Dubai, UAE, 21 March 2011 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has announced the opening of a new 63,000 sq m facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai, expanding CEVA’s warehouse space in the Middle East to over 100,000 sq m.
The new warehouse, also including office space, supports the company’s growth strategy in the Middle East which is driven by offering sustainable cost and operating efficiencies for customers through truly integrated solutions, shared user networks and consolidation services.
The new purpose built facility encompasses the latest technology and is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. The warehouse also has a specialist 3,000 sq m which is licensed to store Classes 2, 3 and 4 under the dangerous goods license.
The new building has been developed in collaboration with Gazeley, global developer of highly efficient, environmentally friendly logistics and industrial spaces, and is designed to meet the highest standards in environmental construction and efficiency. This is the second project where CEVA has partnered with Gazeley, the first being last year when CEVA leased a unique 12,000 sq m pyramid building in Dubai, which acts as a central hub for all regional customers and serves as the Company’s Middle East headquarters.
Salma Hareb, CEO, Economic Zones World, said: “We are delighted to see CEVA rapidly expanding its presence in Jafza over the past two years. The new LEED certified warehouse and office further enhances its logistics capabilities in the Middle East. We congratulate the CEVA management on the occasion and remain fully committed to supporting future endeavors.”
John Gould, CEVA’s Managing Director for the Middle East said: “We are delighted to provide cutting edge contract logistics solutions to our clients in the UAE and Middle East and see the new facility as a major contribution to further building the UAE as a large logistics hub to service the greater Middle East, Levant and Northern Africa.”
Gianfranco Sgro, President of CEVA, SEMEA, commented:”This occasion marks a significant milestone in the development of our Middle Eastern network. The new facility is state of the art and constructed to the highest European standards in order to offer our customers best in class solutions.”The 63,000 sq m facility is comprised of two separate units: the first offers over 35,000 sqm of temperature/environment controlled warehousing and 500 sq m of office space. The second unit provides over 26,000 sq m ambient warehousing and a further 400 sq m of office space specifically catering to the requests of customers across a variety of industries.
An announcement ceremony hosted by CEVA took place on the morning of 14 March, 2011. Guests included Salma Hareb, CEO of Economic Zones World (EZW), John Pattullo, CEO of CEVA, Gianfranco Sgro, CEVA’s SEMEA President, John Gould, CEVA’s MD for the Middle East, Warren Angus, CEVA’s Regional Sales and Marketing Director for the Middle East, and Contract Logistics Director Stefano Pollotti.
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CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 50,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors and CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network, with a presence in over 170 countries. For the year ending 31 December 2010, the Group reported revenues of €6.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com