Dubai World Center honors Kuehne + Nagel

The Dubai World Center (DWC) last week hosted a 125th anniversary celebration for Kuehne + Nagel, a global logistics company that was the first such corporation to launch at the center. 

The event was attended by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, who also is chairman of Dubai Airports, and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group. Also in attendance were Majid Saif Al Ghurair, CEO of Al Ghurair Group of Companies; Lothar Alexander Harings, a member of Kuehne + Nagel's Board of Management and the company's chief human resources officer; Kuehne + Nagel International's AG Mustafa Sener; and many of the company’s customers and business partners.

“Kuehne + Nagel began operations in Dubai in 1978, and since then the emirate has served as the gateway that has facilitated the company’s growth in the region," Mohsen Ahmad, vice president of the Logistics District at DWC, said. "The company has played a definitive role within Dubai’s logistics landscape, differentiating itself by offering comprehensive and integrated logistics solutions to global customers, especially in the aerospace, pharma and health care, perishables, and hotel sectors.”

Peder Winther, president of Kuehne + Nagel Middle East & Africa, expressed pride in the company and its employees.

“Our 125th anniversary is a fitting time to thank all our stakeholders, including the government of the [United Arab Emirates], for presenting us with a dynamic business environment that has facilitated our expansion in the region," Winther said. "We are particularly proud of our partnership with Dubai World Central, which offers us a strategic location between the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali Seaport, equipping us to better serve our customers, optimize efficiences, as well as plan for robust growth.”

Kuehne + Nagel has facilities in 20 countries, employs more than 2,500 specialists, and boasts more than 230,000 square feet of warehouse space in the Middle East and Africa region.