Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Jafza reviews North American project
by Robeel Haq on Oct 7, 2009
Jafza International has announced a revised plan for its ambitious development in North America, with the groundbreaking of phase one being scheduled for the first quarter of next year.
During its initial stage, the project is expected to focus on warehousing and distribution, light manufacturing and office space, covering a reported 200 acres from the 1324 acres that Jafza International purchased in Orangeburg, South Carolina, two years ago.
“We’ve had a market-driven concept for this project, and of course, given the economic downturn we’ve all experienced, we thought it prudent to start small and grow as the economy strengthens,” explained Chuck Health, managing director of Jafza International.
A marketing campaign for the complex, which commenced at the recent Third Party Logistics Summit in Atlanta, will also extend to Dubai, with an initial focus on companies that operate in Jebel Ali Free Zone.
“We are actively soliciting clients and have seven or eight prospects in the Americas and Europe, so things are getting interesting,” said Heath. “We have also prepared for a new campaign in Dubai this month.”