Visitor numbers soar at MHME
Materials Handling Middle East racked up a 12% visitor uplift on the previous edition, attracting some 3,882 visitors from more than 50 countries.
Close to 100 exhibitors from over 30 nations demonstrated the latest technological solutions to deliver increased operational and cost efficiency, production capacity growth, speedy customer responsiveness and heightened competitiveness with logistics and materials handling at its core.
Exhibitors included Daifuku, Schafer, IQrobotics and Swisslog.
The show also included a dedicated Chinese pavilion featuring around 20 of the country's biggest industry names. The Chinese presence came in the wake of recent UAE-China accords for USD3.4 billion worth of new initiatives which are bringing the UAE's logistics location and facilities advantages into sharp global focus.
"The show underlined the major transformation which is now under way throughout the Middle East's entire materials handling eco-system," says Jasmeet Bakshi, group director of other services at Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organiser of Materials Handling Middle East.
"We foresee the pace of change picking up, given the robust forecasts for the region's warehouse automation and e-tailing segments which were released on the side-lines of the show's Supply Chain + Logistics Forum, SCALEX."
Materials Handling Middle East, which has attracted several national pavilions, ran from 3-5 September at DWTC.