Flow launches new center in King Abdullah Economic City

The launch event in KAEC was attended by Saud Al-Sulaiman, Flow CEO.
Updated 21 October 2017
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Flow launches new center in King Abdullah Economic City

Flow, a progressive logistics company, and part of Ghassan Ahmed Al-Sulaiman Group, has announced the official launch of its new omni-channel and e-commerce fulfilment center at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
The development of the logistics services sector is one of the key highlights of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to put Saudi Arabia on the world map when it comes to logistics management. The new distribution center is designed specifically to support and enhance the e-commerce requirements in line with the objectives of Vision 2030. The company aims to meet the growing needs of local customers through the establishment of a unique logistics platform that links existing commercial centers, paving the way for new trade routes.
Speaking at the launch event in KAEC, Saud Al-Sulaiman, Flow CEO, said: “We have noticed a significant gap when it comes to professional logistics facilities and infrastructure in the Kingdom. Nevertheless, the e-commerce industry continues to grow exponentially year on year, creating a need for logistics to support this increase in demand within the market. And this is why Flow is launching this center here today — incorporating advanced services with superior technology to meet the growing needs and requirements of the e-commerce and logistics industry and we are ready to fill the gap in the market.”
“We’ll continue to grow and expand our footprint in the Kingdom, striving to meet our customers’ needs by creating and reaching them through new channels. The launch of this landmark facility highlights our commitment to providing superior services to improve customer service and move closer to our vision of creating a better everyday life for people. We believe that Flow is capable of offering distinctive solutions to meet the market’s growing needs” added Al-Sulaiman.
The new center is spread across 75,000 square meters, scaling 37.5 meters high. It features multiple floors, with a total area of more than 200,000 square meters, making it the largest center of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The center is capable of accommodating 180,000 industrial pallets equivalent storage positions.
The center is designed in a way to cater to both full storage pallets and e-commerce parcel solutions, with a current operational capacity of 190 per shift in phase 1.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.