SAIF ZONE Voted as UAE Superbrands 2019 – ZAWYA

SOURCE: ZAWYA

 

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE) has been awarded the Superbrands title for 2019 by Superbrands Worldwide, based on the votes of the Superbrands Council and over 2500 marketing experts from the UAE business community.

The announcement came at the annual tribute event organized, yesterday in Dubai, by Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding.

It was a tough competition, where around 2000 brands were nominated to take part in this award.

This achievement reaffirms the strong reputation of SAIF ZONE brand among the business community, and as a pioneering and distinguished destination for business set up, in particular, that SAIF ZONE is one of the oldest, largest and fastest growing free trade zones in the Middle East.

This recognition is the outcome of a long journey full of strenuous efforts to improve services and fulfil our clients’ needs.

H.E. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Saif Zone’s Director, said: “This recognition is the outcome of a long journey full of strenuous efforts to improve services and fulfil our clients’ needs. Also, the global standing of SAIF ZONE reflects the wise vision of His Highness Dr.  Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah in terms of providing business motivating environment, bolstering economic sectors and delivering unique services level for SAIF ZONE clients.”

Al Mazrouei noted that SAIF ZONE brand has become a world-class one, thanks to the services provided, such as customer service, advanced infrastructure, and diverse strategies aiming to enhance customer performance and competitiveness.

“SAIF ZONE is a city within a city, where 8000 companies from 165 countries are operating in various economic sectors. This award is a local, regional and global recognition that SAIF ZONE has succeeded in achieving its vision to be a major hub for qualitative investments and global businesses in the region,” he added.

He further continued: “Success always leans on key pillars that drive excellence and innovation. We have laid a solid foundation for our strategy, which aligns with the latest global practices in management, customer service, marketing, innovation and infrastructure development, and basic services. Today, these efforts are crowned by this award and our customers’ appreciation. We pledge them to pursue our work to support and facilitate their business to grow with them and promote their businesses.”

We have laid a solid foundation for our strategy, which aligns with the latest global practices in management, customer service, marketing, innovation and infrastructure development, and basic services. Today, these efforts are crowned by this award and our customers’ appreciation.

Al Mazrouei pointed out that this recognition is an extra incentive to continue along the same path, to further invest in the distinguished services that add value to the customers and contribute to attracting more qualitative investments in future sectors which are important to the Emirate of Sharjah.

The Superbrands Council consists of eminent industry figures who are invited to vote online from a shortlist compiled following meticulous research and surveys, and a strict selection process.

SAIF ZONE offers many competitive advantages, especially in the commercial, industrial and service sectors. These include customs facilities for cargo transportation, advanced infrastructure and modern facilities including equipped and air-conditioned executive offices, warehouses of various sizes with attached offices, various spaces for rent that suit the requirements of investors, as well as smart services linking all licensing-related local and federal authorities in a single window to enable investors to issue the license without reference to these entities.

Other incentives include 100% full ownership of business, 100% return of capital and profits, 100% exemption from corporate and individual income tax, 100% export and import tax exemption, 24/7 services, one-day for license issuance, a hotline to provide immediate manpower and equipment services, immediate completion of customs clearance and shipping services, 24/7 security and emergency services and onsite worker’s quarters.