Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Swisslog to showcase latest advances in cold chain

Swisslog, a global warehouse automation specialist, will showcase its latest technological advancements in the cold chain sphere at the Cold Chain Middle East Expo 2020, to be held next month in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The expo, a dedicated event catering to the cold chain industry in the Middle East, will be held on March 9 and 10, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Swisslog will highlight its advancements which can help companies gain a more efficient building and warehouse operation in the process, said a statement.

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 prioritising 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 fulfilment time.

With an estimated value of $203 billion in 2018, the market is projected to reach a value of $293 billion by 2023. The rise in consumer demand for perishable food items, growth of international trade due to trade liberalisation, and expansion of the organised 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, said: “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,” he said.

“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,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service