Jafza seeks to boost German presence in the Free Zone

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Dubai - MENA Herald: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship Free Zone of Dubai and an established trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region, seeks to attract more German companies into the Free Zone. With this objective the Free Zone is conducting a 7-day roadshow in Germany that covers important industry and commercial centres such as Cologne, Dortmund and Munich.

Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, Deputy CEO of Jafza and Chief Commercial Officer of Economic Zones World (EZW), the parent company of the Free Zone, is leading Jafza team at the roadshow. Jafza is also attending Anuga 2015, the world´s leading food fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market, taking place in Cologne.

Commenting on the Jafza roadshow in Germany HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World ‎and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation said:‎

‎“Jafza continues to position Dubai as an international business hub by attracting leading multinationals ‎from across the world and facilitating them to serve the rapidly growing markets in the Middle East. ‎Jafza Roadshows, therefore, play a key role in realizing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ‎Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make ‎Dubai number 1 country in the world in all fields. ‎

‎“The pursuit of excellence is a way of life in Dubai Ports, Customs and Jafza. We are committed to ‎provide excellence driven innovative services to our customers to enable them to achieve their growth ‎aspirations seamlessly. This will go a long way in making Dubai number 1 country in the world in terms ‎of doing business in. Our various initiatives, directed at transforming Dubai into a smart city, are part of ‎our efforts to implement Vision 2021 and enhancing Dubai’s readiness to successfully host World Expo ‎‎2020 in the most spectacular way.‎

‎“Jafza and DP World have played huge role in positioning Dubai as an international business hub and ‎one of the most favoured investment destinations in the world. I am sure Jafza Roadshow in Germany ‎will attract more German multinationals into the Free zone and further strengthen Dubai’s position as ‎the region’s trade and logistics centre.”‎

Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi commenting on Jafza roadshow in Germany said:

“Germany is one of our key trade partners in Europe. 229 leading German companies including names such as Bayer, BASF, Daimler, Audi, Karcher, Hellman and DHL are currently operating from Jafza. Most of the German companies have set up their regional headquarters in the Free Zone from where they serve all key markets in MEASA (Middle East, Africa, South Asia) efficiently, leveraging Jafza’s excellent facilities, business driven eco-system and outstanding multi-modal connectivity that it offers by virtue of being located between the region’s largest seaport and airport and having direct access to world-class intra-regional road network.”

Jafza plans to meet major players in the food and beverage sector in Europe during the Anuga exhibition.

Jafza team will also be participating in a business seminar in Munich organised by Dubai Exports.

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