Schneider Electric Brazil opens first smart distribution centre for South America
Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has inaugurated the digital transformation of its Smart Distribution Centre in Cajamar (São Paulo).
With operations targeted at sectors such as industry, electricity, smart cities and IT, among others, the site, which has been operating since 2011, also includes Schneider Electric’s iconic Innovation Hub experience.
Together, the Smart Distribution Centre and the Innovation Hub act as a model for industrial digitization, supporting the development of Brazil’s national Industry 4.0 agenda.
This is Schneider Electric’s third Smart Distribution Centre launch in 2019, following inaugurations in Australia and China.
Smart Distribution Centres are core to the company’s Tailored Sustainable Connected 4.0 supply chain digital transformation, where Schneider Electric leverages digitization –through its EcoStruxure platform and architecture – across its supply chain operations to deliver end-to-end integration and visibility to enhance performance.
Covering an area of approximately 21,000 square meters, the Cajamar Smart Distribution Centre makes 350 daily deliveries and 8,000 daily sales orders lines nationwide, serving about 3,500 of Schneider Electric’s Brazilian customers, meeting demands from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, as well as Mexico.
The centre is now open for customers, partners and educational institutions to experience and learn about the company’s most innovative technologies delivered through its IoT-enabled, open, interoperable architecture, EcoStruxure.
“The Cajamar region is a strategic industrial hub for Schneider Electric’s operations, which is one reason why we chose to host the Smart Distribution Centre and Innovation Hub in this location,” said Marcos Matias, president, Schneider Electric Brazil.
“Bringing the reality of digital transformation to our distribution centre in Cajamar is expected to increase the end-to-end efficiency of our operations significantly – it will not only reduce delivery time to customers, but also optimise supply chain operations by reducing equipment downtime and reducing overall power consumption.”