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REPORT: What to expect at Materials Handling ME 2017

by ASC Staff on Jul 2, 2017


The biennial three-day event takes place from 11-13 September 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The biennial three-day event takes place from 11-13 September 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Automation and Industry 4.0 are among the central themes set to solve challenges faced by regional manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing heads at the upcoming Materials Handling Middle East 2017 exhibition in Dubai. 

Global suppliers are preparing to showcase their latest solutions at the region’s dedicated trade fair for intralogistics, supply chain management, freight and cargo, with several of the world’s top 20 materials handling systems already signed on.  

The biennial three-day event takes place from 11-13 September 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the world’s top ranked supplier Daifuku from Japan spearheading an international exhibitor charge that also features fellow Top 20 players from Switzerland – Swisslog and Kardex.  

More than 130 exhibitors from 21 countries representing 250 brands will be out in force, with the global contingent of exhibitors complemented by leading local companies such as SPAN Group, GENAVCO, United Motors & Heavy Equipment, and Eternity Technologies. 

Automation was a core topic at the previous edition of Materials Handling Middle East, covering a range of industries from e-commerce, banking and retail, to F&B (Food & Beverage), automotive and pharmaceuticals. 

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According to some industry professionals, the next step in the evolution of materials handling is Industry 4.0 – the merging of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, combining cyber-physical systems, IoT  (Internet of Things) and cloud computing.

Swisslog, a leading automation expert for robot-based and data-driven intralogistics solutions, will be at Materials Handling Middle East 2017 to launch several latest offerings incorporating Industry 4.0.

Frederic Zielinski, general manager of Swisslog Middle East, said the logistics industry is in a state of flux, with new themes such as Industry 4.0, digitalisation, and constantly changing consumer buying habits demanding new concepts.

“Industry 4.0 has the potential to reshuffle the cards in how businesses operate,” said Zielinski.  “With networked intelligence in manufacturing and self-organising production processes, the 'factory of the future' will perform a quantum leap in productivity, flexibility, and efficiency.”

“The focus in the future will no longer be on the manufacturing process of purely mass-produced goods, but on the customised product manufactured to industrial standards, and thus on customers’ requirements.  This evolutionary step can only succeed, however, if we finally break down the barriers between the digital and real worlds,” he added.

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