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Genavco completes 17,000-pallet Panalpina warehouse in Dubai

The Panalpina facility is located in Dubai South. (Image source: Genavco)

Genavco has completed the supply and installation of Stow selective pallet racking system for the storage of more than 17,000 pallet positions in Panalpina?s newly constructed 40,000 sqm state-of-the-art facility in Dubai South

Varun Viswanath, manager for storage and material handling solutions at Genavco, said, ?Stow International is one of the leading and well-known racking brands. During our first meetings with Panalpina, we highlighted our expertise in mega warehouse racking projects in the UAE by furnishing the references of IKEA, RHS, IFFCO and many other prestigious projects that we have executed in this market.?

According to him, the close bond between Genavco and Stow has helped the former build strong footprints in the UAE market. ?We have completed many major projects including IKEA Distribution Centre in DWC, one of the largest warehouses in the region with a storage capacity of about 150,000 pallets; RHS Warehouse in DWC and IFFCO-Intergulf Warehouse are also among our expanding clientele. Currently, our team is engaged in the process of making shuttle racking system for freezer application for a reputed group into distribution of food products.?

Viswanath added that it took them three moths to finalise the deal with Panalpina. ?There was a lot of effort from our design team to present various options to customer to meet up the expectation of the client.?

Giving an outline on the Panalpina project, Clinton Campbell, logistics engineer at Panalpina World Transport, stated, ?Panalpina has invested heavily in its growth plans for the Middle East, Africa and CIS region (MEAC). These growth plans included a 40,000 sqm built to suit state-of-the-art new facility in the Dubai South. Genavco and Stow were then approached to design and construct more than 17,000 new pallet positions for the facility.?

Describing on selecting Genavco to carry out the design and construction of the facility, Campbell noted that the decision to work with a provider was not made solely on price. He said that Panalpina wanted to build a relationship with a partner for the future. The 17,000+ pallet positions is only the start and covers less than 30 per cent of the floor area and the company wanted a strong partner who could understand and meet their growing needs.

?The service to date received from Genavco has been better than expected. We are happy to be working with such a committed partner. This just validates that we have made the correct decision,? Campbell added.