Ma­te­ri­als Han­dling Saudi Ara­bia trade show de­buts in Jed­dah

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Ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers, in­dus­try ex­perts and de­ci­sion-mak­ers from Saudi Ara­bia’s sup­ply chain, lo­gis­tics and ware­house busi­ness share the stage as the in­au­gu­ral ma­te­ri­als han­dling event opened in Jed­dah.

Mazen Bat­ter­jee, vice chair­man, Jed­dah Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try ( JCCI), opened the first edi­tion of the show at the Park Hy­att.

Run­ning un­til Nov. 29, the event is be­ing held at a time when the con­struc­tion, au­to­mo­tive, re­tail and pub­lic sec­tors have been fu­el­ing de­mand for the lat­est ware­hous­ing and L&D (lo­gis­tics and dis­tri­bu­tion) so­lu­tions in an in­dus­try that is con­stantly on the move.

An ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing 25 topline global and lo­cal com­pa­nies is be­ing staged in tan­dem with the Sup­ply Chain and Lo­gis­tics Fo­rum, cre­at­ing a dual plat­form with a dou­ble fo­cus on new tech­nolo­gies in L&D, and the fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges of Saudi’s ware­house and lo­gis­tics sup­ply struc­ture.

A panel of 17 in­dus­try ex­perts from a broad cross-sec­tion of in­dus­tries will be shar­ing their in­sights into key is­sues, from max­i­miz­ing sup­ply chain prof­its and im­ple­ment­ing au­to­mated so­lu­tions suc­cess­fully, to de­vel­op­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of lo­gis­tics and sup­ply chain tal­ent.

Dai­fuku from Ja­pan, the world’s largest ma­te­ri­als han­dling sys­tem sup­plier by rev­enue, is show­cas­ing its ware­house au­to­ma­tion port­fo­lio along with a model of its stacker crane, its key prod­uct.

Paul Duerrschn­abel, GM in Saudi Ara­bia & North­ern Africa for Ger­man- head­quar­tered SSI Schae­fer, said: “Saudi Ara­bia is the most im­por­tant mar­ket­place in the GCC, with ex­traor­di­nary growth po­ten­tial in the long run and grow­ing de­mand for more so­phis­ti­cated yet ef­fi­cient stor­age and han­dling so­lu­tions.”

Else­where, the UAE’s Log Square com­pany in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Span Ara­bia is at the show mainly fo­cus­ing on its re­cent ref­er­ences in au­to­mated F&B and Rack Clad build­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Ma­te­ri­als Han­dling Sau­dia Ara­bia is of­fi­cially sup­ported by Swiss­log, SSI Schaeffer, and Dai­fuku, all launch part­ners.

In­dus­try Part­ners in­clude Ab­dul Latif Jameel In­dus­trial Equip­ment Com­pany — the Saudi dis­trib­u­tor for Toy­ota fork­lifts — Log Square, and EIKA.

Mazen Bat­ter­jee, vice chair­man, Jed­dah Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (JCCI), at the open­ing of the first edi­tion of the show at the Park Hy­att.

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