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logistics solutions LogiMAT

LogiMAT 2022

In the age of e-commerce with maximum customer orientation and many services, order structures and throughput times in intralogistics have changed drastically. In order to transfer these multi-layered requirements into efficient logistics structures, companies need flexible logistics systems that work together in a perfect network, and these need to be controlled in transparent processes by powerful logistics software. SSI SCHAEFER covers this complex range and at LogiMAT 2022, it will present how its customers achieve a competitive advantage with future-proof intralogistics. Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group: "As a leading solution provider in the market, we aim to create value for our customers with innovative products, outstanding project work and in a trusting partnership that leads them safely into the intralogistics future."

EDEKA Gochsheim

More Storage Space and Greater Picking Efficiency for Grocery Retailer EDEKA

The EDEKA Group of Companies Northern Bavaria-Saxony-Thuringia is expanding its regional warehouse at the Gochsheim location and is relying on an automated solution from SSI SCHAEFER. The new automatic high-bay warehouse with a connected conveying system has been in operation since June 2021 and makes optimum use of the available space. The new intralogistics solution, including customized software, has significantly simplified the picking processes. This means that the location is ideally equipped for the future, and EDEKA can efficiently supply the local stores from here.

Flat Pack Picking

Modern Order Fulfillment for the Furniture Industry: Flat pack Picking

The scalable flat pack picking solution from SSI SCHAEFER is designed for fully automatic, efficient picking of heavy and bulky goods with gantry robots.

Harald Rackel, Steffen Bersch, Bruno Krauss

Significant increases in order intake and revenue in fiscal year 2021

Neunkirchen/Siegerland, Germany February 28, 2022– The SSI SCHAEFER Group, a leading international provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions with almost 10,000 employees, significantly increased its order intake and sales revenue in fiscal year 2021 based on preliminary figures. The strong performance in new business was driven by all four business units: Logistics Solutions, Products & Equipment, Customer Services, and Waste & Packaging. At just under EUR 2 billion, order intake was 17.5% higher than the previous year.

Flat Pack Picking - Copyright Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2021

Intelligent and efficient robotics solution nominated for IFOY Award 2022

Flat Pack Picking is a unique, automated turnkey system solution, from a single source. The concept, developed by SSI SCHAEFER in partnership with Inter IKEA Intralogistics, IKEA Purchasing Services GmbH, has been successfully trailed in Germany and is now nominated for this year´s IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award).

Steffen Bersch, CEO SSI SCHAEFER Group

Steffen Bersch takes over as a chairman

Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, was elected as the new Chairman of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association, which has over 240 member companies, on February 01, 2022. He succeeds Gordon Riske, former CEO of KION Group AG.


Cutting-edge system technology for efficient order processing at Einhell

In Landau a. d. Isar in Germany, Einhell's new flagship logistics center was officially put into operation on November 12, 2021. The impressive, fully automated 43 meter high high-bay warehouse and was realized by SSI SCHAEFER as general contractor for the entire intralogistics. With the new distribution center, the leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art tools for home and garden has created the necessary conditions to handle the accelorating increasing number of orders in the long term in a sustainable, efficient, and fast way.


Moving on: Automated logistics solution for Schou

Schou, the largest Scandinavian retailer of non-food items, has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER as a general contractor for their new automated logistics center in Kolding, Denmark. The company’s business is B2B selling to the majority of Nordic retail chains and foreign retail customers.

Automated Guided Vehicles at SSI Schaefer

Shared Material Handling and AGV Expertise

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are not new, but, in times of growing complexity and uncertainty, they are an increasingly sought-after game changer for making processes more flexible, reducing dependencies, and cutting costs through optimized processes and increased efficiency. With its "Driverless Solutions" product line, SSI SCHAEFER meets this increased demand through optimally integrated solutions that can be implemented quickly while at the same time accommodating individual customer requirements. The know-how for these solutions comes from AGV specialist DS Automotion.

Expo 2020 Dubai Campus Germany

Innovative contribution to the sustainable supply of the city of the future

Neunkirchen/Siegerland / Dubai December 08, 2021 - The SSI SCHAEFER Group, a German family-owned company with a history spanning more than 80 years and a leading international provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, will be demonstrating what the sustainable supply of food to an urbanized society can look like at Expo 2020 in Dubai, which started on October 1. As an official partner of the German Pavilion Consortium, SSI SCHAEFER will present an innovative vertical farming solution developed in cooperation with Infarm, the world’s fastest growing vertical farming company, in the City of the Future section of CAMPUS GERMANY.

3D rendering Sportisimo

Distribution Center with State-of-the-Art Intralogistics Solution for Sportisimo

In Sportisimo’s selection process, the intralogistics expertise offered by SSI SCHAEFER scored points with the sporting goods retailer, and subsequently the contract was awarded to them: Sportisimo’s newly built distribution center in Hrušov/Ostrava, Czech Republic, will be equipped with an automated intralogistics solution by SSI SCHAEFER. The hall will be built on brownfield land in Contera Park Ostrava D1. In addition to supplying both branches, the new distribution center will also supply Sportisimo customers who have placed orders through the online store. The future solution will focus on the automation aspect.

Piece Picking Robot

Optimized piece picking solution by SSI SCHAEFER won Best of Industry Award 2021

The Best of Industry Award rewards innovations in industry. The piece picking solution by SSI SCHAEFER convinced with maximum process reliability and high performance in an online voting for the Best of Industry Award in the category „Betriebstechnik & Materiafluss (industrial engineering & material flow)“.


Black Friday: Mastering exuberant order volumes efficiently even at peak times

In e-commerce, with its exponential growth rates that further explode on global promotion days such as "Black Friday," it is a matter of serving increasingly demanding consumer wishes quickly, efficiently, and at the highest level of service. To be able to do this and remain competitive, the need for automation with reliable technological and digital innovations is increasing. SSI SCHAEFER supports this transformation as an intralogistics partner with decades of experience and a very broad product range - from the SSI LOGIMAT® vertical lift module to AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and SSI Carrier overhead conveyor technology to the high-performance 3D-MATRIX Solution® automated warehouse and WAMAS® logistics software.

Offergeld exterior view, drone, warehouse

SSI SCHAEFER supplies a Heavy-Duty Mobile Racking System to Offergeld Logistik

The mobile racking system, which increases capacity and improves storage density, will be integrated into a new hall that the logistics service provider has built in Dormagen, German. Here it will centralize several warehouses and streamline processes to make them more efficient as throughput increases. As an intralogistics partner, SSI Schaefer supports Offergeld in these reorganization efforts by offering a solution concept that is precisely customized to the specifications and structural conditions.

Misumi | Case Study | SSI SCHÄFER

High-Performance Logistics Center for Mechanical Engineering Components

The European logistics center of Misumi in Frankfurt features the latest technology from SSI SCHAEFER which was implemented in 2020. Misumi, the global manufacturer and leading supplier of mechanical components for special-purpose machinery, has taken delivery of an integrated solution that provides exceptionally powerful material handling features and permanent system availability. Misumi can now efficiently process its increasing number of orders. While operations continued as normal, the existing warehouse was extended to its full capacity and developed into a highly automated consolidation and cross-docking center.