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Alain Kaddoum, general manager, Swisslog Middle East

Swisslog showcases latest robotic, data driven solutions

RIYADH, November 28, 2018

Swisslog, a global leader in robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions, is meeting with business leaders to discuss material handling issues and answer questions related to fast, high-quality distribution and logistical processes, at an ongoing event in Saudi Arabia.

The company is taking part in the 2nd edition of Materials Handling Saudi Arabia, which kicked off today (November 28) and will conclude tomorrow November 29, at the Park Hyatt Jeddah.

The event is expected to draw hundreds of attendees as well as industry professionals and decisions makers, said a statement.

Alain Kaddoum, general manager, Swisslog Middle East said that the event is an important expo for the company 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 Saudi Arabia state that the Internet of Things (38 per cent) and Big Data (34 per cent) will have the biggest impact in shaping the industry, furthermore, 87 per cent of retailers in the UAE and 89 per cent 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 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.15 per cent between 2018 and 2023.

Alain Kaddoum is today conducting a session presenting intelligent automation in warehousing and distribution with insights into achieving the highest productivity and accuracy. He will also participate in a panel discussion 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.

Alain Kaddoum, general manager at Swisslog Middle East, said: “Future-ready warehousing and distribution solutions will enable companies to stay ahead of the competition.”

“At our company 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,” he added.

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 Saudi Arabian 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, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service




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