Schneider Electric launches region’s first smart distribution centre in Dubai

November 30 09:08 2019
The new facility will assist several industries in reaching greater integration and digitisation

Schneider Electric has expanded its network of smart operations facilities with the launch of the region’s first Smart Distribution Center in Dubai, showcasing cutting-edge technologies that deliver greater efficiencies to customers and partners.

The new facility will assist several industries in reaching greater integration and digitisation, in addition to providing a platform to develop local talent, delivering end-to-end integration and visibility, and making operations efficient and lean, said a press release on Wednesday.

In light of the UAE’s national Industry 4.0 agenda, the smart centre will benefit from the power of the Schneider Electric Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and smart manufacturing.

Featuring Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ architecture and platform, the new UAE facility is the sixth Smart Distribution Center launched in 2019, following inaugurations in Australia, China, Brazil, France, and India.

Thanks to its strong record of accomplishment of 30 years across the region and the UAE, Schneider Electric succeeded to elevate Dubai to become one of the firm’s four international hubs after Paris, Boston, and Hong Kong.

The digitisation of Dubai’s Smart Distribution Center will help in cutting delivery time to customers and optimising supply chain operations. Moreover, it will increase the end-to-end efficiency of operations up to 5% and reduce the overall power consumption saving approximately from 10% to 12%, adding to a host of benefits across all layers of the company’s logistical operations.

Some of the improvements include agile management and process efficiency, asset performance management, empowered operators, and energy efficiency and reliability.

“Through the implementation of our Schneider Electric EcoStruxure architecture and platform we are enabling a wide range of industries, as well as government institutions in the UAE, to fulfil their long-term ambitions for digital transformation,” said Ahmed Khashan, president of Gulf Countries- and Pakistan-Schneider Electric.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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