The global freight forwarding company Geodis Wilson has formed a joint venture partnership with the regional warehousing and distribution specialist Banz Group in Bahrain. The move forms part of Geodis Wilson’s development strategy to extend and strengthen its global logistics network.
The new joint venture will be based in Juffair, Bahrain, with administrative operations run from an 8,000 square metre warehouse facility. One of the largest facilities of its type in the region, the warehouse operates under state-of-the-art safety and security standards and includes ambient, chilled and frozen storage space.
Middle East Cluster Managing Director for Geodis Wilson, Sascha Geiken, welcomed the new development. “From day one, we are offering a full menu of Freight Services, including air, sea, road, sea-air and project forwarding,” he said. “Geodis Wilson is also well-known for its provision of Contract Logistics and the Bahrain operation will deliver a wide range of services in this category: inbound and outbound logistics, customs clearance, cargo insurance, reverse logistics and other value-added services,” explained Geiken.
“Servicing our customers where they grow is part of our dynamic business strategy”, says Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Geodis Wilson. “This means increasing our footprint not only in the large and emerging economies, as we do in Brazil, India, China and also the US, but also in other dynamic regions, like the Middle East, where we already have a presence in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.”