Dubai South. Almost a decade later, the company has leveraged our excellent connectivity and world-class infrastructure, thus enhancing its ability to harness the region’s growth potential.”

He added: “At Dubai South, we are building the world’s first master planned aerotropolis, offering global industry leaders, such as Panalpina, a multimodal logistics platform that allows for seamless air-land-sea connectivity and world-class infrastructure.”

Global network

Panalpina Group CEO Stafan Karlen stated: “Panalpina is taking advantage of its global network and footprint to expand its logistics offering for its customers here in Dubai; from last-minute logistics manufacturing services to modular assemblies.”

The new facility is Dubai South’s second built-to-suit product delivery and is a fully air conditioned Grade A facility. The building has three partitioned sections, allowing for customer privacy, including a dust-free environment repair room, fully equipped with anti-static flooring, specialized lighting and temperature and humidity control.

The repair room will accommodate the hi-tech mobile phone, tablet, laptop, games console, diagnostics and repair operations, while the logistics manufacturing services area has special lighting and electrical supply points to accommodate the specific operations.

 

 

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