Schaefer Systems opens base in DWC
Dubai, November 27, 2011
Schaefer Systems International (SSI), one of the world's largest total solutions provider and components manufacturer of high quality product systems, has opened its new regional headquarters at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Dubai World Central (DWC), a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai, is a purpose-built aerotropolis.
Eng Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, inaugurated the new headquarters. The event was attended by Rudolf Keller, CEO of SSI Schaefer; Brian Miles, SSI Schaefer managing director Asia Pacific and MEA; Matthias Hoewer, general manager, SSI Schaefer Middle East & Africa; Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation; and Rashed Bu Qara'a, Chief Operation Officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation.
Rudolf Keller said: “The Middle East and Africa region is an important growth market for SSI Schaefer and will be a key focus area of our global expansion program. The transfer of our headquarters to Dubai World Central is an important move that gives us greater flexibility to pursue our grow plans in the region. Dubai World Central provides all the business and logistics facilities that we require, adding momentum to our ongoing expansion program in the Middle East and Africa. Moreover, we look forward to serving the government and semi-government sectors in particular and the UAE in general, as we shed light on the proper solutions for logistics systems.”
Khalifa Al Zaffin said: “The inauguration of the new SSI Schaefer headquarters manifests the strategic importance of Dubai World Central as key aviation and logistics hub for global manufacturers. Dubai World Central opens new possibilities for companies to expand their geographical reach, while enhancing operational efficiency and overall productivity. We are very pleased to contribute to Schaefer’s continuing success and growth in the region.”
Rashed Bu Qara'a, chief operation officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “Dubai World Central has generated strong interest from global companies such as SSI Schaefer that are looking to strengthen their presence and market reach in the Middle East, Africa and Asian markets. Our partnership with Schaefer also demonstrates the distinct ability of Dubai World Central to cater to the specific demands of businesses from diverse industries through a multimodal platform for aviation and logistics sectors."
Taking advantage of Dubai World Central’s purpose-built aviation and logistics infrastructure, the 5,000-sq m SSI Schaefer headquarters will serve the entire Middle East and African markets.
SSI Schaefer is the world leading supplier in Intra-Logistics and Racking / Shelving Systems (storage equipment) with more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide. – TradeArabia News Service