Juma Al Majid to spotlight Kardex Shuttle at Material Handling Middle East
Kardex Remstar gets star ratings for star performance
Kardex currently has more than 2,500 automated storage installations in the country covering all the Emirates with full-fledged branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, RAK, Fujairah, Al Ain and Sharjah.
The immensely popular Kardex Shuttle Vertical Lift System has been designed to meet a broad range of storage and retrieval applications in manufacturing, distribution, retail and warehouse operations. The combination of optimal storage density, flexibility, efficient storage strategies, ergonomics and security makes the Shuttle XP from Kardex Remstar a unique storage solution.
The modular Shuttle XP Vertical Lift is an enclosed system on which trays are stored vertically on the front and rear of the unit. There is an extractor device located in the centre, which automatically delivers trays with the stored items to the access opening at the push of a button or the scan of a barcode.
The device is modular in its construction with the ability to change its height and number of access openings pre- and post-construction. Depending on the ceiling height, at least 85% of a conventional storage system’s occupied floor space can be recovered. The Shuttle XP automatically scans every tray with the use of Optiflex technology, finding the ideal storage location within the system in increments of 25mm. Items are stored in the least possible amount of space.
The versatile Kardex Remstar Shuttle XP offers even greater flexibility thanks to various options available pre-or post-installation. It can be resized, moved and altered to meet changing business, facility and application requirements. The system can be installed in the direct vicinity of a production line to increase productivity and reduce floor space requirements. It can connect several floors or be installed outside the building with pass-through access.
Kardex Remstar provides customers with dramatically increased levels of employee productivity, reduced floor space requirements and increased inventory visibility and management.
Besides the standard storage solutions, Kardex has the capability to provide customized storage solutions to any industry or office including Financial Institutions, Hospitality, Human Resource, Legal, Health care, Manufacturing, Logistics & Warehouses, Automobile, distribution, retail and other industry segments.
Juma Al Majid has the technical expertise to offer storage solutions that will increase staff productivity by 150% along with 70% saving in floor space. The combination of optimal storage density, flexibility, efficient storage strategies, ergonomics and security makes Juma Al Majid along with Kardex Remstar, a unique, effective storage and retrieval solution provider in UAE.
Global Supply Chain recently interviewed KP Rakesh, General Manager, Juma Al Majid Est.,for the low-down on the company’s operations, the current scenario, its participation in Materials Handling ME 2019 and a range of other crucial issues.
Global Supply Chain (GSC): Tell us about brand Kardex Remstar and the size and scale of your current association with the logistics & supply chain industry in the Middle East?
KP Rakesh (KPR): The long-sustained and growing relationship between UAE’s Juma Al Majid Est. and Germany’s Kardex Group can be traced way back to 1980. Over the past almost four decades, the Kardex Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intra-logistics, automated storage and retrieval solutions, has emerged as the undisputed market leader with an overwhelming 80% of the market share in the UAE.
GSC: How significant is Materials Handling Middle East 2019 for Juma Al Majid? What potential do you foresee for the future?
KPR: Materials Handling Middle East 2019 is the best opportunity to showcase the latest solutions from Kardex Remstar. The previous years’ events have been extremely beneficial for us and we expect the same this year too.
GSC: How is Kardex currently faring in the UAE and how does that compare with 2018? What is your outlook for the remainder of 2019?
KPR: We have been growing year-on-year and we bagged some very important major deals in 2019 for the Kardex Vertical Storage solution.
GSC: What are your short and or long-term expansion plans for the region?
KPR: We are focused solely on UAE market. Since every organisation is looking to cut costs, it is imperative that there will be a surge in requirement for Storage Solutions that will save space and hence rental as well as increase productivity of staff by after storage and retrieval. We have been strengthening our sales and support staff to take care of the increasing demand.
GSC: What are the opportunities in store and challenges confronting this Juma Al Majid Division in the region going forward?
KPR: There are huge opportunities because many organisations are yet to optimize their storage. Creating awareness about the solutions available and converting them to business is the way forward.
GSC: How is the surge of E-commerce impacting your business?
KPR: E-Commerce companies are always on the lookout to reduce delivery time. This calls for faster storage and retrieval of items. Therefore, the surge of e-commerce is adding to the increasing opportunities for Kardex Storage Solutions.
GSC: What trends do you foresee in intra-logistics automation for the region?
KPR: Robotics in storage will be the major trend in the years to come.
GSC: What have been some of your recent major accomplishments in the region? Please elaborate?
KPR: Our major accomplishments have been the implementation of Kardex Vertical Storage solutions in the transport sector, in both the land and air segments.
GSC: What are your goals and long-term vision for Juma Al Majid Est.?
KPR: Our long term goal is to consolidate our position as the leading Storage Solution provider in UAE