Kuwaiti food ordering and delivery startup, Talabat, has inaugurated its new 10,000 sqM headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
The company owned by Delivery Hero looks to reconfirm the strategic importance of the Egyptian market to the company, and its plans to create local employment opportunities, support local businesses through technology, and provide a seamless customer experience.
According to Hadeer Shalaby, the Managing Director of Talabat Egypt, says the new Cairo offices usher in a new era of world-class tech-backed operations.
“Egypt is a clear strategic choice for talabat, given its large pool of young talents with an eagerness to tap into their potential. We are dedicated to upskilling our teams on the latest and best technologies in order to support the solid infrastructure built by the Egyptian government, which allows us to create a talabat tech hub, right here in Egypt,” he said.
The office represents a leap forward in agile work environments in Egypt, as almost one third of the office space is dedicated to recreational areas tailored around the employees’ physical and mental health, and will also house the organization’s five different business operations: its core operations and talabat Mart, as well as three regional hubs including a shared service center, the dispatch center of excellence, which supports riders, and a regional tech and product hub.
Jérémy Doutté, Chief Business Officer, reiterated: “We are excited to enter the next phase of our strategic expansion in Egypt. Our new Egyptian office embodies our long-term commitment towards the Egyptian economy and further cultivating digital skills in Egyptian talent. As a transnational organization, we are always keen in showing our commitment and support to Governments across the region.”
Founded in 2004 in Kuwait, talabat delivers hundreds of millions of food orders, grocery items and other products per year, to customers in nine countries throughout the region. talabat works with over 25,000 brands and almost 50,000 branches, while talabat mart, now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman Qatar, and the UAE in 30 minutes or less.