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South African logistics company to expand services in GCC

Barloworld will focus on providing integrated logistics solutions in the Gulf region from supply chain strategy and design to modelling. (Image source: Barbara Moori/Flickr)

South Africa-based logistics company Barloworld Logistics has revealed plans to expand its specialised logistics solutions to the Middle East

The logistics and supply chain management solutions company said that it would target the retail sector and was taking the step in anticipation of a surge in demand in the region, driven by the growth of the retail industry in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Barloworld said it would focus on providing integrated logistics solutions, including supply chain strategy, design and modelling, and added that the UAE would serve as a key element in the company's growth plans in the GCC.

Barloworld Logistics chief executive for the EMEA region, Frank Courtney, said the GCC was emerging as one of the biggest growth markets for the world’s leading brands, enabling the region’s retail industry to expand.

Courtney said, “Barloworld Logistics is a company with a set of competencies required to analyse, design, implement, manage and operate any element in the supply chain or to integrate them and manage the supply chain itself. Spreading our wings over the Gulf region will help us strengthen our positin further."

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