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GAC to run new operations in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi

GAC will open a warehouse and open yard in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) in January 2019 to expand its presence in Abu Dhabi and serve a wide range of sectors.

The new facility located in KIZAD, Middle East’s largest industrial zone and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, will serve sectors including oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, FMCG, household effects, and specialist equipment.

“Abu Dhabi is increasingly becoming a major global hub for logistics and shipping, and so it is only natural that a player of GAC’s scale and reputation would be looking to expand its presence in the Emirate,” said Samir Chaturvedi, ceo of KIZAD. “By joining the thriving KIZAD community, GAC becomes the latest major enterprise to realise the impact that the strategic location and exceptional infrastructure and support offered by our zone can have on their business.”

GAC Abu Dhabi’s managing director, Göran Eriksson said: “Khalifa Port is an essential gateway to Abu Dhabi. Setting up operations at KIZAD gives us the advantage of being close to the state-of-the-art port, enabling greater operational efficiency for both GAC and our customers.”

GAC has been in Abu Dhabi since 1967, and today has facilities at Sila, Ruwais, Mussafah, Mina Zayed and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

KIZAD has also recently launched KIZAD Logistics City, in response to the needs of distributors, manufacturers, shippers and logistics companies in the region. The new hub is adjacent to Khalifa Port, close to major UAE airports, and connected by highways to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and into Saudi Arabia.

Read more: Khalifa Industrial Zone launches new free zone warehouses

KIZAD has further expanded its product offerings with the launch of new free zone warehouses and Light Industrial Units (LIUs). The free zone warehouses will cater to trading and export companies, Third Party Logistics, freight forwarders and distributors while the pre-built and flexible LIUs will serve various light manufacturing businesses and workshops.

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