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Bayer opens regional distribution center

Agility-managed hub will expedite deliveries to the Middle East

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Bayer Middle East FZE has announced the launch of its regional distribution center that will reduce time-to-market by as much as 58%. The center will facilitate the delivery of more than 3,400 tons annually, while ensuring greater network flexibility, increased frequency and dedicated stock for customers in the Middle East.

Supporting network optimization and streamlining supply, the warehouse is located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, close to the Jebel Ali Sea Port with easy connections to Al Maktoum International (DWC) and Dubai International (DXB) airports and major road arteries.

Equipped with the latest warehousing and cold chain technologies, the facility operated by Agility, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, is spread over 60,000 sq.m. with multiple storage temperature options. Accommodating over 100,000 pallet positions, 56 loading docks and 83 material handling equipment, the center is fully compliant with Ministry of Health, EU Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice and World Health Organization standards.

Integrating fully with Agility’s warehouse management systems, Bayer will maintain visibility and traceability of inventory employing the latest technologies. The center will be supported by another facility that will be implemented in Germany in mid-2021 as part of Bayer’s long-term commitment to Middle East customers.

The center is a key milestone for Bayer Middle East which as a legal entity was established in 2012 in the UAE to cater to the business of its leading divisions, Bayer Pharma, Bayer Consumer Health and Bayer Crop Science in the region including GCC countries and Egypt. Prior to the launch of the center, Bayer products were being directly imported into the local markets and sold to pharmacies, end consumers and patients through a distributor network.