Leading international and regional operators to showcase latest management systems and productivity enhancers at Materials Handling Middle East 2013
The trade and commerce centres of the Middle East region are currently enjoying a period of revived economic growth, driving demand for greater supply chain and cargo handling infrastructure and facilities of the highest standard.
As the regional centres continue to be leading international source ports for fossil fuels and increasingly figure as large import and trans-shipment destinations for a wide spectrum of goods, growing demand for warehousing and cargo handling facilities is being felt across the markets.
With a wide spectrum of the leading supply chain and cargo handling players to be present at the upcoming Materials Handling Middle East 2013, the exhibition will turn the spotlight on the key issues influencing the regional warehousing industry and indicate the future direction of growth and development.
“Greater innovation and enhanced efficiencies are key factors that will drive the warehousing sector going forward,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Materials Handling Middle East 2013. “A number of our leading exhibitors will be showcasing the latest methods of streamlining workflow processes to promote greater efficiencies in materials movement and handling. These will contribute directly to an improved bottom line and better productivity,” he added.
Improved Warehousing Management Systems (WMS) to better track inventory and promote efficient materials handling, labour management tools that aid operators to increase productivity with streamlined personnel management and an integrated approach to WMS and transport management systems to create an integrated supply chain, are recent developments that are currently of interest in the industry.
Materials Handling Middle East 2013 will feature a large representation from international and regional majors showcasing these latest products and services, including: Airlink, Al Shirawi, Carl Stahl, Cogri, DB Schenker, Emirates Post, Face, FAMCO, Galadari Group, Helm Hellas, Jungheinrich, Kanoo Machinery, Kardex, Liugong and United Motors.
Smaller warehousing and cargo handling operators will stand to gain by taking on board the basic elements of good warehousing management as demonstrated by the leading players. Furthermore, the benefits to commercial end-users, wholesalers & retailers, government organisations, ports & airlines and manufacturers will be evident at the exhibition where the latest trends and cost effective solutions for warehousing and other logistics needs will be showcased.
Regional warehousing giants, the Galadari Group, will be debuting at Materials Handling Middle East 2013 and showcasing a spectrum of their products and services. Mr. Mahmoud Al-Hamarsha, Komatsu Sales Manager at Galadari Group, said: “We are glad to be a part of Materials Handling Middle East as this is the largest gathering of the logistics and cargo handling industry in the region. We hope to be able to engage better with our target market through our participation.”
United Motors, will be launching two new brands at the exhibition, while Bagader Trading will be featuring a new racking division. Regional heavyweights Kanoo Machinery is also expected to attract a lot of attention at Materials Handling Middle East 2013.
The region's premier dedicated trade gathering for the supply chain and materials handling industry, Materials Handling Middle East 2013, will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 10th to 12th. The exhibition's four major product areas are: Materials Handling & Lifting Equipment; Logistics and Postal Services Providers; Value added Logistics Services and Warehousing Equipment.