Gallega Global Logistics, a UAE-based third-party logistics company, has opened a 325,000 m2 facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to meet growing regional demand for automotive supply-chain services. The facility was inaugurated at a ceremony also attended by senior representatives from Abu Dhabi Ports and Kizad, as well as senior representatives of other industries in the UAE.
Gallega’s leased facility in Kizad reflects the increased presence of both logistics and automotive businesses in the industrial zone. The facility offers finished vehicle logistics, general warehousing, automobile workshop, customs clearance and transportation services, geared primarily towards regional distributors, dealers and global original equipment manufacturers. In addition to its operation in Kizad, Gallega has hubs in Belgium and Jordan.
Shirish Deshpande, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Our new facility provides us with the ability to deliver outstanding levels of service to our customers in the region. Our ambition is to become a key player in the regional logistics landscape and our presence in Kizad is strategic to our growth plans.”
Gallega started its UAE operations 25 years ago and has grown from a small auto trading business to a large multi-business group. The company manages vehicle yards, spare parts warehouses, and offers shipping, customs documentation and related logistics services to more than 100 countries.