Huawei launches first Mideast logistics hub
DUBAI, Oct 07, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China's information and communications
technology solutions provider Huawei on Monday launched its first
Mideast logistics hub in Dubai's free port zone Jebel Ali, which will
serve project deliveries across the region.
Peng Xiongji, Huawei's general manager for the United Arab
Emirates (UAE), said in his speech at the launch ceremony that the
center would initially focus on customers in the telecommunications
The ceremony was attended by China's Consul General in Dubai Tang
Weibin as well as over 200 members of the Dubai business community.
Peng said that the facility would shorten deliveries by around 30
days for ocean shipments and meet urgent delivery requests from
He added in the first three years, the hub would serve Huawei's
markets in the Gulf region as well as in the Middle East; after that,
the firm planned to expand its radius to parts of Africa, such as
Kenya and Tanzania.
The company has already announced plans to invest an additional 20
million U.S. dollars or more in the facility's expansion over the
next three years.
Huawei established its headquarters in the Middle East 10 years
ago in Bahrain, according to the firm's website.
The Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets for Huawei,
generating in 2012 2.083 billion dollars of revenues, an 18-percent
increase year on year.
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