Germany-based group Diesel Technic (ME) aims to capitalise on the booming automotive sector in Dubai, said a top official, citing official data.
Dubai’s automotive sector is poised for growth and is expected to increase by 35 per cent between 2017 and 2021 due to the spare parts and accessories market, according to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A key player in the automotive sector, Diesel Technic (ME) has 41,000 products covering the full range of automotive parts and accessories and has been a leading player in the GCC’s automotive and spare parts and accessories sector since 1995.
"We see tremendous potential for the UAE’s automotive sector, and we intend on leveraging the strong trade ecosystem DP World has created with Jebel Ali Port and Jafza to enhance our access to markets across the region," remarked Dirk Heibel, the general manager.
“We also intend on working closely with the free zone to further strengthen Dubai’s automotive and spare parts and accessories trade,” he added.
Diesel Technic, however, has not been alone in building its brand in the Middle East. Since its inception in the region, the company has received ample support from Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) by utilising the free zone’s holistic ecosystem and trade network, catering to its distribution partners and workshop customers in the Middle East and Africa.
Upon starting its operations at Jafza, the business has prospered from Dh2 million ($544,490) to Dh290 million ($78.95 million), he stated.
In addition, Diesel Technic has expanded operations covering Kuwait, Syria, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Oman and Yemen. Furthermore, they are now present in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and several other countries in Africa, it said.
In 2012, the company sought Jafza’s assistance in leasing a neighbouring plot, to expand its facility by building a new office building and warehouse from where it operates now.
Due to the availability of products, state-of-the-art storage technology and tailor-made logistics solutions, Diesel Technic ensures a fast and reliable supply of spare parts to distribution partners and their workshop customers, increasing productivity and minimising vehicle downtime.
DP World’s Jebel Ali Port and Jafza have created a hub for the automotive transport and spare parts sector in the Middle East.
Mohammed Al Muallem, chief executive officer and managing director, DP World UAE Region, said that as an enabler of global trade, DP World helps customers manage the complexities and reduce the costs of the global supply chain.
“The Jebel Ali hub provides comprehensive capability and competence to companies to offer a customised platform and logistics solution,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service