This PRW Automation Readiness Study was a joint market research initiative, conducted by the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and HK Systems, to clarify what benefits automation can bring to the PRW cold storage industry and summarize what the PRW industry needs to ready itself to adopt such solutions. Research information was collected through interviews with PRW providers, vendors and firms that service the public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) industry as well as media organizations that cover this industry. 
The objectives of this study were to identify:

Specific challenges that the PRW industry is facing today and is anticipating to face in the  future.
Benefits and appeal of automated solutions in addressing these challenges.
Types of solutions that would be of interest and value to the PRW members.
Profile of PRW members that could most likely benefit from such solutions.
Technology adaptation challenges within the PRW market.

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