29th January 2017, Dubai South: His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South inaugurated the Swiss Watch Group’s state-of-the-art logistics facility at Dubai South today. The sprawling 10,000 sq m complex facilitates the company’s warehousing and logistics requirements, while being strategically located in the thriving Logistics District of Dubai South.
Welcoming the dignitaries to the ceremony, the President of Swiss Watch Group, a member of International Luxury Group, Mr. Pishu Chainani, said: “The Swiss Watch Group is delighted to mark its presence at the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis. This custom-built facility is the cornerstone of our logistics operations that will help the group work as an integrated hub, seamlessly taking care of imports, warehousing exports and catering to the retail requirements of the GCC and wider MENA region.”
Speaking on the occasion His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, said: “Dubai South is integral to maintaining the emirate’s position among the world’s leading centers for trade, transportation, and investment, it also serves to boost Dubai’s status as the aviation capital of the world. With the airport and the neighboring Jebel Ali Port, we have created new standards of seamless connectivity, offering sea to air cargo transfer in a mere four hours. A multi-modal futuristic platform, the Logistics District offers companies, such as the Swiss Watch Group, whom we are happy to partner with, the perfect environment to grow their business, plug into the global value chain and leverage the time and cost efficiencies that Dubai South’s strategic location offers.”
One of the first companies from the luxury and fashion timepiece industry to set up their facility at Dubai South, Swiss Watch Group houses an impressive portfolio of timepieces from world-renowned brands including Aigner, Escada, Cerruti 1881, Police, Timberland, Gant, Nina Ricci and many others.
Swiss Watch Group (a member of International Luxury Group)
Swiss Watch Group is a leading distributor of timepieces, fashion jewellery, writing instruments, leather goods and eyewear to the Middle East & Africa. Established in 1996, the UAE-based company represents a rich portfolio of renowned luxury and fashion brands across product categories.
Swiss Watch Group is an integral link in the International Luxury Group (ILG) – a conglomerate that is the worldwide licensee & distributor for brands like – AIGNER, ESCADA, CERRUTI 1881, POLICE, GANT, SWISS MILITARY HANOWA, ROAMER, CHOPARD, CAROLINA HERRERA and TIMBERLAND.
International Luxury Group has transcended to be a strong and focused business group that constantly innovates to create a positive identity for each of its brands. With the inauguration of the new facility at Dubai South, the enterprise has strengthened its logistics presence, continuously growing and furthering their reach and business worldwide with similar facilities in Hong Kong, Switzerland, France, UK and the USA.