By Robeel Haq
The Dubai-based distributors National Trading and Developing Establishment (NTDE) has opened a 40,000 square feet cold store facility in Rashidiya.
National Trading and Developing Establishment (NTDE), distributors of over 6000 products in the UAE, has opened a 40,000 square feet cold store facility in the UAE.
The latest warehouse is NTDE’s second opening in Dubai within a year, increasing its cold stores storage capacity by 70%.
“The new cold store will have a storage capacity of 4000 metric tons,” said Adil Alsmadi, logistics manager, NTDE.
The company’s first cold store contains several products distributed NTDE, including Cadbury’s, Ferrero Rocher and Häagen-Dazs, all of which have special refrigeration needs.
NTDE opened its second cold store with the sole purpose of leasing it to customers, to accommodate the increasing demand for specialised storage facilities.
“Currently we have over 190 shipments coming in each month to our warehouses,” said Alsmadi. “The pace of development in the retail sector has seen a steady growth over the years. As such we feel it is essential to have the correct infrastructure in place to support the sector.”
NTDE’s new cold store is equipped with sophisticated systems that ensure efficient distribution. “We are using an Oracle-based software that manages inventory and stock replenishment, ensuring prompt attention for every customer,” said Alsmadi. “Other facilities include individual storage, along with loading and off-loading ramps and forklifts. The warehouse also provides flexibility in duty timing to all customers using its services. A maintenance team is also on call 24/7.”
Located in Rashidiya, the cold store is 18km from Port Rashid, 45km from Jebel Ali Port and 2km from the airport.