Highlighting the importance of Dubai as a strategic logistics hub, the German company Siemens has announced plans to set up its global logistics headquarters, including its portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports, in the emirate in the near future. The company will also target the site of Expo 2020 Dubai as the future location for this business after the exposition ends.
The move supports the legacy aspirations of Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as the industrial and logistics developments in the emirate. Siemens sees great growth potential in the Middle East region and in the logistics market globally. “This strategic decision highlights Dubai’s significance as a major player in global transport and logistics, with some of the world’s biggest airlines and ports operating in and around the emirate. Siemens wants to further expand its operations in order to be close to key customers and markets. The Expo site would be a perfect match, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure and technology, coupled with enviable transport connections,” said Siemens’ Managing Board member and Chief Technology Officer, Roland Busch.
The headquarters in Dubai would include Siemens’ portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports. Siemens has been operating in the UAE for more than 40 years across its different businesses, and currently directly employs 2,600 highly-skilled workers of more than 80 nationalities and enables more than 15,600 jobs in the country.