Famco wins warehousing contract at Dubai airport

DUBAI — Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (Famco) has been awarded the subcontract by SD Middle East (Siemens) for the supply and installation of Dexion Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) for the new Cargo Mega Terminal at the Dubai International Airport expansion project.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 2 Jul 2006, 11:01 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 May 2024, 11:59 AM

Famco is the exclusive distributor for Dexion shelving and racking systems in the UAE.

On behalf of the Department of Civil Aviation, the Cargo Mega Terminal will allow receipt of air freight on the air side of the airport, to be broken down for transhipment or for local deliveries by road from the land side.


The design is a complex arrangement consisting of a steel racking system supplied by Famco/Dexion with an integrated stationary hoist system, input and output areas, and with the storage and retrieval machines running in the racking aisles.

Owing to the building and material flow design, it is absolutely necessary from a technical point of view that the racking system be connected to the main framework of the hoist system, i.e. to integrate the hoist system into the entire racking structure, since a hoist serves two racking aisles or performs 90º transfer to the storage and retrieval machine via the racking.


In addition, extensive maintenance and escape routes are arranged on top of the racking. These must be rated and designed in compliance with the relevant standards. The upper guide rail of the storage and retrieval machines is also planned and integrated into the system by Dexion.

The scope of work for Famco and Dexion is the design, engineering, manufacture, installation, commissioning and handover of the ASRS racking system.

"We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this project" said Paul Floyd, Famco's managing director. "Together with our partners from Dexion, our project management team is totally focused on the challenge ahead"



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