Landmark Group invests over AED1 billion in automated distribution centre at JAFZA
The Landmark Group has opened a fully-automated distribution centre at Jebel Ali Free Zone
Landmark Group has opened a fully-automated distribution centre at Jebel Ali Free Zone.
The Group invested over AED 1 billion in the Mega Distribution Centre (Mega DC) to strengthen its supply chain capabilities and build a facility that can serve as a logistics and distribution hub for the region.
The Mega DC is designed to process 300 million units per year, inter-changeably handling pallets, cartons, pieces and garments-on-hanger (GOH). Built with a storage capacity upto 2.2 million cartons and 2 million GOH, the new distribution centre has 10 automated and 3 manual docks to receive over 74,000 cartons per day. The Outbound features 36 docks, of which 10 are dedicated for GOH, and can handle upto 90,000 cartons and 250,000 GOH every day.
Boom conveyors in the facility also ensure faster off-loading of containers. All are handled across 33 levels with 1,300 ‘robotic multi shuttles’, 94 Lifts and 28 Workstations.
Another first for the GCC is the DC’s High Bay Warehouse. At 43metres, it is the tallest in the region and the first rack clad building in the Middle East. This also the first Distribution Centre to use Hypoxic Fire Prevention System with an oxygen-controlled environment. It’s Automatic Storage and Retrieval System can store over 36,000 pallet positions, serviced by 41-metre tower cranes.
At the heart of Mega DC is a fast shuttle system for automated handling of cartons & totes – with an Inter-Aisle Transfer Technology.
In line with the Group’s sustainability vision, the Mega DC is EHS certified and plans to meet 50% of its energy requirements through an 8.2 MWP rooftop solar system, the single largest in the region.