Eros opens new Jebel Ali warehouse
Dubai, May 23, 2009
Eros Group, a leading distributors and retailer in consumer products in the Middle East, has now opened its largest warehousing facility, expanding its potential to meet a rapidly growing retail market in the emirates.
Located at Jebel Ali (South Zone), Dubai, the new 140000 sq ft state-of-the-art warehouse facility, is capable of accommodating up to 350 containers.
“The main challenges in managing a facility of this size are inventory management and optimizing operational speed - i.e., loading, off-loading, picking, transferring goods etc.,” said Deepak Babani, CEO, Eros Group.
“The new warehouse has addressed these issues by incorporating a full-fledged warehouse management system to automate all the transactions and operations,” he added.
The new facility is over twice times the size of Eros Group’s first warehouse. Supported by an efficient delivery network and sophisticated inventory management and stock replenishment systems, the warehouse is capable of speedy response to customer demands in any part of the emirates.
Eros Group made humble beginning in 1967 with Hitachi range of products and over the years the company diversified and grown to be a Dh1 billion ($272 million) company.
One of the main reasons for this growth was the focus on developing an infrastructure that supports the retail sector. Earlier the demand for goods was local rather than for regional or re-exports.
“We are seeing good synergy between retail and dealers and now the time has come to build customer satisfaction and confidence,” concluded Babani. – TradeArabia News Service