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DWC event marks Kuehne + Nagel's 125th anniversary

by Sarah Jacotine on May 13, 2015


A press conference was held to mark the occasion.
A press conference was held to mark the occasion.

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Dubai World Central (DWC) hosted today the 125th corporate anniversary celebrations of Kuehne + Nagel, the first global logistics company to become fully operational at DWC back in 2009.

The event was attended by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and was held at Kuehne + Nagel’s facilities at DWC.

Also present at the event were Majid Saif Al Ghurair, CEO of Al Ghurair Group of Companies, Lothar Alexander Harings, member of the board of management and chief human resources officer, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Mustafa Sener, managing director, Kuehne + Nagel UAE & Oman, in addition to the company’s customers and business partners.

Ahmad said: “Kuehne + Nagel began operations in Dubai in 1978, and since then the emirate has served as the gateway that has facilitated the company’s growth in the region.

"The company has played a definitive role within Dubai’s logistics landscape, differentiating itself by offering comprehensive and integrated logistics solutions to global customers, especially in the aerospace, pharma & healthcare, perishables and hotel sectors.”

He added: “We are particularly proud that Kuehne + Nagel’s facility at the Logistics District now serves as the principal hub that oversees the company’s Middle East and Africa operations.”

Peder Winther, president, Kuehne + Nagel Middle East & Africa, said: “Our 125th anniversary is a fitting time to thank all our stakeholders, including the Government of the UAE, for presenting us with a dynamic business environment that has facilited our expansion in the region.

"We are particularly proud of our partnership with Dubai World Central, which offers us a strategic location between the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali Seaport, equipping us to better serve our customers, optimise efficiences, as well as plan for robust growth.”

A highlight of the celebrations was a 40-foot container, which began its around-the-world journey in January 2015 from the German port city of Bremen and is scheduled for stopovers in various cities, showcasing the company's past and philosophy through video clips.

Guests had the opportunity to look inside at the four multimedia stations, each displaying information about the history, service portfolio, innovations and career options at the Kuehne + Nagel Group.

Kuehne + Nagel operates more than 230,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in the Middle East and Africa region.


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