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SSI Schaefer steps up DLC plans

SSI Schaefer LLC has revealed the latest plans for its new facility in Dubai Logistics City (DLC) due to be completed in July 2008.

SSI Schaefer LLC has revealed the latest plans for its new facility in Dubai Logistics City (DLC) due to be completed in July 2008.

As one of the first companies to reserve a plot in the forthcoming logistics site, SSI Schaefer has confirmed its commitment by investing several million dollars in construction for the project. The facility is set to be the regional headquarters for the storage and material handling systems providers.

"DLC was chosen on my recommendation as a result of worldwide marketing by the DLC team. Even though we were offered a prime slot in Jafza South, it was felt that the exposure and the future in DLC would fit the long-term plans of SSI Schaefer in the Middle East," said Geoff Wheatley, regional director Middle East for SSI Schaefer.

The new facility is planned to encompass the latest in environmental protection and will be home to the company's design and engineering division, finance, administration and regional sales staff. Space and resources has also been requested for other members of the Schaefer Group based in Europe, including Schaefer Waste Technology and Schaefer Automation. This means on completion the company will change to SSI Schaefer International DWC LLC.

"The facility will reinforce SSI Schaefer's commitment to the region and allow me to double the workforce which is currently restricted due to space constraints at the current facility," said Wheatley.

"It will also provide the platform and facilities for other Schaefer companies setting up in the Middle East to establish their presence in the region," he added.

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