Hellmann Expands Road Business in the Middle East
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, together with ATS in the UAE, has established a specialized joint venture HellmannATS Road Solutions.
Through this powerful partnership Hellmann expands its road logistics business in the Middle East enhancing the range of services that already includes the segments airfreight, seafreight, customs brokerage and contract logistics since entering the market in 1999.
With ATS, Hellmann joins forces with a major road transportation provider in the UAE market, gaining access to an impressive fleet of more than 600 vehicles operating in the region.
Under the terms of the joint venture, HellmannATS Road Solutions will exclusively handle all road transport operations for Hellmann in the UAE.
Madhav Kurup, Regional CEO IMEA, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics said: "As Hellmann, we are pursuing ambitious solutions in all product areas in the UAE and greater Middle East to support our customers with the strongest all-round solutions.
"In this context, the establishment of the joint venture with ATS is an important milestone in the expansion of our road network across the region.
"As globalization continues to shape the future of international trade, the joint venture stands as an unwavering partner, delivering tailor-made solutions and revolutionizing the way B2B logistics are managed."
Amit Gandhi, CEO, ATS said: “As two industry titans unite, the shared commitment of excellence and innovation shines through promising unparalleled reliability, efficiency, and sustainability in the transportation of goods.
"This joint venture brings forth a dynamic force that not only streamlines supply chains but also paves the way for a brighter, more connected future.“
The joint venture will be managed by Mutasim Abuhmaidan, who comes with 20 years of Middle East road freight experience having led and developed regional road freight departments with global and regional freight forwarders.
With the joint venture, Hellmann and ATS responds to the fragmented FTL trucking sector in UAE, providing not just a seamless end-to-end road transport experience, but also enhancing supply chain visibility for local and international customers.
The partnership combines the decades of cross-border expertise of a leading global freight forwarder with the modern fleet capabilities of one of the largest transport companies in the UAE.
On this basis, the joint venture will offer a comprehensive technology-based range of B2B logistics solutions to meet the evolving needs of global trade.
HellmannATS aims to significantly increase its market share in the road transport sector in the Middle East over the coming years, with a particular focus on FTL business for global and regional customers.