- Al Mazrouei: GAC Sharjah’s new branch came as a result of HFZA’s state-of-the-art facilities, competitive services
- Bjorn Engblom: Sharjah’s strategic location and business environment gave a strong boost to our operations and activities in the region
To further enhance its presence in the region’s market, GAC Group, one of the largest Swedish shipping & logistics company, which offers complete logistics, freight forwarding & marine services with a globally known, world-class fleet, has opened a new full-fledged branch at Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA).
The move comes as part of GAC’s expansion plans and is in conjunction with the company’s celebration of the golden jubilee of its base in Sharjah, which was established in 1969.
GAC Sharjah’s new branch will provide the company with an additional access to a larger customer base thanks to HFZA’s strategic location and excellent services. It will also help it develop and improve its services in terms of the quality, effectiveness and customer satisfaction, according to the latest global developments in field.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, Mr. Bjorn Engblom, Executive Chairman and Trustee – GAC Group, Mr. Fredrik Nystrom, Vice President – Middle East Region, GAC Group, Mr. Rajesh Moorjani, General Manager – GAC Sharjah, in addition to a number of senior officials.
In addition to Sharjah, the company’s area of operations covers ports in Sharjah, Ajman and Khorfakkan. It provides a comprehensive range of shipping, logistics and warehousing solutions to local and international clients and is involved in several developments and infrastructural onshore and offshore projects in Sharjah. It also serves and assists several large oil and gas companies with pipe laying and handling of oilrigs and accommodation barges docking.
Attracting Quality Investments
Congratulating GAC Sharjah on celebrating its 50th anniversary, HE Al Mazrouei said: “Opening the new branch in Hamriyah Free Zone comes at a time when Sharjah is redoubling its efforts to attract quality investments that would add momentum to the emirate’s business environment. This is in line with the wise vision of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah”.
He added: “We, at HFZA, are doing our utmost to boost the competitive edge of Sharjah and accordingly offering unparalleled services, state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, to draw investors and stimulate them to take it a springboard for their operations in the region”.
“With our strenuous efforts, we have become a major destination for foreign investments throughout the year and the first and foremost choice for international companies looking forward to opening headquarters, offices, and factories within a conducive working environment” Al Mazrouei noted.
A Right Choice
For his part, Engblom said: “Inaugurating our new office in HFZA comes in line with our expansion plans into the region’s markets. We have chosen Sharjah specifically because of its strategic location, competitive work environment, available logistics services and proximity to vital marine ports. It will absolutely help us thrive and evolve.”
He added: “Since we already carry out most of our shipping, clearance and logistics operations in HFZA, we did the right choice opening a new office right there. It offers besides an ideal environment conducive for business growth, modern infrastructure, proximity to an international airport, modern and well-connected road networks, and sophisticated communication channels that altogether allows for the speedy movement of goods. This is what we are looking for. We will be able to grow and expand on all levels.Email This Post