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Carrefour to open new distribution centre in Dubai

New distribution hub’s storage capacity will exceed 400 million units

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Carrefour will open a major new distribution centre for Carrefour at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai, UAE, according to a Majid Al Futtaim company statement.

The centre, once operational, will be the largest and most advanced distribution hub of its kind for Carrefour in the region, said a statement from the company. The facility is constructed on a land area of 1.5 million sq. ft. and offers a built-up area of over 800,000 sq. ft., almost four times the size of Carrefour’s current largest distribution centre building in the region, it said.

With a total storage capacity of over 400 million units, the new distribution hub is expected to save over 50 per cent 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, said the statement.

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.”

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

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