DHL launches the first mobile innovation center in Dubai South

DHL launches the first mobile innovation center in Dubai South
DHL launches the first mobile innovation center in Dubai South

In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group, DHL, the international logistics provider, launched the Mobile Innovation Center for the Middle East and Africa region in Dubai, the first of its kind with an area of ​​450 square metres. Square in the logistics area of ​​Dubai South.

This center is characterized by the ability to be assembled and disassembled easily, to be ready to move to the next location. The state-of-the-art hub will provide a collaborative platform for clients, partners and other thought leaders to tackle complex logistical challenges, learn about the latest trends in the logistics sector, as well as connect with industry innovators across the Middle East and Africa.

Katja Bosch, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Customer Solutions and Innovation at DHL, said: “We are proud to have anchored our innovation-driven approach to Dubai South, the ideal first stop in the region. Our future success depends on how we support customers in rapidly evolving business and logistics. We look forward to unleashing customer-focused innovation, with inspiring ideas, and applying our proven innovation methodologies, to address the challenges our customers face while fully supporting them, and our partners in the region, to help them keep pace with developments and changes with confidence.

For his part, Mohsen Ahmed, Executive Director of the Logistics District at Dubai South, said: Dubai is a center of innovation and continuous development, and always celebrates inspiring creative ideas. We are pleased to have Dubai South as the home of DHL’s hub for mobile innovation in the Middle East and Africa in the logistics region. This is an indication of its prominent strategic position as a local and regional hub in the logistics sector. The center’s innovative concept and implementation are in line with Dubai South’s ambitious vision to become a next-generation logistics hub based on innovations in the region.

Technology Exhibition Series

The MEA Mobile Innovation Center will host a select series of exhibitions built around the key technologies that will shape the logistics sector of the future, along with proof of concepts that have been successfully implemented in DHL’s operations. The exhibitions are organized to reflect the unique requirements of DHL customers in the region, with a focus on new technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, optimization of critical electronic engineering processes, data analytics in the supply chain sector and digital twinning of warehouses.

Fourth in the world

This center is the fourth innovation center launched by DHL in the world after its centers in Chicago in the United States, Cologne, Germany and Singapore, and it is the first fully mobile center in the Middle East and Africa, and was built using prefabricated models after being shipped to Dubai in containers from Germany, to be assembled At the site in Dubai South, the center is expected to remain in Dubai until 2022, to be transferred to Qatar, its next station in the Middle East and Africa. The center is also expected to continue its movement until 2027.

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