Schneider Electric has inaugurated the digital transformation of its smart distribution centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The French firm has interests in a multitude of sectors – notably industry, electricity, smart cities and IT - and it is hoped the overhaul of the facility will contribute to Brazil’s national Industry 4.0 agenda.
The inauguration of the centre, based in the Cajamar region, follows similar developments in Australia and China.
“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 in this location,” said Marcos Matias, president of Schneider Electric Brazil.
“Bringing the reality of digital transformation to our distribution center 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.”
The centre serves about 3,500 of Schneider Electric’s Brazilian customers, meeting demand from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico.