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.”
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.