Dubai: Panalpina Group, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, today opened a 40,000-square metre facility in Dubai South Logistics District.
The centre is the largest logistics and manufacturing facility globally for the Switzerland-headquartered company.
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, specialised 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.
The facility was opened in the presence of Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation, Chairman and CEO of Emirates airline and Group, and Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Khalifa Suhail Al Zafein, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South.
Others present at the event included Ahmad Al Ansari, acting CEO, Dubai South, Stefan Karlen, CEO, Panalpina Group, Pascal Sieber, Panalpina country managing director UAE, Mike Wilson, global head of logistics and manufacturing.