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DB Schenker, Ford partner to build cutting-edge parts distribution center


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Logistics  service provider DB Schenker and automotive manufacturer Ford have partnered to build what they say is a “cutting-edge 42,000 sqm Parts Distribution Center in Dubai.

This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in the evolution of automotive logistics, showcasing commitment to efficiency, sustainability, and seamless supply chain solutions.

The ground-breaking ceremony was held at Dubai Logistics District, part of Dubai World Central (DWC), with operations scheduled to commence in January 2025. Ako Djaf, Vice President of Contract Logistics and SCM at DB Schenker in the Middle East and Africa, and Ravi Ravichandran, President of Ford Middle East, were joined by senior executives from Dubai South Free Zone Authority and Atlantic Warehouse DWC during the ceremony.

In his comments, Ako Djaf, VP of Contract Logistics and SCM of DB Schenker in the Middle East and Africa, said, “We are thrilled to embark on this ground-breaking venture with Ford, showcasing our commitment to innovation and excellence in the automotive supply chain.

This state-of-the-art distribution centre is a testament to our shared vision of providing unparalleled service and value to our customers. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices, we aim to set new standards in efficiency and environmental responsibility.”

Ravi Ravichandran, President of Ford Middle East, said, “Through unlocking efficiencies and streamlining operations, the new PDC won’t just ensure Ford Middle East can serve our customers better and more efficiently – it also sets us up to continue doing so following our recent and future growth while demonstrating Ford’s commitment to the UAE and wider region.”

“On behalf of Ford Middle East, I’d like to express my gratitude to DB Schenker and Dubai South. Our partnership and collaboration will play a key role in improving the experience of our customers, whom we aspire to treat as family,” said Ravichandran.

“As our business in the region has grown, so too needs to modernize everywhere. By enabling faster and more reliable distribution of automotive spare parts, the new PDC will drive improved customer service and satisfaction while helping us strengthen the always-on relationship we strive to maintain with every Ford distributor and owner anywhere they are.”

The collaboration between DB Schenker and Ford, marked by a joint dedication to excellence, is exemplified in the inauguration of the parts distribution center.

This ground-breaking ceremony marks the commencement of a transformative journey for both companies, as the new center is set to redefine industry standards and enhance the overall customer experience.

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