Ahmed Bin Saeed Inaugurates Richemont’s new State-of-the-art Operations Center in DAFZA

Ahmed Bin Saeed Inaugurates Richemont’s new State-of-the-art Operations Center in DAFZA
10 January 2018 -
  • Ahmed Bin Saeed Inaugurates Richemont’s new State-of-the-art Operations Center in DAFZA
    Ahmed Bin Saeed Inaugurates Richemont’s new State-of-the-art Operations Center in DAFZA Ahmed Bin Saeed Inaugurates Richemont’s new State-of-the-art Operations Center in DAFZA

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), today officially ushered in Swiss luxury products group Richemont's new procedures centre, the most recent and most sophisticated center in DAFZA. The commencement occasion was participated in by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, the Swiss Ambassador to the UAE Her Excellency Ms. Maya Tissafi and Dr. Christoph Thomet, Chief Operating Officer of Richemont Middle East & India, along with senior officials and executives of Dubai Government, DAFZA, Richemont and Richemont business partners.

The Richemont Operations Center (ROC) is an introducing project, when it comes to the first time, DAFZA has actually purpose-built a center based upon a client's details requirements. The unique facility, made with more than 700 technological specifications and over 2,000 store drawings, is the outcome of the close and tactical cooperation between DAFZA and Richemont. It gives key solutions for the Richemont Maisons consisting of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Montblanc among others, retailing across the Middle East and India region in more than 100 very own and partner-operated boutiques.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of DAFZA, commented: "We profoundly welcome Richemont's wonderful commitment to their tactical development in Dubai, UAE and the region which will further enhance Dubai's placing as the house of the most prominent luxury brand names in the world. Over the last 20 years, DAFZA has actually stood apart as being one of the most preferred totally free area for multinational companies, driving and shaping the financial development of the emirate. DAFZA's creating a built-to-suit center for Richemont shows cost-free zones' vital function in enabling development of multinational firms. We commend such collaborations in between cost-free areas and highly valued clients such as Richemont."

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni said, "Dubai Airport Freezone is very delighted with the outcomes of functioning closely with Richemont in the growth of this new, highly progressed facility to meet their expanding functional needs. The highest innovation product and latest techniques were utilized in the construction to ensure that every facet of the building satisfies their global criteria and international best practices.”

Covering a complete built-up area of concerning 4,500 square meters, the three-story, free standing ROC structure in DAFZA makes it possible for Richemont to provide first-rate solutions and is created for optimum process and performance to make it possible for shorter shipment times. It consists of a regional logistics facility, Quality A office rooms, an advanced client service centre that offer greater than 20 countries in addition to a regional data centre.

Benefiting from plenty of natural light, the structure was made with a focus on the health of Richemont staff members. Employee-focused design highlights include an extensive breakout location with an outdoor balcony, along with numerous sizes of laid-back and official conference areas to create a joint environment. The center additionally has a prayer room, giving a committed space for prayers.

Dr. Christoph Thomet said, "We are delighted to partake in the main opening of our new procedures centre in DAFZA under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and in existence of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, which notes one more landmark in understanding our vision to produce a center of tomorrow. We wish to prolong our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to our partner DAFZA for their strong support in making ROC a truth."

The center, which is constructed in accordance with green and sustainability standards, showcases an urban, industrial-chic design with concrete floorings, grey slate rocks, mat-black steel and natural rustic wood furnishings with an open ceiling, supplying an open spacious and soothing feel.

H.E. Dr. Al Zarooni added, "ROC is the best example of exactly what the long-standing partnership in between DAFZA and Richemont can complete as we strive to accomplish our common goal of driving nationwide growth and success in this complicated age of borderless world. As part of our vision of a 'Freezone that goes beyond'and according to our belief that consumer satisfaction and solution excellence is the means for our companions' growth, DAFZA will continue to extend its support and offer the needed facilities and solutions to all its critical companions. Richemont is one such important partner, where supporting their growth, smooth procedures and efficiency is paramount for our organization."