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GAC breaks ground on logistics facility at Dubai South

GAC Dubai has broken ground on the site of a new contract logistics facility in the Logistics District of Dubai South.

Construction of the three chamber warehouse and executive office complex is due to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, with operations expected to go live in January 2018.

The warehouse complements established facilities in the Jebel Ali and Dubai Airport Free Zones, the company said in a statement.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in the presence of Ahmed Al Ansari, acting CEO of Dubai South, Joe Labaky from Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings, GAC Group President Bengt Ekstrand and GAC Dubai Managing Director Stuart Bowie.

The new 72,900 pallet facility is designed to handle a diverse range of product categories including, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverage, plus healthcare and beauty products classed as dangerous goods (DG). It will offer an extensive range of Value Added Services to meet a wide range of customer requirements and international quality standards.

GAC has invested in the latest technology to equip the warehouse and supporting facilities with an environmentally-friendly district cooling plant, advanced building management systems, 100 percent recycled water, LED lighting and solar power.

The company opened the Middle East’s first distribution centre in Dubai in 1993. The 103,000 sqm GAC Logistics Park is still one of the region’s largest and most advanced facilities.

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