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Reimagining and Redefining – Regional Intralogistics

A progressive, home-grown, pioneering company with an extensive four and half-decade legacy in providing unique storage solutions and materials handling services in the UAE. Acme prides in its track record replete with proven extraordinary capabilities and accomplishments. Acme is now in the forefront, redefining the domain of intralogistics and systems integration and meeting the challenges of a new techno-centric ecosystem with intelligent, comprehensive and specially tailored warehouse automation solutions.

The origins of Acme go back to the mid seventies when entrepreneur Nambron Narayanan set up a specialized company to offer shelving and storage solutions and an exhaustive range of warehouse and logistics management requirements of its clients. In 1989, the company attained a turning point in its product offerings with the inclusion of fluid sealing solutions such as gaskets and gland packing for the burgeoning oilfield and marine industry.

Another breakthrough was chronicled in 2002, when Acme set up a new division to foray into industrial automation and showcase  broad spectrum of pneumatic automation components in partnership with reputed and tested manufacturers. Thereon, the company has grown from strength-to-strength,

evolving at multiple stages and now becoming the powerhouse as a top systems integrator with solutions that enable and power innovation, added capabilities and efficiencies for manufacturers, retailers and logistics services provider in the Middle East region and in India.

In an exclusive, expansive interview with Global Supply Chain, Navin Narayan, Managing Director, Acme, gives the lowdown on the history of the company, its values, corporate successes, mission and addresses issues including current challenges wrought by the pandemic, expansion and growth strategy and his wider vision for the corporate future.


Global Supply Chain (GSC): Briefly, walk us through the Acme timeline since its inception?

Navin Narayan (NN): Acme is arguably the region’s largest full spectrum factory and warehouse automation solution provider. Our core focus is in the realm of intralogistics. We design, manufacture, install and commission a wide range of customized warehouse automation solutions including carton and tote handling solutions, pallet handling systems, mini-loads and AS/RS (automated storage & retrieval systems) stacker cranes as well as other state–of-the-art order-picking solutions.

In collaboration with our industry partners, we also bring in a wide variety of industry leading vertical storage and goods sortation solutions. Our solutions are designed to cater to the needs of FMCG manufacturers and distributors, fashion and retail, spare parts and accessories, pharmaceutical distributors, food and grocery retailers as well as e-commerce businesses in the region. We also provide customized solutions for out-of-gauge and heavy goods such as transformers, piping or steel coils. We do not believe that every project needs the latest robotic technology available in the market and we prefer to work with a consultative approach with our customer.

This helps us understand his pain points and develop solutions that are able to resolve these at the same time provide desired RoI as well as being  designed to be flexible and future proof. For our manufacturing customers, we provide a wide range of material handling systems as well as end of line solutions including robotic palletization and conveyor solutions.

More of this story can be found on www.globalsupplychainme.com

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