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Schneider Electric opens first state-of-the-art distribution center in Saudi Arabia

by Mohammad Ghazal

Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has opened its first state-of-the-art distribution center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was inaugurated by the company’s Global Chairman, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, and Hazza Aldajani, Head of Energy Sector at the Saudi Local Content and Government Procurement Authority.

The flagship 7,000 meters squared distribution center is equipped with smart technologies and software that will enable faster, smoother, and more efficient transfer of goods across Schneider Electric’s distribution network in Saudi Arabia.

Machine learning solutions such as automatic weight control and image processing will ensure error-proof delivery while a digital control tower connected to Schneider Electric’s global hubs will provide real-time logistics insight. A virtual reality-enabled training hub will improve workplace health and safety and boost productivity.

Committed to adopting sustainable practices, the smart distribution center has a zero-tolerance policy toward single-use plastics, recycles used carton boxes, has battery-powered material handling equipment and energy-efficient LED lighting. Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure software will be used to manage the facility’s energy consumption and environmental footprint, providing real-time, and actionable data.

“Schneider Electric’s state-of-the-art distribution centre in Riyadh extends our commitment to support Saudi Arabia’s remarkable industrial development and economic diversification. As we embrace an electric and connected future, we are excited about expanding our presence in the Kingdom,” said Walid Sheta, Zone President Schneider Electric Middle East and Africa.

Mohamed Shaheen, Schneider Electric Cluster President Saudi Arabia and Yemen said: “Opening Schneider Electric’s first distribution center in Saudi Arabia is another milestone in our growth plans in the Kingdom. We are well positioned to scale up and accelerate the supply of power products to customers and partners who want to make the most of their energy and resources.”

“Our new 7,000 square meter distribution center in Riyadh will enable us to meet the growing demands of consumers and partners with greater agility and efficiency to power the transformation that Saudi Arabia’s business and economic landscapes are going through. We are committed to expanding our operations, investing in local talent and contributing to Saudi Vision 2030,” concluded Shaheen.

This investment is a strong vote of confidence in the strength of the Kingdom’s economy as it strives to become a leading global logistics hub. At Schneider Electric, we believe that more electric and digital world is the key to a more resilient and sustainable world.

The launch builds on Schneider Electric’s contribution to the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program – a blueprint to transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub – and Saudi Vision 2030.

The distribution center was inaugurated during Schneider Electric’s Saudi Arabia Innovation Summit 2023, running from 13-14 June.  Held under the theme of Innovations for a Sustainable World, Schneider Electric’s first event of its kind in the Kingdom explored the software and technologies making the digital, electric world a reality across homes, buildings, data centers, industry, and infrastructure.

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