Company extends facilities to the general market at Middle East Events Show
Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Logistics has launched its Exhibition Logistics services to customers throughout the Middle East.
The company, part of the Al-Futtaim Group, has been providing logistics facilities for exhibitions to group companies for several years and has now extended its services to all companies in the market by officially launching its Exhibition Logistics arm at the 8th Middle East Events Show last month at the Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City.
The company said in a statement that it now extends its competence to individual and corporate customers throughout the Middle East who require storage and warehousing solutions to hold stock for their events in the regional markets, local and international moving services and handyman service. With a commitment to making the logistics process of exhibitions and events easier for its customers, the company is also offering easy payment solutions, the statement added.
Vargheese Anthony, general manager, Al-Futtaim Logistics, said: “We support exhibitors’ and organisers’ needs for end-to-end exhibition handling by providing complete solutions through our global network. This includes freight management, destination clearance and local handling right through to delivery to the venues or stands. We can mobilise our specialist air freight team at short notice to fulfil critical and controlled authority clearance, and our privileged relations with Dubai Customs enable us to expedite processes, especially for automotive, machinery, food, pharma, cosmetics and nutritional products.”
Raman Kumar, managing director, Al-Futtaim Logistics, said: “We are proud to be based in the UAE, at the beating heart of a modern international hub for trade shows, exhibitions, events and conferences. Our warehousing facilities in DIP and DIC are offered as part of our overall solution, extending secure, safe storage solutions to professional event planners, resulting in lower warehousing costs to manage items and equipment.”
Al-Futtaim Logistics’ global reach in 150 countries through a key strategic partnership extends to turnkey freight solutions which include bespoke handling for sporting, automotive and retail events, as well as product launches, roadshows, as well as local and international trade fairs and exhibitions, the company added.
Al-Futtaim Logistics recently signed its first partnership agreement with Dubai Export Development Corporation, (Department of Economic Development, Dubai’s Export Promotion Agency), extending logistics support to Dubai Exports and its members, as well as during their exhibitions, missions and promotional activities overseas.