13 February 2020, Dubai, UAE – Global warehouse automation specialist, Swisslog, today announced their participation at the Cold Chain Middle East Expo 2020, the only dedicated event catering to the cold chain industry in the Middle East. The participation at the event is aimed at showcasing their latest technological advancements in the cold chain sphere, which can help companies gain a more efficient building and warehouse operation in the process.
The automated warehouse solutions not only provide the flexibility companies need from production to the point of sale, but also fulfil the customer demands for faster, more accurate orders as well as meet high standards and government regulations set for cold chain management.
In line with the UAE government’s vision to achieve poll position on the Food Security Index by 2051, the leaders across the region are prioritizing food security, quality and safety to protect a growing population, which in turn has transformed the landscape of food supply chain and led to a huge demand for sophisticated cold chain solutions in the Middle East.
Swisslog’s solutions for the cold chain industry are designed around the unique requirements of the companies temperature controlled operation, ensuring freshness and quality, while reducing costs, human errors and order fulfillment time.
With an estimated value of USD 203 billion in 2018, the market is projected toreach a value of USD 293 billion by 2023. The rise in consumer demand for perishable food items, growth of international trade due to trade liberalization, and expansion of the organized food retail industry are some of the factors driving the growth of the market. Government support for infrastructural development in several developing regions also fuels the growth of this industry.
Alain Kaddoum, General Manager of Swisslog Middle East, commented “Warehousing is a critical component in the cold chain industry. With regulators and consumers wanting to see full Farm to Fork traceability, companies producing convenience meals, perishable products, organic foods and exclusion diet products need a highly dynamic warehouse and distribution system to cope with higher outputs and shorter change-over times. We look forward to addressing the needs of the companies that are looking to optimize their supply chain and/or improve facility operations during the expo.”
Alain further added, “The solutions designed by Swisslog for the cold chain industry is aimed at destroying the ‘wall’ between manufacturing and distribution while ensuring an error free movement throughout the supply chain.”
Industry professionals visiting the event can expect to find the latest solutions they need for the modernization and better performance of their facilies. Swisslog’s senior management will be available to discuss retail automation solutions on 9 – 10th of March 2020 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
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