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January 2018

GWC Earns QAR 215.5 million in Net Profits

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November 2017

Vodafone and GWC Develop State of the Art Digital Solution for Enhanced Customer Experience

Vodafone Qatar and GWC brought together their expertise to launch an innovative digital solution for enhanced customer experience.  

Vodafone’s Logistics department and GWC’s Contract Logistics and Information Technology department, worked closely to develop an Android App and a web based order management system (OMS) which allows for end-to-end management of the supply chain cycle. This includes, real-time stock visibility and allocation, order placement, work flow approvals and notifications, distribution and delivery to Vodafone end customers.  

In addition, the system captures digital proof of delivery statements, all signed forms and cash collection details all through digital devices at the time of delivery to customers. This has enhanced efficiency and significant reduction in delivery time of Vodafone products to customers, resulting in a better customer experience.  

Vodafone Qatar’s Chief Operating Officer Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Jassim Al Thani stated: “As a company we’re committed to leading on digital innovation, blending the best of technology and human interaction in a personal, instant and easy way. The solution with GWC is an example of this where we now have a state of the art logistics facility with a scalable IT based digital solution for Vodafone’s operations. This ensures greater customer satisfaction whether through our various retail outlets or through our online portal.”

The success of the OMS solution developed by GWC for Vodafone is now being looked at as an industry best practice that GWC will extend to its other customers.    

For his part, GWC Group CEO Mr. Ranjeev Menon stated: “It is GWC’s passion to foster and pursue innovation in all our operations. This collaboration with Vodafone establishes a unique solution for Vodafone’s supply chain operations supported by our bespoke IT systems, and this is a testament to Qatar’s ability to set a world-class standard in logistics operation.”

Vodafone Qatar held a site visit on Thursday 23 November 2017 to its dedicated facility at GWC’s Logistics Village Qatar (LVQ) with senior officials from both companies present.

November 2017

Longines Global Champions Tour Logistics Delivered by GWC Equestrian

GWC (Q.P.S.C.), the leading logistics provider in the State of Qatar, has successfully delivered the equestrian logistics operations for the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) – Doha Final Tour in November 2017, organized by AL SHAQAB (Member of the Qatar Foundation). The services provided by GWC Equestrian included the transport of a total of 91 world-class show horses consolidated in Liege, Belgium, over two charter flights that arrived on November 6 and 7, 2017.

GWC Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani stated: “We are proud to be handling such an international project which positions Qatar as an international host destination for the international sports and equestrian events earnestly.”  

GWC Equestrian has done the consultation services for the transportation of the horses according to the international safety standards. All logistical operations has been executed according to a fully integrated plan to ensure the focused transportation of horses, equipment, and equestrian related assets. Additionally, the team has provided value added services such as reservations arrangements, health permits for participating horses, customs clearance at both ends of the journey, tarmac supervision, and. Each of the flights transporting the horses included a veterinarian and 10 groomsmen to ensure the horses safety comfort as they rode in the flights “air stables”.    

GWC has recently announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2017, achieving QAR 157.26 million during this period, in its net profits. The company’s gross revenues registered QAR 695,13 million at the end of the period, while earnings per share increased to QAR 2.68 in the first three quarters of 2017.

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