3 - 5 September 2019, Dubai

Swisslog’s expansion in the Middle East

Mr. Frederic Zielinski
General Manager
Swisslog Middle East LLC

1. Please explain the nature of your business.

Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking customers, offering integrated systems and services from a single source. Swisslog’s portfolio consists of different key technologies, such as conveyor systems, ASRS, AGVs, monorails, shuttle and software to help businesses maximize their intralogistics potential. Behind the company’s success are 2,300 employees worldwide working across two divisions, Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS) and Healthcare Solutions (HCS), and supporting customers in more than 50 countries.

2. Please outline your reasons for taking part at Materials Handling Middle East 2015 and give details about what you will showcase?

It is a great opportunity for us to show our warehousing solutions expertise to existing and potential customers in the region. We will showcase with a live exhibit our fully automated storage and picking system AutoStore. Additionally, visitors can get information about the latest automated systems for pallet & bin storage, picking and transportation technologies.

3. What markets and regions are you targeting and why?

UAE, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the GCC region. We target sectors such as retail, F&B (we have also a broad expertise in temperature controlled solutions) , e-commerce, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.

4. What are the latest market trends that are impacting, or will impact your business in this region? 

Automation in warehouses and distribution centers is growing in importance and is increasingly being used in the Middle East region. Market dynamics are changing at an ever increasing rate and complexity.
Companies are also under pressure and are facing significant throughput increase. The cold chain logistics segment where fresh, frozen food or pharmaceutical products vulnerable to temperature variations need to be transported as well as stores and storage areas that are required to comply with strict regulations and related sectors also face many challenges across the region.

The flow-on effects of these developments have a major impact on modern warehouses, with many existing operating models no longer fitting their intended purpose. The trend toward automation has gathered pace, as investment in technology is viewed as a long-term benefit in uncertain times. The flexibility of scalable systems provides greater scope for adaptation in changing environments that feature:

- More orders/order lines
- Smaller orders/order lines
- Short shipping frequency
- Short lead times
- Accurate order fulfilment
- Less product damage
- Improved stock accuracy and control

5. How can customers contact you in case they have more queries?

Frédéric Zielinski, General Manager
Swisslog Middle East LLC
Business Bay, Burlington tower, Floor 11, Office 1111
Dubai – UAE
Email: frederic.zielinski@swisslog.com
Website: www.swisslog.com/middle-east