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Seamless Retail Middle East 2018: Swisslog showcases its latest warehouse automation solutions

April 15, 2018, Dubai/United Arab Emirates – Swisslog, a global leader in robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions, participates for the first time at Seamless Retail Middle East taking place in Dubai on the 15-16th of April 2018. 

16 April 2018

Benefits of agile automation systems for ME

Swisslog will discuss the latest warehouse automation solutions for forward-thinking businesses in retail, e-commerce and multichannel in the UAE and the Middle East.

According to Gartner, revenue growth, digital transformation, and customer focus are the top strategic business priorities for retail CIOs in 2018.  While mobile technology has fundamentally changed how consumers shop and buy online, consumers also expect retailers to connect their physical and digital storefronts seamlessly in order to provide the best retail experience. Globally, retail e-commerce is expected to increase to 14.6% of total retail, with a market volume of more than $4 trillion (eMarketer, 2016).

Alain Kaddoum, General Manager at Swisslog Middle East commented, “We are committed to continue supporting Middle Eastern retail and e-commerce companies, when it comes to warehouse automation to help them achieve fast product delivery, high accuracy, and efficient operations. With some online retailers offering free delivery on e-commerce orders, it’s becoming clear that the future belongs to organisations that have the flexibility to adapt to how consumers prioritise choice, speed and convenience. Swisslog’s technology solutions like AutoStore or CarryPick address these challenges and provide retail chains with functionalities such as split case picking and fast turnaround times. With our industry 4.0 and robotics solutions we help our clients be ready for the challenges of tomorrow.”

At the exhibition, Swisslog will demonstrate its full suite of solutions including automated high bay warehousing and goods-to-person systems that decrease the error ratios by utilising less manpower while managing daily fluctuations in demand in a more flexible and cost-efficient way.

Roland Martin, Global Market Leader Retail and E-Commerce at Swisslog Logistics Automation will also present on the importance of increasing efficiency with data-driven and robotic warehousing. The presentation will take place on the first day of the expo and will cover topics including fast and accurate delivery of orders, driving personalisation, employee and warehouse productivity and software as a key driver for logistics automation to cater to the high pick volumes of the retail industry.

During his second presentation, Roland Martin will also cover case studies of warehouse efficiency with automation from leading retailers including dm Drogerie-Markt Germany, Sportamore Nordics and the German organic food brand, Alnatura.

Brands and retailers visiting the event can expect to find the latest solutions they need for both their physical and online stores. Swisslog’s senior management will be available to discuss retail automation solutions at Stand E-V31 in Hall 7-8, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Swisslog Middle East

Headquartered in Switzerland and present with a local office in Dubai, Swisslog is a subsidiary of the German robots manufacturer KUKA and is organised in two divisions: Logistics Automation and Healthcare.Swisslog Logistics Automation is shaping the future of logistics automation and transforming warehouses and distribution centres to achieve maximum efficiency, flexibility and agility. Our Industry 4.0 and robotics innovation means our automation solutions are always future-ready. By understanding and analysing your data, we optimise the performance of your operation.

Our complete solutions include consulting, concept studies, project implementation, customer service, best-in-class technologies and software, all tailored to the specific requirements of your business. Our portfolio consists of different key technologies, such as conveyor systems, ASRS, AGVs, shuttle systems, monorails, robotics and warehouse management software.

Together with KUKA, Swisslog establishes an Automation Powerhouse and drives the automation in logistics. Customers relying on Swisslog's experience include Central Bank of Kuwait, Almarai, Mai Dubai, Axiom Telecom, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Roche, Target, Fossil, ASDA and Wal-Mart. Swisslog has a comprehensive portfolio, ranging from the design of materials handling systems, through system integration, to comprehensive customer service. Swisslog has expertise based on over 2000 projects in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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