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NIP to house largest Carrefour distribution centre

The facility is constructed on a land area of 14ha, and covers a built-up area of more than 7,400m2

The centre will feature advanced warehousing, storage, and logistics technologies.
The centre will feature advanced warehousing, storage, and logistics technologies.

Retail conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim announced that it will open a new distribution centre at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai.

The centre, once operational, will be the largest and most advanced distribution hub of its kind for Carrefour in the region, a company statement said.

The facility is constructed on a land area of 14ha, and covers a built-up area of more than 7,400m2, almost four times the size of Carrefour’s current largest distribution centre building in the region.

The centre will also feature advanced warehousing, storage, and logistics technologies.

The multi-temperature storage at the new distribution centre is designed to meet the storage needs of different food types including fruits, vegetables, meat, and dry foods as well as warehousing for non-food goods.

With a total storage capacity of over 400 million units, the new distribution hub is expected to save over 50% energy per cubic metre and manage more than 150,000 orders per day to support Carrefour’s brick and mortar stores in addition to the omni-channel business of Carrefour.

Commenting on the new distribution hub, Miguel Povedano, executive regional director, Carrefour UAE, said: “With our new distribution centre in NIP, we have significantly expanded our operational capabilities in the region in terms of storage facilities as well as technological infrastructure.

“We continue to look at the Middle East and North Africa as one of the key growth regions for Carrefour and one that we will continue to invest in over the coming years.”

Younis Al Mulla, senior vice president – development and government affairs, Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: “It gives us great pleasure at Majid Al Futtaim Retail in establishing this strategic partnership with National Industries Park (NIP) and in the development of our central warehousing and distribution facility within their premises."

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