The Automotive Sector in KEZAD

The Automotive Sector in KEZAD is a dedicated zone for the automotive manufacturers, parts makers, distributors and aftermarket products and services providers looking to serve the automotive markets in the Middle East, Africa, India, and Europe. Businesses in the Automotive Sector in KEZAD enjoy unmatched connectivity to the local, regional and global auto markets, access to raw materials, the presence of key auto parts manufacturers, and state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities, including an advanced Ro-Ro terminal at Khalifa Port.

Unique Value Propositions

KEZAD Group provides unique value propositions for each sector to ensure that clients remain competitive and are able to focus on their business growth. 

Ideal Location to Serve the Automotive

Ideal Location to Serve the Automotive Markets in the Middle East, Africa, India, and Europe

KEZAD is strategically located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai – two of the most important commercial hubs in the Middle East – its location helps clients serve all important markets in the UAE as well as the rest of the Middle East, Africa, India, and Europe. KEZAD and the adjacent mega port - Khalifa Port – offer global connectivity to all key automotive markets.

Row material suppliers in the Industry

Key Raw Materials Suppliers in the Industry Value Chain Present in KEZAD & Abu Dhabi – Aluminium, Polymers, Steel

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) present in KEZAD is one of the largest aluminium production sites in the world while, Borouge – leading polymer producer - occupies a distribution centre in KEZAD which is among the largest distribution centres for polymers in the world. Emirates Steel, located in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, has an existing wire rod mill and planned high-strength steel facilities to serve the auto parts manufacturers.

Presence of Auto Parts

Presence of Auto Parts Manufacturers Supplying Parts to Global Brands

TALEX, is the Middle East’s most highly automated and flexible extrusion plant for a wide range of products - from liquid primary metal to precision machined aluminium products for GCC and global markets. TALEX is a reputed supplier of key automotive parts for a number of global automotive brands across the world.

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Manufacturing Projects for Key Products Such as Automotive Tyres

In addition to the automotive parts manufacturers, KEZAD is also home to the first passenger car radial (PCR) tyre manufacturing facility in the UAE. China-based Roadbot has started developing a manufacturing facility in KEZAD that will have a capacity of over 10 million tyres per year.

Dedicated Port Side Facilities

Dedicated Port-side Facilities, Including Ro-Ro Terminal, Supporting the Automotive Sector

Dedicated Ro-Ro terminal at Khalifa Port, Autoterminal Khalifa Port, is a joint venture between AD Ports Group and Auto Terminal Barcelona. It will be able to store approximately 17,000 vehicles in optimal conditions while ensuring perfect traceability. Expanding the car terminal area to 300,000 m2, with highly efficient storage and berthing, the facility will be able to process a high volume of vehicles.

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Regional Mega Hub for Automotive Logistics

Taking advantage of the facilities in KEZAD Group and Khalifa Port are some of the biggest automotive dealers and logistics service providers in the region. Al Futtaim Motors, distributors of automotive brands such as Toyota, Honda, Chrysler and Volvo in the UAE, and Ghassan Aboud Cars, a leading specialist in regional and international automotive re-export and supply chain solutions are using KEZAD as their regional hub for automotive logistics. Gallega Global Logistics has established their 3PL logistics hub in KEZAD with modern infrastructure consisting of covered warehousing, open yard vehicle storage facility, vehicle pre-delivery, and accessory workshop to offer clients maintenance, repairs, and modifications.

Key Advantages

Significant Cost Savings

  • Volume rebates on key raw materials by suppliers present in our zones
  • Prime location facilities at the most competitive lease rates
  • The most competitive utility rates in the UAE
  • Customs duty benefits on imports of raw material and capital goods for manufacturing
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Superior Connectivity and Proximity

  • Easy access to key markets through 2 global ports, 5 international airports, multi-lane highways and upcoming rail networks, connecting KEZAD with the rest of the MENA region
  • Nearby production and storage facilities enable short delivery lead times
  • Excellent connectivity to regional raw material producers
  • Dedicated Ro-Ro terminal at Khalifa Port, enabling the efficient logistics for automotive industry
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Flexibility of Scale

  • Future-ready development with provisions for expansion and integration with new projects
  • High-capacity utility network and infrastructure provisioned to support businesses of all scales
  • Option to operate for the local, regional and global markets through free zone and domestic economic zone facilities
  • Flexibility in lease tenure and structuring
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Growing Community

  • Multiple residential, community services, and leisure facilities within 10 minutes drive
  • Multiple on-site staff accommodation facilities are under various stages of planning and development
  • Clustered approach with shared amenities for better planning and leaner development for customers
  • Existing zone with auto parts manufacturers, automotive logistics services
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Significant Cost Savings

  • Volume rebates on key raw materials by suppliers present in our zones
  • Prime location facilities at the most competitive lease rates
  • The most competitive utility rates in the UAE
  • Customs duty benefits on imports of raw material and capital goods for manufacturing
KEZAD

Superior Connectivity and Proximity

  • Easy access to key markets through 2 global ports, 5 international airports, multi-lane highways and upcoming rail networks, connecting KEZAD with the rest of the MENA region
  • Nearby production and storage facilities enable short delivery lead times
  • Excellent connectivity to regional raw material producers
  • Dedicated Ro-Ro terminal at Khalifa Port, enabling the efficient logistics for automotive industry
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Flexibility of Scale

  • Future-ready development with provisions for expansion and integration with new projects
  • High-capacity utility network and infrastructure provisioned to support businesses of all scales
  • Option to operate for the local, regional and global markets through free zone and domestic economic zone facilities
  • Flexibility in lease tenure and structuring
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Growing Community

  • Multiple residential, community services, and leisure facilities within 10 minutes drive
  • Multiple on-site staff accommodation facilities are under various stages of planning and development
  • Clustered approach with shared amenities for better planning and leaner development for customers
  • Existing zone with auto parts manufacturers, automotive logistics services
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