Choice Logistics, the leading provider of critical service parts logistics, announced today that it is has opened a new distribution center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The state-of-the-art facility is located in Dubai’s Free Trade Zone, Jebel Ali (JAFZA), providing significant reductions in taxes, duties and delays for international companies that support mission-critical equipment in the Middle East. JAFZA is one of the largest and fastest growing free-trade zones in the world.
“We have had a presence in the Middle East for nearly a decade, and that has allowed us to develop valuable relationships and local knowledge in regions where it is not possible to conduct business as an outsider,” said Gary Weiss, Executive Vice President, Global Operations. “Our new distribution center in Dubai is yielding immediate savings and service improvements for our fast-growing clients.”
Opened on July 1st, the new distribution center in JAFZA serves a region encompassing a 2000-mile radius around Dubai, including countries in the midst of building their technology and communication infrastructures such as Pakistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. It serves as a hub for duty-free importation and exportation of service parts, allowing clients to manage their inventory levels and distribution more competitively in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
In addition to the new JAFZA distribution center, Choice Logistics continues to operate a well-established strategic stocking location (SSL) in Dubai that serves the region within driving distance. Choice Logistics stores thousands of spare parts in its Dubai SSL and delivers them precisely when and where promised to enable rapid restoration of critical hardware.
“We have been able to open SSLs very quickly throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East because of our relationships in these regions,” said Tracey Leonard, Vice President of Global Trade Solutions for Choice Logistics. “The distribution center in JAFZA complements those efforts and gives our clients the infrastructure they need to expand rapidly, profitably, and confidently.”