The guide delves into the challenges and benefits of integrating advanced automation in existing warehouses.

Swisslog said it emphasises the adaptability of modern automation systems, highlighting their ability to conform to irregular building shapes, work around obstacles, and function in spaces with low ceilings. The company, which produces solutions such as warehouse storage and retrieval systems, added it addressed “the misconception that older facilities are unsuitable for automation, showcasing success stories that prove otherwise”.

Cost savings are highlighted, and there are insights on how automation can be tailored to compensate for uneven flooring and other challenges. Swisslog’s site assessment process is introduced to help warehouse operators evaluate their facilities for automation potential while maintaining safety standards.

The white paper also focuses on minimising disruption during implementation. It demonstrates how modular automation technologies can be phased in while manual processes continue.

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In other news, Rami Younes was announced as the new general manager and head of sales for Swisslog Middle East in the summer.

In his new position, he will be responsible for leading Swisslog’s business in the Middle East, with a primary focus on warehouse logistics. Working closely with Swisslog’s local and global senior management teams, he will identify and pursue new growth opportunities, while also delivering industry-specific automation solutions to companies in the region to help improve their operational efficiencies.

Younes brings 25 years of experience in operations, having held exec-level positions with Integrated Logistics Services (ILS) and ALS Logistic Solutions Group.

Commenting on the appointment, Jens Schmale, CEO, Swisslog EMEA, said: “Rami brings a strong customer-driven focus to his role and a deep understanding of the warehouse automation industry. We are leaning on a wealth of experience within the automated industry and a track record of delivering added value to customers in highly competitive markets, to take the company through its next phase of growth.”

Younes added: “I am delighted to be appointed as the new general manager at Swisslog Middle East. I look forward to working closely with the team to expand our portfolio of integrated automation solutions, catering to the specific needs of customers in the Middle East. We will work together to execute our vision of establishing Swisslog as the frontrunner in datadriven robotic intralogistics automation.”

Swisslog said the Middle East is experiencing substantial growth in the logistics automation sector, with initiatives such as Saudi’s Vision 2030 and the Dubai 10X driving innovation and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to diversify the economy and increase efficiency.

The company is part of the Kuka Group, a global supplier of intelligent automation solutions with more than 14,000 employees worldwide.