Construction Week


Sanipex Group on opening its Global Distributi­on Centre, the beating heart of its business, to collaborat­e on high-pro le developmen­ts across various sectors


Receiving orders on time is a crucial element of fulfilling the brief on projects large and small. Sanipex Group understand­s this, with its Global Distributi­on Centre as the beating heart of its business which delivers highqualit­y bathroom trend-led products for designing beautiful bathrooms and outdoor living throughout the region.

Essentiall­y, the 30,000m2 of purposebui­lt logistics and manufactur­ing space means the business can provide on-time deliveries from unrivalled stock levels to large projects throughout the Middle East and Africa.

Based in Jebel Ali, Dubai, the Distributi­on Centre was built in 2009 to service customer needs across the region. Solely owned by Sanipex Group, the distributi­on centre includes facilities set over three distinct sites, ideally located in the heart of the Jebel Ali Free Zone, with a current stock value of over $82 million (AED300 million).

The centre operates as the group’s global headquarte­rs, with a dedicated supply chain team consisting of over 200 employees and warehouse facilities that operate to blue-chip standards for efficiency, safety, and customer service.

A second warehouse in the same region recently opened to focus on the company’s outdoor living, appliances and lighting ranges, on a plot covering over 14,500m2, with 7,000m2 of warehouse space. The distributi­on centre is more than a warehouse for the supply of stock. With Sanipex Group working in full compliance with UAE ESMA and KSA SASO standards, its in-house product testing laboratori­es and maintenanc­e workshop facilities replicate real-life environmen­ts to accurately demonstrat­e performanc­e under different conditions and scenarios.

It is also home to the group’s in-house quality control facility, implementi­ng riskbased inspection­s utilising modern tools and adhering to rigorous product standards. A Quality Assurance Programme with KPI procedures is also applied across the global supplier base for full accountabi­lity.

The centre is also the base for the company’s in-house technical team, with a 30-minute average response time to a customer technical case. The team provides support to retail and project clients with consistent­ly high levels of service, and practical installati­on guidance and expert training for contractor­s.

When it comes to delivery, the service is white glove, with a distributi­on team including 40 staff and 20 trucks. Each truck has a driver and an assistant, trained in many aspects of customer service and providing white gloved services for the end customer.

Guy Wilson, managing director Trade & Projects MEA at Sanipex Group, said: “The design community, in the Middle East, in Africa, and globally need assurance that the products they specify for their projects are easily accessible and available for fast delivery.

“The Sanipex FZE Global Distributi­on Centre gives them this peace of mind, and so much more too, going far beyond good stock levels and timely deliveries to support our customers throughout the entire process. With product testing and stringent quality control procedures also based here, we ensure that there are no compromise­s when it comes to providing high-quality products for projects on any scale.

“The distributi­on centre, quite simply allows us to collaborat­e on high-profile developmen­ts all over the world, spanning the hotel, residentia­l, commercial, retail, institutio­nal, healthcare and education sectors.”

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Guy Wilson, managing director Trade & Projects MEA, Sanipex Group.
 ?? ?? Sanipex Group’s Global Distributi­on Centre spans across 30,000m2. [Image: Supplied]
Sanipex Group’s Global Distributi­on Centre spans across 30,000m2. [Image: Supplied]

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