252,000 sqm facility scheduled for delivery in 2024, bolstering local economy
Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group and noon.com, the Middle East’s leading online shopping destination, today broke ground on the UAE’s largest fulfilment centre in Abu Dhabi, which will form part of an anchor investment by noon into the emirate’s fast-growing e-commerce space.
The 252,000sqm fulfilment centre facility is being designed and developed by KEZAD Group under a Build-to-Suit agreement and is scheduled for delivery in 2024.
With the introduction of new automation technologies for storage, material movement, and sorting, the facility will enable rapid delivery of products to millions of noon customers throughout the UAE and will bolster the local economy with the creation of several thousand new jobs.
The UAE’s e-commerce market has grown exponentially in recent years, with customers increasingly moving toward the variety, convenience, and price benefits of online shopping.
With managing inventory efficiently and cost-effectively being critical to meeting the spike in online consumer demand, fulfilment centres not only offer scalable warehousing opportunities, but provide speed and quality control across the entire value chain, from order picking and processing to packaging and shipping.
“This will allow our youth and small businesses to connect with the growing number of e-commerce customers without having to invest in technology or real estate,” asserted Mohamed Al Abbar, Founder, noon.
“The state-of-the-art noon fulfilment centre perfectly aligns with this mission and represents an important milestone in our collective journey to enable the rapid expansion of e-commerce and same-day delivery models in the region,” stated Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and CEO, AD Ports Group.
“Abu Dhabi’s e-commerce sector has taken another step forward with work commencing on the country’s largest fulfilment centre,” noted Eng. Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi, Acting Director General, ADIO.
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