DHL, Mubadala form strategic partnership

01 January 2017

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company, an investment and development company, have formed a strategic partnership for the next five years.

With its unique logistics expertise and portfolio DHL will support globalisation and growth as well as deliver value across Mubadala Aerospace assets, their customers as well as Abu Dhabi as a whole, by aligning all logistics related processes efficiently and replicable, said a statement from the company.

Mubadala is looking to transform its inbound to aerospace manufacturing logistics (I2M) and as well as its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) material flows, it said. DHL’s innovative solution brings this desired outcome by streamlining all logistics process flows of Mubadala Aerospace assets horizontally, leading to an efficient, effective and replicable modality, it added.

This way the need for customisation of individual assets is reduced. The approach ensures continuous visibility, control and improvement. This strategic partnership is designed to bring optimised logistics, speed of change and cost reduction to all assets and customers of Mubadala across the globe in a multi modal manner, said a statement.

Approximately 66 per cent of the cargo volume transported in the course of Mudabala’s partnership with DHL will be air freight, it stated.

Claudio Scandella, CEO for Middle East and Africa, said:  “With this new strategic partnership DHL can demonstrate its expertise as an innovative lead logistics partner.”

“Our solution enables the end-to-end management of Mubadala’s supply chain creating visibility across all assets in scope,” he said.

Homaid Al Shimmari, chief executive officer, aerospace and engineering services, Mubadala, said: “Our aerospace and information communications technology companies are operating at the heart of global supply chains, where timely and efficient delivery is critical to ensuring competitiveness.”

“As Abu Dhabi’s aerospace cluster develops at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, with new companies being established with our global OEM partners as well as the expansion of our current businesses, a robust supply chain supported by DHL, will be an essential part of future success,” he added.


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