Mohebi Logistics, distributor of many of the world's top brands throughout the Middle East, plans to invest up to Dh350 million to build its new headquarters and logistics facility in Dubai Logistics City (DLC) at Dubai World Central (DWC).
The 140 sq km Dubai World Central is part of Dubai Government’s overall strategy to enhance the emirate’s transport and logistics services and capitalize on its geographical location to strengthen Dubai’s reputation as an international trading and commercial hub.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, and Mohammed Mohebi, Mohebi Logistics CEO, signed the lease agreement for the 1.5 million square feet plot. The Emirati company now joins the ranks of Aramex, Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina, Hellmann Caliper, INL, RSA Logistics and other major industry players that are taking full advantage of Dubai World Central’s infrastructure, multi-modal transport accessibility, dedicated services and facilities.
Sheikh Ahmed said: “Dubai World Central consolidates Dubai’s position as a major international logistics hub. It establishes a strategic link to global markets and plays a crucial role in meeting the present and future needs of Dubai's aviation, tourism, trade and logistics sectors. Moreover, Dubai World Central demonstrates Dubai Government’s commitment to support key industry players such as Mohebi Logistics by providing the right combination of world-class infrastructure and value-added services.”
Mohammed Mohebi, Mohebi Logistics CEO, said: “We are proud and excited at the prospect of becoming a strategic partner of Dubai World Central and key contributor to Dubai’s continued economic growth. It is important that Emirati talent and know-how offered by home-grown companies are developed to support our leadership’s vision of creating a knowledge-based economy. Dubai World Central will play a critical role in showcasing both Emirati talent and corporate capabilities, which in my opinion is key in serving our national interests.”
Mohebi Logistics, which is part of the Zainal Mohebi Group, will build its state-of-the-art corporate headquarters and facilities comprising approximately 110,000 pallet positions, expanding the company’s storage and logistics facilities and almost doubling its capacity to serve its regional and global clientele. The headquarters and temperature-controlled warehousing facilities will be constructed in two phases.
The construction of a new logistics base in DLC is part of AED 1 billion in investments that Mohebi Investments earmarked to establish itself as a major regional player. In order to expand and achieve a lean, efficient retail distribution business, Zainal Mohebi Group will consolidate its FMCG operations in a single location at Dubai World Central.
Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “Dubai Logistics City supports the growing logistical needs of the region’s burgeoning business community. Furthermore, it provides direct access to a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art infrastructure and services and multi-modal transport within a centralized location at Dubai World Central. This creates the perfect environment for the logistics community to synergize and unlock fresh opportunities for business growth.”