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Dematic Academy brings human perspective to The Future of Intelligent Logistics at IMHX

Dematic Academy brings human perspective to The Future of Intelligent Logistics at IMHX

Dematic is to extend its presence at IMHX 2019 by taking additional exhibition space for the Dematic Academy within the Skills Zone  and contributing to the Skills speaker programme.

Already one of the largest exhibitors at the show, Dematic will be demonstrating the strength of its market positioning and its commitment to maintaining and developing the skilled engineering workforce needed to future proof customer investments in automation.

Angela Holt, head of the Dematic Academy, said: “New intelligent technologies are set to transform the automated systems used within distribution and fulfilment centres and this will require a new generation of highly skilled engineers capable of maintaining advanced systems and ensuring on-site operational performance. Through the Dematic Academy we will demonstrate to existing and potential customers that investing in Dematic’s advanced technology comes with future proofed engineering support.”

Speaking at the Skills conference (Wednesday 25th September), Darren Smith, Senior Technical Trainer at Dematic, will give a presentation outlining his 32-year career path from Dematic engineering apprentice to his current position. Also speaking will be second year Dematic apprentice, Tom Ainsworth, who will offer the students perspective on the Dematic Academy and Apprenticeship Programme.

Continuing Dematic’s visionary theme for the show, ‘The future of intelligent logistics’, the Dematic Academy stand will offer visitors the chance to step into virtual-reality by experiencing a VR pick-and-place game, with prizes to be won, along with an opportunity to get involved in programming an articulated picking robot by working with apprentices on problem solving tasks. A wide-screen display will also run exciting video presentations on the Dematic Academy and the comprehensive learning and training courses available.

Experience the human aspects of ‘The future of intelligent logistics’ on the Dematic Academy stand within the Skills Zone at IMHX 2019. The future starts here.

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About Dematic

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.  

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

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