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28 November, 2018

Materials Handling Saudi Arabia 2018 trade show gets underway in Jeddah

Swisslog, SSI Schaeffer, and Daifuku spearhead exhibitor turnout; two-day conference addresses future of Saudi’s logistics industry

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Major manufacturers, industry experts and decision makers from Saudi Arabia’s supply chain, logistics and warehouse business shared the stage as the Kingdom’s dedicated materials handling event opened in Jeddah today (28 November).

Running until 29 November at the Park Hyatt Hotel Jeddah, Materials Handling Saudi Arabia 2018 arrives as the construction, automotive, retail and public sectors fuel demand for the latest warehousing and (L&D) logistics & distribution solutions in an industry that is constantly on the move. 

An exhibition featuring 23 top line 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 industry experts from a broad cross-section of industries are sharing their insights into key issues, from strategies, policies, trends and key growth opportunities for the supply chain and logistics sector, to implementing the right methodologies and tools to attain optimum supply chain solutions.

Meanwhile, Daifuku, SSI Schaeffer, and Swisslog spearhead an impressive exhibitor line-up showcasing automated warehouse solutions aimed at a vast range of industries, from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, food and beverage, retail, automotive, and manufacturing.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), Materials Handling Saudi Arabia is a biennial event alternating between the flagship Materials Handling Middle East exhibition in Dubai.  The 2nd edition was opened by Hassan bin Ibrahim Dahlan, Secretary General, Jeddah Chamber.

Nathan Lloyd, Chief Operating Officer of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Saudi’s warehousing, supply chain and logistics sector has grown by leaps and bounds since the launch edition of this show, and we’re delighted to see, once again, the entire regional warehousing, logistics, and supply chain industry congregate under one roof.

“Over the next two days, we’ll witness the latest solutions involving the efficient flow of goods ranging across a full spectrum of industry sectors, from Logistics & Supply chain, Retail, and FMCG, to Automotive, Oil & Gas and Pharmaceuticals.

“The usual focal point this week is of course the 2nd edition of the Supply Chain and Logistics Forum, bringing together industry professionals to discuss key challenges and growth opportunities for logistics in the Kingdom,” added Lloyd.

Hadi Al-Harithy, Chief Executive Officer of ACE- Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions, added, “This biennial exhibitions, is the only platform in Saudi Arabia addressing a vital industry which is indispensable for an array of businesses ranging from FMCG, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas and the retail sectors.

“The concept behind this event is to regularize the supply chain and logistics with new technologies and processes thus streamlining the entire chain of activity of this industry.

“Major Saudi and international companies are participating at this exhibition to showcase the products and services they offer and it will also provide networking opportunities for the industry stakeholders and end users to exchange their knowledge and to share new ideas for further improvement.”

Materials Handling Saudia Arabia is officially supported by Launch Partners Swisslog, SSI Schaeffer, and Daifuku.  Other key exhibitors include LTG Holding, Kanoo Machinery, Honeywell, Al Khorayef Commercial, Arcoma, ACME, and RFUFCO.

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  • 2018