the sultan centre group appoints agility as its logistics provider in oman
The Sultan Centre (TSC) chain of discount stores, one of the widely recognized retail groups in the region, has appointed Agility, to provide Logistics services in the Sultanate of Oman. A contract agreement to this effect was signed yesterday between top officials of TSC and Agility.
Under the terms of the agreement, Agility will supply the TSC Discount Center with temperature controlled warehousing, inventory management, transportation and other value-added services.
Chris Clark, Country Manager for Agility in Oman, said: “We are delighted to partner with TSC Discount Center which has created a new concept for retailing in the Sultanate. With our combined expertise and specialized capabilities we can facilitate the distribution operation and minimize associated costs.”
Agility, a recognized leader for global logistics solutions has an infrastructure of over 20,000 employees in 450 offices across 100 countries around the world. Supported by a comprehensive network of warehousing facilities, transportation and freight management services, Agility delivers personalized service and flexible solutions that cater to their individual business needs.
A leading grocery retailer in the Sultanate, TSC has ambitious expansion plans for its new businesses across the country. Initially, TSC stores will open in Samail, Nizwa and Rustaq, with others to follow in Qurayyat and Mawallah early next year.
“The TSC Discount Center business is complex and very time critical, it is a challenge, and we thank TSC Discount Center for trusting us with their business and look forward to a long standing partnership with the company,” Clark added.
Stephen Griffiths, Operations Manager TSC Discount Center, explained: “Agility is seen as our partner in providing logistics services to TSC Discount Center stores, and ultimately to our customers. We are very much looking forward to the opening of our first three stores and to the future expansion of the concept.”
About TSC Discount Center
TSC Discount Center is part of The Sultan Center, a rapidly expanding retailer with stores in Kuwait, Jordan and Oman. The TSC Discount Center stores will offer a wide range of grocery products with the focus on quality and value. The first stores will open during November 2007 with more to follow throughout 2008.
About Agility – A New Logistics Leader
Agility is a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions with more than 20,000 employees, 450 offices in 100 countries around the world and over $4.5 billion in annual revenue. A publicly traded company, we offer our customers truly personalized service and flexible solutions tailored to meet their individual business needs, supported by a comprehensive network of warehousing facilities, transportation and freight management services.
Our customers span a range of industries from technology and retail to consumer products and oil and gas. In addition, Agility has three specialized business units: Defense & Government Services, Project Logistics, and Fairs & Events Logistics, each with dedicated teams to meet the complex customer requirements in these markets.
For more information about Agility, please visit www.agilitylogistics.com.