Regional food supplier Chef Middle East has inaugurated its new AED 75 million (US$ 20 million) distribution centre at Dubai Investments Park (DIP). DIP general manager Omar Al Mesmar attended the grand opening and cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the 10,000 square metre facility.
“The substantial investment by Chef Middle East in this outstanding, state-of-the-art facility is agoodexample of one of the region’s respected companies investing in Dubai Investments Park and reaffirms the status of DIP as one of the leading and most sought after business parks in the Middle East. This new distribution centre is a perfect example of the world-class facilities and services that Dubai has to offer and raises the bar for food sector logistics in the region. It will help redefine the regional food distribution services, with a world-class platform and a dedicated team within DIP," Al Mesmar said.
Chef Middle East CEO Steve Pyle said: “This ground-breaking facility is custom-designed by foodservice distribution professionals and incorporates design and technology which will enable us to provide exceptional services and a better customer experience across our value chain. It will optimise ouroperational efficiency and enable us to offer our discerning customers the freshest, top qualityingredients.”
He added: “I would like to thank the DIP team for all the support they have extended to Chef Middle East throughout the development of this project. DIP has established itself as a preferred destination for businesses which operate cross-country and cross-border activities, offering some of the world's most advanced infrastructure and outstanding facilities tailored to suit the requirements of modern industries. Strategically situated between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates, DIP enjoys fabulous road networks that enable connectivity to regional and international transport linkages, including Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum Airport, Expo 2020 site, and other strategic developments. This offers businesses speedy access to key markets and makes it the ideal location for businesses with a regional footprint such as Chef Middle East.”