Madhav Kurup, CEO, Hellmann Middle East, says E-commerce is coming up for Hellmann and healthcare is as innovative as it can get ahead of Leaders in Logistics 2017 summit.
Why is it important that you support the Leaders in Logistics Summit?
Companies from different walks of the supply chain and consumer companies will be attending this event hence it’s an important platform for Hellmann to network and build brand profile.
What do you think are the main challenges facing the logistics industry in 2017?
Global capacity with air and sea carriers, port infrastructure developments in countries other than UAE, improving the “ease of doing business” rankings in the Middle East, talented labour shortages.
What most excites you about the UAE logistics industry in 2017?
Aspirations of the UAE government in making UAE the number one logistics platform in the world.
What are the main topics you expect to come up at the Leaders in Logistics Summit?
Given in the already state-of-the-art infrastructure in the UAE, it will be interesting to know about how the infrastructure is going to be upgraded in other Middle East regions. Also, it’ll be nice to learn more about the improvements in the e-customs and government e-business suites.
What are the latest product/service launches from your company?
We have successfully launched our chemical joint venture, called the Hellmann Indu Chemical. It caters to cargo for classes 2*, 3*, 4, 5*, 6, 8, 9. We will also be providing specialised services such as drumming and blending.
E-commerce is coming up for Hellmann and healthcare is as innovative as it can get with Hellmann providing a 2D ink-jet imprinting solution in the UAE. Moreover, we recently had our 3rd healthcare facility expansion of 30,000 sq.ft.
What other news can we expect from your company in 2017/2018?
2018 is going to be another action-packed year with development of a specialised/dedicated division in chemical, increased number of customers post the third successful expansion of our healthcare facility, further development in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, continued growth in e-commerce and catering to oil and gas logistics services in Abu Dhabi.
We’re also increasing warehousing space in the UAE market.