Agility, the global logistics and logistical infrastructure provider, today laid the foundation stone for an Agility Warehouse Park on a 29 hectares site on the Maputo Ring Road in Marracuene, Mozambique, in the presence of His Excellency Raimundo Maico Diomba, Governor of Maputo Province.
The new Agility park will provide 175,000m2 of world class, efficient, warehousing available to local and international companies.
The Agility Warehouse Park in Mozambique is part of a network of international standard warehouse parks that Agility is funding and developing across key markets in Africa to support the development of domestic and regional trade. Quality logistics infrastructure is a key driver of new foreign direct investment, stimulating improved trade flows, prosperity and job creation.
Agility Warehouse Parks focus on providing undisturbed power and IT connectivity along with top level security for customers, creating an international platform from which companies can efficiently operate their businesses. Agility offers both standard and built-to-suit warehouses for storage, distribution, light manufacturing, processing and packing.
Agility is a world leader in developing logistics parks around the globe, owning and managing over 21 million square meters of warehouse park real estate across the fastest growing regions of the world.
Geoffrey White, CEO Agility Africa, said, "We believe that the provision of international standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one of the fundamental building blocks necessary for economic growth. The new Agility Warehouse Park in Maputo enables companies, whether multinationals or small and medium enterprises, to access quality infrastructure easily, quickly and cost effectively."
The first phase of this significant investment in Mozambique will provide 32,000 square meters of warehousing and will be operational in the second quarter of 2019.
The availability of quality warehousing to support the growth of the SME sector in Mozambique and attract multinationals to the country is fundamental for creating jobs and prosperity and driving economic growth.