Unipart, a Cowley-based firm, has announced it has launched operations in Saudi Arabia.

The logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and consultancy company, already has operations across Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.

And it is now expanding in the Middle East where it has operations in the United Arab Emirates.

Country Director Tahir Malik will lead the expansion of Unipart's operations in Saudi Arabia, bringing more than 20 years' experience in logistics in the Kingdom, including with key players in KSA.

Unipart CEO, Darren Leigh, said: "As a British company with a diverse international reach working with leading global brands, Unipart is well positioned to offer our customers access to the rapidly-growing supply chain economy in Saudi Arabia, which is undergoing a significant transformation as a major logistics hub between Europe, Asia and Africa.

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"Unipart country director Tahir Malik brings two decades of experience of scaling supply chains and operations in Saudi Arabia, and we look forward to working with customers to best benefit from the government's considerable investment in diversifying the economy, growth, and boosting productivity.

"With over half a century of expertise in supply chains, our established British heritage and a deep commitment to safety and sustainability, we are uniquely placed to offer customers a breadth of solutions for their supply chains, coupled with delivery of high performance and value.

"We are excited about the growth and expansion opportunities for our partners and our business in Saudi Arabia."