Work begins on GM's Jebel Ali parts center
Site work on General Motors' parts distribution center at Jebel Ali Free Zone has begun with the formal ground-breaking ceremony for the 14,000 square-meter project.
The new distribution center will be operational by next summer and will streamline the delivery of spare parts to retailers throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Levant.
GM contracted VectorSCM to develop the logistic solution for the center, and Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) to provide a supply chain operation through its Danzas AEI Intercontinental and DHL divisions.
The center will have up to 35 staff controlling around 20,000 different parts for all makes of GM vehicles, including Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Opel, as well as ACDelco parts.
GM's Middle East sales rose by nearly 50 percent in 2000 and by 17 percent in 2001. The company is on target to achieve sales of 55,000 units this year. — (menareport.com)
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