[UAE, June 16, 2014] - Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, has announced that CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has officially inaugurated its new regional headquarters and main freight management office at the DWC’s Business Park. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Paolo Serra, Director – Business Park, DWC; Xavier Urban, Chief Executive Officer of CEVA; Carlo Rosa, Managing Director – MENACA, CEVA; several DWC’s official representatives; and local and regional officers from CEVA Logistics.
The new facility within DWC’s Business Park will enable CEVA to strengthen its operations in the UAE and the GCC as well as expand its presence in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (MENACA) sub-region. The company will immensely benefit from its strategic location at the heart of the official site of the World Expo 2020. Aside from the state-of-the-art infrastructure and close proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA), the world’s largest airport in volume and size upon completion, CEVA’s office at Business Park will benefit from swift connectivity provided via Sheikh Zayed Road, Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, connecting seamlessly to the entire UAE and the region. This will tremendously enhance the company’s operational capabilities and optimize its turn-around time.
Paolo Serra, Director – Business Park, Dubai World Central, said: “Dubai World Central has established itself as a leading logistics hub in the region and the opening of CEVA’s regional headquarters and the new office at the Business Park once again underscores this. The moving of a major logistics company such as CEVA into DWC once again demonstrates its significant role in offering global corporations with infinite possibilities and unmatched facilities to explore the regional market and strengthen their presence. We welcome CEVA Logistics on board and look forward to serve more such key players who share a common vision of long-term growth and success, as we offer more space to cater to rising demand for offices at DWC’s Business Park.”
CEVA Logistics is one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, providing tailor-made solutions in freight forwarding, contract logistics, transportation management and distribution management. The company has expertise in automotive and tires, technology, consumer and retail, industrial, publishing, energy, aerospace, and healthcare.
As a key component of DWC, the Business Park offers a fully integrated business environment over and above its state-of-the-art amenities and infrastructure. It is designed ground up around the concept of business facilitation. Fitted-out with the latest technological systems, it also facilitates quick and easy transactions. In addition, flexible commercial lease terms and availability of Free Zone and non-Free Zone trade licenses ensure that businesses can focus on their growth strategies. More than 500 companies, including Nestle , Helukabel and Italtouch, are currently operating at the Business Park. Moreover, the number of companies setting up offices is increasing by 10 to 20 per cent monthly.