Dubai processing centres perfectly placed to become hub for Middle East

Customers looking for auto and rolling equipment solutions in Dubai are in luck – WW Solutions’ hub is perfectly placed for those looking to distribute to the Middle East, Africa, the subcontinent and beyond.

Dubai EPC VPC 2

When it comes to importing and exporting vehicles to the subcontinent, Middle East and Africa, customers need look no further than WW Solutions’ Dubai equipment processing centre (EPC) and vehicle processing centre (VPC).

Strategically located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) in the west of Dubai, UAE, this hub is well-placed to serve those looking for a gateway to a number of key markets.

Dubai EPC VPC 1

All equipment is carefully inspected in the stock yard.

Dubai EPC VPC 5

The Dubai EPC uses the latest technology where possible. Here, a staff member uses a new gadget to check a machine's battery without needing to reach into the machinery.

Dubai EPC VPC 6

All equipment receives an inspection pre-delivery, including an oil check.

Dubai EPC VPC 7

Paint touch ups are done where needed.

As well as being home to a VPC, where services like light accessory fitting, paint touch-ups and rust protection are offered, the EPC also contains a rolling equipment facility, catering for the needs of rolling equipment manufacturers such as Komatsu.

For these OEMs, services include washing, accessory fitting, paint touch-ups, ageing, maintenance, inspection and rust prevention, container stuffing/un-stuffing and unit assembly/disassembly.

For auto customers, WW Solutions are able to transport cars to and from Jebel Ali port to the vehicle processing centre. Services like vehicle storage, washing, age prevention and audio system installation are all available.

Dubai EPC VPC 8

In the vehicle processing facility, all vehicles are scanned and inspected on arrival before being allocated a slot number for storage.

Dubai EPC VPC 9

As part of the vehicle maintenance inspection, the battery is checked.

Dubai EPC VPC 10

Vehicles lined up.

Dubai EPC VPC 4

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions team at the Dubai equipment processing facility. Dubai 11.JPG

For OEMs wanting to ship vehicles and rolling equipment to the subcontinent, Asia, Australia and the Americas, a port with RoRo connectivity offered by carriers like EUKOR is only 10km away.

Reflecting on the facility’s services, Faiz Ahmed, Business Development Manager, Middle East Region, said: “OEMs and trading houses using our JAFZA facilities not only reduce product delivery time, also improving their dealer’s turnover, but also reduce stockyard maintenance costs. This allows them to focus on sales, while leaving logistics, assembling and pre-delivery inspection to us.”

Fast facts

Dubai processing services in numbers

The vehicle processing facility:

  • 55,000 square metres
  • Yard capacity of 2,700 cars or 1,400 large vehicles

The equipment processing facility:

  • 25,351 square metres
  • Yard capacity of 450 vehicles

You might also like: