Gulf Warehousing inks major partnership
Doha, October 9, 2011
Gulf Warehousing Company, a top logistics provider in Qatar, said it has signed a three-year agreement with leading business conglomerate Darwish Holding's internal management entity, Darwish Corporate.
Gulf Warehousing Company provides warehousing, distribution, freight management, transport and specialized logistics services for retail and various other industry verticals.
Qatar-based Darwish Corporate services different firms belonging to Darwish Holding such as: Darwish Retail that incorporates the Fifty One East Stores & Moderna; Darwish Technology with brands such as Sony, Bang & Olufsen, Bose and Apple; Darwish Fashion that houses some iconic brands for men and women; Darwish Consumer with brands such as L’Oreal, Garnier, Kerastase ,Vichy, Yardley; and Darwish Luxury.
Prior to contract signature, the Gulf Warehousing had executed a successful one-year trial and has been distributing the products to all major outlets in Qatar since early 2010.
Basem Chbaklo, Gulf Warehousing executive director expressed delight at the opportunity to work with Darwish Corporate and thus add value to their supply chain through specialized warehousing and personalized delivery solutions.
'The team and warehouse setup has been specifically designed for this project, which is characterized by its diversified portfolio of products ranging from bulky items such as pianos down to the most delicate items such as eye liners and lipstick.'
Hamdi Dessouki, assistant general manager and head of Supply Chain at Darwish Corporate, said: 'The Darwish entities have been really the cornerstones of both the wholesale and retail markets in Qatar for more than sixty years and have therefore introduced benchmark after another.'
'This can only mean that we are committed to the highest standards of quality throughout our operations from timely procurement to safe and efficient storage up to service-aware prompt delivery and in order to maintain this best practice we need to align ourselves with partners who share common corporate values.'
'That's why we consider our partnership with Gulf Warehousing Company as nothing short of symbiotic,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service