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Aerial view of Galexis AG in Niederbipp, Switzerland

Intralogistics Expansion at Galexis with SSI SCHAEFER as long-term Partner

The leading wholesaler and service provider Galexis AG ensures timely and consistent drug supply of all partners in the Swiss health sector. High-quality, modern intralogistics guarantees high customer satisfaction and successful market presence. In order to be prepared for future requirements, the distribution center in Lausanne-Ecublens is comprehensively expanded. The distribution center in Niederbipp has already been expanded.

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SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE commissioned SSI SCHAEFER with highly automated solution

SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, one of Continental Europe’s leading online pharmacies, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to equip their new logistics center in Sevenum, the Netherlands. The highly automated solution will increase the possible shipping volume to more than 35 million parcels per year and has been designed for zero-error tolerance and 24/7 operations. The investment is in the medium double-digit million range.

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Harald Rackel appointed COO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group

Rackel completes the C-Suite Management Team for the SSI SCHAEFER Group

The Advisory Board of the SSI SCHAEFER Group has appointed Mr Harald Rackel as COO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group. Mr Rackel will start his position at SSI SCHAEFER on 1 October 2020.

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Vertical Lift Module SSI Logimat at C+C Krug

C+C Krug: Path to Automation

The plastic electroplating specialist C+C Krug GmbH took the path to semi-automation of logistics processes together with SSI SCHAEFER. Three SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules, two automated guided vehicles, type WEASEL® and a short bin conveying system ensure efficient processes between warehouse and production. The warehouse equipment has been designed for expansion.

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New logistics center of La Costena in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico

SSI SCHAEFER and La Costeña®: Breaking logistics paradigms

In order to break logistics paradigms and modify their current supply chain, La Costeña, one of the biggest manufacturers of canned food in Mexico, worked together with SSI SCHAEFER to develop a major logistics solution that aims at increasing storage capacity, picking efficiency and dispatch production.

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The EDEKA Group Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen commissioned SSI SCHAEFER

The EDEKA Group Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen expands and automates their regional warehouse in Gochsheim, Germany with SSI SCHAEFER.

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Vertical Lift Module LogiMat®

Koenig & Bauer ordered SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER

Koenig & Bauer (AT) GmbH takes a step further towards automation with SSI SCHAEFER and modernizes the Maria Enzersdorf location. The printing press manufacturer commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to supply and install a semi-automated solution with 13 SSI LOGIMAT Vertical Lift Modules for small parts vertical and efficient item picking.

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Priority for the health of employees and customers

Measures for the current development of the Novel Coronavirus

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LogiMAT 2020 - Virtual Booth

SSI SCHAEFER Launches Virtual Booth for LogiMAT 2020

SSI SCHAEFER launches a virtual stand giving current clients and interested companies a glimpse of software technology and equipment solutions. Since LogiMAT trade fair was canceled, SSI SCHAEFER is highlighting products and solutions slated to demonstrate the latest innovation in products and services. Our team of experts demonstrate key technologies and offer personal dialogue with our specialists. Individual consulting and information are part of the virtual experience – just like the exhibition was intended. Visit us at www.virtual.ssi-schaefer.com/en/start

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SSI SCHÄFER as exhibitor at LogiMAT 2020

Employee Safety Concerns Prompt SSI SCHAEFER to Cancel LogiMAT Participation

In the light of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the SSI SCHAEFER Group cancels the participation in the intralogistics trade fair LogiMAT. The health of employees and customers is more important. SSI SCHAEFER will participate with customers and interested fair visitors by offering a virtual fair stand. This digital presentation will include key technologies as well as the option for a personal consultation with experts.


Neunkirchen/Germany, 3 March 2020. After thorough examination, the SSI SCHAEFER Group has decided not to participate in the intralogistics trade fair LogiMAT 2020 from 10 to 12 March in Stuttgart.

Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, explains, “Taking into account the rapid spread of the coronavirus, we are obligated to focus on the well-being of our employees and customers. Thereby, we support the effort of health and local government officials to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Considering the current risk assessment, we can no longer take the responsibility for a participation in a trade fair with an international audience.”


SSI SCHAEFER continues to work with current and potential new customers in the wake of LogiMAT 2020, while the company moves the trade fair to the company website. The new digital experience will be available soon on ssi-schaefer.com. This will include a presentation of key technologies and consulting as well as an exchange with experts to facilitate talks with customers and visitors.
“We are continuing our customer dialog and are confident that the virtual stand on our website with various presentations is a great alternative for our customers, partners, and interested companies,” says Enrico Gazzano, Vice President Global Marketing at SSI SCHAEFER.

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Steffen BERSCH new CEO of SSI SCHAEFER Group

SSI SCHAEFER wins internationally experienced manager as CEO
The positions of the Group's Management Board have now been effectively filled.

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SSI SCHAEFER and BD Rowa™ extend cooperation

Proven collaboration: SSI Schaefer and BD Rowa™ extend cooperation

One of the worldwide leading solution providers of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, SSI Schaefer, and the solution provider of automatic picking and digital applications, BD Rowa, will continue to cooperate. The two companies extended the corresponding contract by five more years. The aim of the cooperation is to provide customers in the healthcare sector with an overall solution to prepare them for future processes, such as e-prescriptions or establishing Hub & Spoke models.

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Produktivität mehr als verdoppelt mit Automationslösung von SSI SCHÄFER

Bei der Erweiterung seines europäischen Distributionszentrums setzt Haustier-Versorger Fressnapf auf ein nachhaltiges Anlagenkonzept und die Intralogistik-Kompetenz von SSI SCHÄFER. Mit der ganzheitlichen Automationslösung hat Fressnapf die Kapazitäten sowie die Dynamik und Produktivität bei der Auftragsabwicklung mehr als verdoppelt.

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Automated high-bay warehouse at Heinemann Erlensee

6 Myths about Automation in Intralogistics

A warehouse automation has many advantages: It increases efficiency and speed in order processing and, compared to purely manual processes, reduces costs and the susceptibility to errors. However, sometimes concerns are raised whether full automation is always necessary in the particular case.

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Misumi 3D Depiction

SSI SCHAEFER implements a state-of-the-art logistics center for MISUMI

MISUMI, a global manufacturer and leading provider of mechanical components and indirect materials for special machine construction and assembly automation, has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to implement a new logistics center in Frankfurt/Main. Until the beginning of 2020, the distribution center with a capacity for 450,000 items on more than 10,000 m2 of storage area will be built in several stages. Core elements of the system are an automated shuttle warehouse, a four-storied rack system, ergonomic work stations connected via a conveying system and the logistics software WAMAS®.

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