Ghassan Aboud Group, an Abu Dhabi-based multi-business conglomerate, has announced plans to build one of the region’s largest automotive export and distribution hubs at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), in collaboration with AD Ports Group, the region’s premier logistics, industry, and trade facilitator. The Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi, according to Kizad, a leading industrial hub and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, will be one of the region’s largest, spanning 3.3 square kilometres within the industrial zone.
The hub is being designed to include free zone and domestic areas to facilitate international trade of all automotive products such as new and used passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, electric vehicles, heavy equipment and machinery and spare parts connecting Europe and the Far East to the Middle East, Africa, CIS and the Indian Subcontinent.
The launch was announced at the official ceremony held in Abu Dhabi in the presence of key stakeholders and officials.
It will help foster global trade partnerships bringing together buyers, sellers, logistics services providers, government enablers, facilitators, and financial service providers whilst offering access to integral sources and consumption markets through sector-specific infrastructure and multimodal connectivity by sea, land, and air, said senior officials at the official signing ceremony.
The partnership between AD Ports Group and Ghassan Aboud Group is designed to support and accelerate the government’s vision for economic diversification and industrial growth by enhancing automotive trade flow through the UAE. The project’s ecosystem will feature dedicated areas for showrooms, storage, spare parts, workshops, test tracks, auction houses, social and office spaces in addition to logistics services, government support and commercial support services, they added.