LuLu Group from the UAE will open its first logistics center in CEE in Poland

LuLu Group International – a trading conglomerate from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – will open its first logistics center in Central and Eastern Europe in Poland, announced the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), with the support of which the investment is being carried out. LuLu Group also signed an agreement with the Olsztyn-Mazury Airport, which became the Group’s main logistics partner in Poland.

“The logistics center in Poland will play a key role in the development of LuLu Group International’s business in the Central and Eastern European region. The new investment is another step in the company’s expansion, which will strengthen its position as one of the most important players on the global trade market. Thanks to the new logistics center, the availability of local products from Poland on the shelves of stores belonging to the LuLu group will also increase. As a result, cooperation between Polish producers and suppliers and contractors from the United Arab Emirates will be tightened,” we read in the announcement.

To emphasize the importance of the investment, PAIH and LuLu Group also signed a cooperation agreement. The concluded document will improve the exchange of knowledge and experience between organizations and will help further strengthen Polish-Emirate economic relations, it was emphasized.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand into the Polish market. This is a strategic step that will enable us to source the highest quality products from Poland and serve our customers through 254 hypermarkets in the Middle East region. We believe that our presence in your country will contribute to the promotion of Polish products internationally,” said Yusuff Ali M.A., president and managing director of LuLu Group International, quoted in the release.

“We are glad that LuLu Group appreciates Poland’s strategic location and the high standards of investor service in our country, and is creating a logistics hub for Eastern Europe here. The company’s investment will also open new opportunities for local Polish producers. It will allow them to reach larger audiences in a faster and safer way,” added Paweł Kurtasz, president of PAIH.

As part of cooperation with our country, the company also signed an agreement with the Olsztyn-Mazury Airport. As a result, the regional airport has become the main logistics partner of the food giant in Poland, the release also said.

“This cooperation is carried out as part of the Special Trade Zone project, which is part of the Olsztyn-Mazury Food Cluster – an original initiative of the management board of Warmia i Mazury Sp. z o. o. Products shipped from the logistics port include fruit, meat products, dairy products and various food additives. The total volume of goods cleared and sent from the airport in Szymany last year exceeds 200 tons,” the information said.

LuLu Group International is an international conglomerate based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, founded in 2000 by Yusuff Ali M. A. The group operates in 23 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the United States and Europe. It has 254 retail stores and 25 shopping centers in 9 countries, supported by sourcing operations in 15 countries. In addition to retail trade, production and distribution of food products, the group also has interests in other sectors such as IT, real estate and tourism and hotels.

The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) is an advisory institution that is part of the Polish Development Fund Group (PFR). This is the first point of contact for exporters and investors. It operates both in Poland and through a network of offices around the world.

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