Honeywell will be showcasing its latest technologies to support critical sectors of the economy, including healthcare, retail, logistics and warehousing, in the Covid-19 era, at the Gitex Technology Week which opens tomorrow (December 6).
The event will run untill December 10 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
"Since the start of this year, the technological transformation across sectors has been profound. Now more than ever, technology-led productivity and operational improvements are vital. At a crucial time like this, Gitex is the right platform for us to demonstrate best practices and share knowledge with industry stakeholders,” said Miroslav Kafedzhiev, VP and GM for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, High-Growth Regions, Intelligent Life Care, Global Tracking and Search & Rescue.
"Our theme for Gitex this year is ‘Enable Now’, and we look forward to demonstrating how we are shaping the future of our customers’ operations, by equipping healthcare providers, distribution center operations, e-commerce as well as digital companies with advanced solutions in a timely manner," he added.
Following the closure of malls and stores as a response to the virus earlier this year, a large segment of the consumer population has been shopping online.
The shopping habits of consumers in UAE and Saudi Arabia have significantly changed, driving retailer demand for technologies to meet growing consumer expectations around delivery options, shorter delivery timelines and lower shipping costs.
The healthcare industry has been under immense pressure given the significant rise in patients. Hospitals face substantial challenges with bed availability, and maintaining and expanding the capacity of their facilities to treat patients with Covid-19.
In addition to this, there is a growing requirement for critical high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect frontline healthcare workers.