Courts opens US$6M distribution hub on EBD


President Donald Ramotar being given a tour of the Courts Distribution Centre. [GINA Photo]
President Donald Ramotar being given a tour of the Courts Distribution Centre. [GINA Photo]
[] – UNICOMER, the parent company of Courts, has expanded its operation in Guyana. The furniture giant has opened a new state of the art distribution centre at Eccles Industrial Site, East Bank Demerara.

The 60,000 square foot, fully automated facility, constructed at a cost of US$6M was commissioned yesterday, Wednesday, November 19. Among those present were President Donald Ramotar, Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh, Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali, Managing Director UNICOMER Guyana, Clyde de Haas and Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, UNICOMER Group, Guillermo Siman.

The President lauded UNICOMER Guyana for the initiative as he noted their resilience at a time when many are trying to turn away investors.

This East Bank centre that has the capacity to provide much needed storage is the replacement for the existing distribution centre at Montrose, East Coast Demerara which was no longer able to sufficiently manage the company’s storage.

President Ramotar who delivered the feature address declared the investment, another demonstration of investors’ confidence in the Guyanese economy.Courts 2

Meanwhile Minister Ashni Singh said that the inauguration of the distribution centre must because Guyana is an attractive place for investment for the large regional companies.

The Finance Minister pointed out that UNICOMER would not have increased its capacity in the country if it was not optimistic about Guyana’s future. He noted that the furniture company’s confidence is even more telling, for the reason that it has sought to expand its operation in Guyana, despite the political fighting.

Minister Ali also noted the opportunities for employment being created by the growth of businesses on the East Bank Demerara.

The new facility can accommodate 20 loading containers simultaneously, Clyde De Haas explained, as he outlined some of the challenges the business faced as it has outgrown its premises at Montrose, East Coast Demerara.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]




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