Apple to open logistics centre in Saudi Arabia

Apple to open logistics centre in Saudi Arabia

Apple to open logistics centre in Saudi Arabia within the next few weeks, Saudi’s Investment minister announced.

During the first graduation ceremony of the all-women Apple Developer Academy in Saudi Arabia, which started its program last February, Minister Khaled Al Falih announced an Apple logistics centre to be opened in Saudi’s King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

The centre will be aimed at distributing Apple’s products and spare parts not only in Saudi Arabia but in the whole region, making it a hub for the manufacture and distribution of Apple’s products.

He further explained that this project has been in plans ever since Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s visit to the Apple HQ in 2018.

According to Al Falih, this deal is among many of other international companies who will be investing in Saudi Arabia soon, including Microsoft, AliBaba and Google.

It seems like Saudi is aiming at establishing its presence in the technology and innovation sectors, following its $500b smart-city NEOM and its vertically-layered city The Line.

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