INGRAM MICRO LAUNCHES ADVANCED WAREHOUSE FACILITIES IN JAFZA TO SERVE THE MIDDLE EAST AND BEYOND  

INGRAM MICRO LAUNCHES ADVANCED WAREHOUSE FACILITIES IN JAFZA TO SERVE THE MIDDLE EAST AND BEYOND

  • The leading technology and supply chain services company bolsters its market position through tech‑savvy warehouse facilities
  • DP World, UAE Region’s trade and logistics hub that offers multimodal connectivity and connects global markets will contribute to Ingram Micro’s success story

Ingram Micro opened its new warehouse facilities in Dubai during an official inauguration ceremony, attended by senior executives from DP World, UAE Region and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), including Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region & Jafza, Dr. Ali Baghdadi, SVP & Chief Executive of Ingram Micro – META, and Lalit Sharma, Ingram Micro Head of Operations in META.

Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region & Jafza said: “As a global trade enabler, we at DP World, UAE Region firmly believe in contributing to the success of our partners through our multimodal hub that includes Jafza, our flagship free zone. Owing to our enhanced competencies, Jafza has been providing a competitive and rewarding business environment to over 8,600 registered companies from over 140 countries and is a major source of FDI inflow into Dubai, accounting for 23.9 per cent of total foreign investment in the Emirate. We are certain that the technologically-advanced warehousing facilities by Ingram Micro will elevate the offerings in Jafza, adding to the success of both entities, in the UAE and the Middle East.”إنغرام مايكرو تطلق مستودعات متطورة في جافزا

Dr. Ali Baghdadi, SVP & Chief Executive of Ingram Micro – META, stated, “We are delighted to be present in Jafza, which is a globally recognised free zone. It has provided us with the ability to serve many countries in the Middle East and Africa and supported us with their services and technologies during a challenging year of the pandemic. We serve the region from these new facilities with equipment and solutions in Physical Security, Cyber Security, Data Center, Networking, AI, and more worth USD2 billion a year. Having been operating in the region for almost 30 years, this warehouse is just another step forward.”

The new warehouse facilities include a 7,500+ sq. m. plot and 4,850+ sq. m. carpet area, 11 meters height storage with over 7,500+ Pallet location. The warehouse is served by the Narrow Aisle Articulated (VNA) machines that can operate less than 2 meters of aisle width and go up to 11 meters. Site equipped with Dock Levelers for efficient loading/offloading newly installed Dock Shelters.

The warehouse features state-of-the-art CCTV cameras and radars from Axis Communications, intrusion, access control systems, temperature monitoring cameras linked with access control, ANPR cameras for advanced parking solution, designed by Ingram Micro Physical Security Team. The new facilities also include some of the most advanced security solutions in the region. The entire solution was designed and installed in line with SIRA guidelines and connected with Dubai Police via Video Guard service. The warehouse site has a fully automated fire detection and fire suppression system in real-time linked with Dubai Civil Defense.

About Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)

Jafza is one of the world’s leading free trade zones and is home to over 8,000 multinational companies. Jafza accounts for 23.9% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow ‎into Dubai, sustaining the employment of more than 135,000 people in the United Arab Emirates. In 2019, Jafza generated trade worth USD 99.5 billion.

Strategically located at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 3.5 billion people, Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone create an integrated multi-modal hub offering sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities. ‎The Port and Free Zone contributed 33.4% of Dubai’s GDP in 2017.

Jafza is the leading business hub between Asia, Europe and Africa, connecting some of the fastest-growing manufacturing and consumer markets globally. With over 30 years’ experience, Jafza focuses on long-term customer relationships, building alliances with global investors and providing world-class infrastructure and support. In addition to quality-driven value-added services and incentives, Jafza is a business opportunity enabler, offering its customers easy and efficient access to substantial business opportunities in the region.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead.