CeMAT AUSTRALIA LEADS THE WAY WITH WAREHOUSE AND RETAILER INTRALOGISTIC SOLUTIONS
Inaugural Intralogistics show wraps up in Sydney
For the first time, professionals from the Asia-Pacific region did not have to travel to Europe to find the latest in innovative intralogistics, materials handling and warehouse solutions because CeMAT, the world’s leading fair in this sector opened its doors in May 2015 in Sydney at Sydney Olympic Park. Following its winning formula worldwide, it brings a wealth of international exhibitors and renowned industry leaders to share solutions and showcase innovation in warehousing automation.
- The inaugural CeMAT AUSTRALIA, the intralogistics and materials handling show based on the well-known CeMAT Hannover, featured live product demonstrations, product launches and on stand events to provide visitors with a hands on experience during the three day event. The show also featured case studies and highlighted industry trends during its dedicated conference, panel sessions and workshopse.
- In Europe, CeMAT is held every two years in Hannover, Germany and is the must-attend event for the fast-evolving European intralogistics industry. With a global presence CeMAT is also staged in Russia, Asia, India and South America.
- In its launch year, CeMAT AUSTRALIA is proud to have the support of key industry players including Adaptalift Hyster, DB Schenker, Knapp and Dematic.
- CeMAT AUSTRALIA is presented by Deutsche Messe – the world leader in bringing innovative, inspiring and effective business events to high level decision makers. Global Fairs. Global Business.
With five specialist exhibition zones including Store & Load, Move & Lift and Logistics IT; the 100+ exhibitors showcased a huge range of products and services, some of which have never before been seen in Australia. Highlight exhibitors included Adaptalift Hyster, SeaBox International, Knapp and Dematic.
CeMAT AUSTRALIA drew to a close with Wolfgang Pech, Senior Vice President Deutsche Messe, owners of the CeMAT brand saying that the entire industry needed to continue to support for shows like CeMAT in order to drive the industry forward and provide solutions that will not just deliver return on investment, but also improve the safety of employees.
Mr Pech said many of the solutions on the show floor deliver time and cost efficiency but they also made employees’ day-to-day work safer and easier.
According to Safe Work Australia one in five injuries in work involved an injury to the back and a typical workers compensation claim includes four weeks absence from work.
“We saw the likes of Dematic demonstrate their new modular goods-to-person (GTP) system, which assists pickers by delivering the products on a conveyer belt for them to pick directly.
“Solutions like this mean people don’t have to walk to pick orders and bend and lift things off shelves. No heavy lifting required. The implications of this could have a direct result on employee injuries, which every business knows has major impacts on the bottom line.” He said that by taking out some of the physical requirements of this type of work, an ageing workforce could also be more accommodated.
“Not to mention with e-commerce continuing to be a major force and with more jobs focussed on collecting orders, human error also needs to be considered, so slippage is managed. However, systems such as weight sensors, like in Dematic’s new modular GTP system, ensure pickers choose the correct number of a product and tells them to check if it detects an anomaly,” said Mr Pech.
During the show, industry professionals Kris Lancaster, Logistics Operations Manager and Jeff Cox, Logistics Development Manager both of Foodstuffs South Island New Zealand, revealed how they manage their complex warehouse operations through systems like this and the positives they’ve experienced from it.
“The theme for CeMAT has been around creating smoother and smarter warehouse systems and how that plays into everyday business operations; these solutions will deliver much revenue on the bottom line,” said Mr Pech.
For more information, please visit event website www.cemat.com.au