The UAE’s leading integrated healthcare provider, NMC Healthcare, on Thursday unveiled its new expanded logistics centre at the Dubai Investments Park.
With more than 65,000 “stock keeping units”, or individual product lines, NMC Trading is a fully owned subsidiary of NMC Healthcare and is one of the largest distribution companies in the UAE with interests in FMCG, food stuffs, pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicine and scientific equipment.
The need for expanding NMC Trading’s warehouse capacity has been brought about by a rapidly expanding range of new products across all divisions, which has increased by 12 per cent since December 2011.
With the commissioning of the new Logistics Centre, NMC Trading will add another 20 per cent of additional warehousing space and reduce the load on the existing facilities, increase inventory holding capacity and pave the way for additional products to be added to the distribution business.
Binay Shetty, COO, NMC Healthcare and NMC Trading said: “Last year the company’s strategic team closely evaluated the evolving warehousing and distribution needs and signalled a logistics expansion to cater to the growing needs of the FMCG and food stuff divisions. The new expansion will help NMC Trading’s further expansion by expanding its warehousing and distribution capabilities.”
Dr B R Shetty, MD and CEO of NMC Healthcare, explained: “Distribution is a location-critical business and Dubai Investments Park was our ideal choice because of its proximity to Emirates Road, thus providing quicker access to all the emirates and still within easy reach of the important Dubai market.”