Kuehne + Nagel expands aerospace hub in the Middle East
NOV 10, 2015: Kuehne + Nagel announced to expand the Dubai Aerospace hub with the new customers Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Avtrade. Out of this hub Kuehne + Nagel provides warehousing and distribution services as well as spare parts logistics for the Middle East & Africa region.
The aerospace industry in the Middle East is rapidly growing. In line with the increasing presence and requirements of the aerospace industry, Kuehne + Nagel is further optimising its customer support services in the region. From the Kuehne + Nagel Aerospace Hub in Dubai Logistics City (DLC), close to the Al Maktoum International Airport, the full scope of aerospace services including inspection, warehousing of aircraft spare parts and tooling as well as inbound and outbound logistics will be provided. The Kuehne + Nagel Aerospace Hub offers frequent and short connections to the Middle East & Africa region as well as to other areas of the world.
“Our new distribution center is in a prime location to serve our customers,” said Derek Zimmerman, President, Gulfstream Product Support. “Al Maktoum International is projected to be the world’s largest airport and appears poised to become the preferred business aviation airport in the Dubai area. The state-of-the-art facility within the fast-cycle logistics environment of Dubai South will enable us to more efficiently address customer requirements.”
Jamie Brooks, Commercial Director of Avtrade said. “We are pleased to be teaming up with a leading, world class logistics company like Kuehne + Nagel. The services they offer in the UAE will enable Avtrade Dubai to increase its inventory and expand the first class component support and supply it provides to customers worldwide”.
“We are proud that Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Avtrade selected Kuehne + Nagel’s Dubai Aerospace Hub as regional distribution centre for Middle East & Africa’’ said Erik Goedhart, Senior Vice President Aerospace of Kuehne + Nagel. The service requirements are specific and extensive in order to support the highest standard in aircraft operations.
Kuehne + Nagel offers an integrated range of logistics solutions for the aerospace industry. The company develops and delivers customised aerospace solutions for manufacturers, leasing companies, airlines and service providers in the field of production, maintenance, repair, overhaul, ground handling and in-flight services