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.


Hyundai Motor Park offers a day out for families

The custom-built track has obstacles/props simulating real-life scenarios, from paying for petrol to watching drive-in movies.
Updated 23 October 2018
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Hyundai Motor Park offers a day out for families

Women in Saudi Arabia are being encouraged to get behind the wheel at a series of fun, informative events being held over the next two months.

Hyundai Motor Park 2018 will enable females with driving licenses to test-drive one of five models on a custom-built track complete with obstacles/props simulating real-life scenarios, from paying for petrol to watching drive-in movies. 

Non-drivers, husbands, and children will also be catered to with food and entertainment.

“We hope Hyundai Motor Park 2018 will boost women’s confidence and enthusiasm about the prospect of being able to drive in Saudi Arabia,” said Mike Song, head of Hyundai Middle East and Africa.

“The fun, informative sessions have been designed to address some of the most common concerns among new and infrequent drivers, such as a fear of involvement in accidents.” 

The motor park will provide education about road safety and highlight some of the technological advances that are making motoring safer. It will include a driving track featuring props that mimic real-life situations on the road, but in a secure environment. During the test-drive, motorists will navigate activities such as ordering food at a drive-through restaurant, refueling at a gas station, and finding a parking space at a mall while avoiding common hazards such as abandoned trolleys. At the end of the session, they will park in front of a “drive-in” cinema and receive an individual evaluation of their driving, plus tips.

Five Hyundai models will be available to try out. A professional driving instructor will demonstrate the vehicles’ key features, then accompany each participant on a 20-minute test-drive of the vehicle of her choice. Women who have yet to obtain their driving licenses need not miss out on the experience. They will be invited to ride in the vehicle of their choice while an instructor leads them around the course.

Each participant will be introduced to pertinent road safety topics, such as hazard perception, parking, and basic defensive driving to avoid dangerous situations. 

Hyundai Motor Park 2018 offers fun for all the family, plus five food trucks. Children will learn about how cars work by building their own model engines; other entertainment will include quizzes, a giant game of Jenga, and a session on Korean handicrafts, a collaboration with Korea Tourism Organization. 

Hyundai Motor Park 2018 will take place in Dammam from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, in Riyadh from Nov. 14 to 17, and Jeddah from Dec. 17 to 20.