Company history SSI SCHÄFER

Company history

With its nearly 80-year history, SSI SCHAEFER has become the world’s leading logistics solution provider

When Fritz Schäfer founded a manufacturing company for sheet metal products in 1937, no one ever suspected that his company would one day become one of the world’s leading solution providers for logistics systems and products.

Think tomorrow.


At SSI SCHAEFER, we always think long-term and beyond the obvious. In a world increasingly dominated by digitization that asks for maximum flexibility, we create smart solutions and cutting-edge technologies for a state-of-the-art today and an advanced future for tomorrow. Down-to-earth attitude, reliability, spirit of innovation, forward-thinking, and our ambition to be a long-term partner for customers and employees – embody the characteristics that define our corporate DNA.
By putting all of this into a simple, yet significant phrase, it would be „Think Tomorrow.”


The system mentality of SSI SCHAEFER is deeply rooted in our history. This attitude is why SSI SCHAEFER is one of the few companies in the market to offer complete solutions. All of the elements of our systems are designed for perfect compatibility. They are modular and integrated. As a consequence, we can accompany and support our customers’ continuing growth.

The storage fix container impressively demonstrate how SSI SCHAEFER consistently develops sophisticated and award-winning solutions. SSI SCHAEFER is always searching for a better solution for a product or system where our customers’ requirements are paramount.

Located in over 70 locations, which include 7 production facilities and 4 specialized competence centers, over 10,500 employees prove every day that SSI SCHAEFER is one of the most effective companies in the world. Our extensive solution portfolio, industry knowledge, technical expertise, innovative strength and global presence enable us to carry out both individual small solutions along with large custom projects with complex requirements on time and within budget. During the process, SSI SCHAEFER makes an essential contribution to our customers’ success. To gain both the loyalty and satisfaction of our customers, the SSI SCHAEFER team works a bit harder every day.

As a family-owned company, SSI SCHAEFER takes the long view. Our focus is on stable, continuous and secure growth. These family values are also reflected by the strong relationships with all of our interest groups.

Our customers are our top priority and they can rely on us as a trusted partner. That is why the company has remained true to their founder’s motto: “We never leave our customers out in the rain.”

Regardless of what our customers request: We quickly find a flexible and pragmatic solution that works now. Yet at the same time, we never forget to consider the long-term effects.

SSI SCHAEFER does not purchase products from external sources. We produce the entire solution in house, products as well as systems. In doing so, we retain our independence and guarantee that everything meets our demanding quality standards.




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