Swisslog displays its latest robotic & data driven solutions at Materials Handling Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Swisslog, a global leader in robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions displayed its latest and most popular technologies including automated pallet warehouse systems and automated storage and retrieval systems at the second edition of Materials Handling Saudi Arabia on the 28-29 November at the Park Hyatt Jeddah.
November 28, 2018
More and more businesses in Saudi Arabia are coming to recognise the benefits of pallet warehouse automation. Swisslog solutions for the market include both a traditional high bay warehouse based on Vectura stacker cranes as well as a dynamic PowerStore shuttle system. Both solutions are flexible as well as cost-effective for businesses.
Hundreds of professionals and decision-makers attended this much-awaited industry event. Apart from displaying solutions at the trade show, representatives at Swisslog also met with local business leaders to discuss material handling issues and answer questions related to fast, high-quality distribution and logistical processes.
Alain Kaddoum, General Manager, Swisslog Middle East said Materials Handling Saudi Arabia is an important expo for Swisslog to be present given that the company has been active in the region for more than five years. Some of the company’s recent customer wins include Almarai and Mai Dubai amongst others, including the recently secured new projects in Saudi Arabia.
According to a research study conducted by YouGov, retailers in the KSA state that the Internet of Things (38 percent) and Big Data (34 percent) will have the biggest impact in shaping the industry, furthermore, 87 percent of retailers in the UAE and 89 percent in Saudi Arabia who have adopted new automation technologies said they have seen a positive impact on productivity. Overall process automation in the Middle East and Africa market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.15% between 2018 and 2023.
At the expo, Alain Kaddoum also hosted a session to present intelligent automation in warehousing and distribution with insights into achieving the highest productivity and accuracy. He also participated in a panel talk conducted on the same day to discuss the latest technologies available in the sector as well as address the key pain points faced by businesses in the region.
“Future-ready warehousing and distribution solutions will enable companies to stay ahead of the competition. At Swisslog, we are constantly innovating our competitive technology to meet the demands of today’s omni-channel storage and distribution. We are extremely proud to demonstrate the power of big data with Industry 4.0 while laying the foundations for artificial intelligence to achieve new levels of warehouse automation dynamics,” commented Alain Kaddoum, General Manager at Swisslog Middle East.
Since inception, the Middle East team at Swisslog has grown steadily in size year-on-year and plays a critical role in supporting the company’s Logistics Automation continual global growth strategy and in driving its leadership position in automated intralogistics solutions throughout the region. As a growing global company, Swisslog has a presence in more than 25 countries; in partnership with KUKA, the company covers the entire automation value chain with robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create additional value for businesses.
Most recently, the company added to its strength by appointing Anis El Shaar as Sales Manager specifically for the UAE and KSA markets, whose role will be to support new clients through the complete sales cycle and manage relationships with existing accounts. Anis El Shaar brings vast experience working with companies that design, manufacture and deploy advanced robotics systems for automation in warehouses, distribution and fulfilment centres.