Deli Foods Peru has become the first company to join the Latin American (LATAM) Incubation Centre at Jafza One, the flagship commercial complex located at the heart of Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).
The agreement to this effect was signed at Gulfood 2020 between DP World (UAE Region) the UAE’s leading logistics and business hub operator, and Deli Foods Peru, according to a press statement issued today.
The LATAM incubation centre was set up as a platform that allows international investors from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to use Jafza to establish their business and use it as a gateway to explore regional markets.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza, said: “Cooperation between DP World, UAE Region and Peru is based on a joint strategy focused on increasing connectivity, logistical integration and internationalisation of companies. For Latin American companies like Deli Foods, the choice of Jafza is simple and obvious: One Location, Multiple Markets. The benchmarks we set help us guide our incubator partners in doing business from Jafza. Our strategy of enabling smarter global trade in Peru is an optimum illustration of what we do at our flagship facilities in Dubai.”
Speaking about its participation in the Incubation Centre, Bruno Quesada Carrasco, General Manager, Deli Foods Group FZCO said that it would give them the leading competitive edge in the regional markets. “From Jafza One located close to Expo 2020, where Peru will have outstanding participation, we plan to increase our opportunities for expansion. Having previously worked with DP World through its Peru operations, we are reassured about the high level of support services we can expect.”
DP World already operates fully integrated maritime and logistics services in Peru, a container terminal at the Port of Callao, catering to customers across the entire supply chain. DP World Callao, like Jebel Ali Port with its technology-driven, cost-effective operations, high productivity and inter-regional trans-shipments, acts as a gateway for Peru’s imports and exports.