Agility to Transform its Logistics Parks to Smart Campuses with Huawei
Agility, a leader in supply chain services, innovation and investment, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei to develop solutions for smart campus services at Agility Logistics Parks (ALP) facilities in Kuwait and other locations.
The agreement was exchanged by official representatives from both Agility and Huawei sides, and represents the first step towards equipping ALPs with centralized information and communications technologies (ICT) and services that can transform ALPs into smart industrial campuses.
Smart campuses use next-generation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others that will improve operational efficiency; enhance cybersecurity and physical security; and optimize movement of goods.
The agreement includes evaluation of technologies and systems that will help manage visitor management and vehicle entrances; create “smart streets” covered by WiFi; and improve safety at the ALP complexes.
ALP and Huawei teams will work to identify the requirements for solutions and innovations that will best optimize operations at each facility.
ALP aims to increase management efficiency, decrease operational costs, present customers with a better service experience, and provide stronger security while generating less energy waste.
Agility has commenced implementing these technologies at its logistics park in Mina Abdullah.
Nader Sakeen, CEO of ALP Kuwait and GCC, said: “Working with a leader in ICT technologies will give ALP an edge and enable us to provide customers with unparalleled services at our facilities.
"Agility’s goals are in line with the ‘New Kuwait’ 2035 vision, which aims to boost Kuwait’s industrial, logistics, crafts and workshops sectors by providing the right business landscape and ecosystem.”
The Huawei Smart Campus solutions help make commercial and industrial complexes secure, comfortable, efficient, and green. The company’s technologies focus on digital security, smart property management, and smart offices.
Liam Zhao, CEO of Huawei Gulf North, said: “We are proud to have the opportunity to support a leading supply chain services company such as Agility with our world-class smart city solutions."
ALPs offer ambient and air-conditioned warehousing; freezers and chillers; asphalted container-storage yards; and racked warehousing.
In addition, Agility’s warehouses meet international environmental standards and feature eco-friendly construction materials, using energy-efficient roof and side-insulated panels, wind-driven roof fans, skylights for natural lighting, along with LED and energy-saving light fittings.