Dubai, UAE, 26 May, 2021: 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”.
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.