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Software Solutions for your logistics

Applying innovation to boost efficiency

This week Brett Thirup spoke to the Australian Financial Reivew about Warehouse and Logistics Solutions and applying innovation to boost efficiency.

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bilstein group - Home straight reached, miniload steelwork completed

SSI SCHAEFER completes rack construction of automated miniload system (ASPW) for bilstein group on time

Flat Pack Picking

Modern Order Fulfilment 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.

Green Logistics by SSI Schäfer

SSI SCHAEFER on track with sustainability strategy

As a partner for sustainable logistics, SSI SCHAEFER has been active on the market for years. The sustainability strategy approved in fall 2021 will be implemented step by step. It will be presented together with the Sustainability Report 2021, which will be published in Q3 2022. An example is the Vertical Farming solution in cooperation with Infarm, which involves supplying sustainably for an increasingly urbanised society. This was presented for six months at the Expo in Dubai and will now be exhibited at the LogiMAT 2022 trade fair in Stuttgart (Germany) in May.

Digital Transformation

SSI SCHAEFER establishes Enterprise Lab together with Fraunhofer IML

Neunkirchen/Siegerland May 31, 2022 - The logistics industry faces many challenges: Urbanisation and increasing traffic are making deliveries in city centres more difficult. At the same time, more and more people are ordering products online for subsequent delivery as quickly as possible and, at best, sustainably. The pandemic has further intensified this development. These megatrends require sustainable, technologically innovative solutions for logistics. In the newly founded Enterprise Lab, SSI SCHAEFER, one of the world's largest providers of intralogistics solutions, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, want to jointly research innovations for the future of logistics.


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).


SSI SCHAEFER Launches Intralogistics Future with 5G Technology

With the integration of the new mobile communications standard 5G at the in-house Technology Centre in Giebelstadt, SSI SCHAEFER is setting new standards and is underlining their claim to shape the future of intralogistics as technology and innovation leader. For future customer projects based on 5G technology, this means seamless roaming, highest connectivity and optimised value-added processes. This paves the way for company-wide networking on a uniform platform along the whole supply chain.


LogiSYM Asia Pacific 2022

Brick and Mortar businesses adopting e-commerce? Higher demand for Cold Chain logistics? These are commonly researched topics and people want to know what do they share in common - fulfilment and distribution deviating from the standard strategies. How should a business pivot and prepare its logistics operations with the right technology and equipped the employees with the knowledge to grow the business through this “New Normal”?
Find us at LogiSYM Asia Pacific 2022 – “Transforming Logistics, Intralogistics & the Supply Chain as We Emerge into the “New Normal”. Our experts will be sharing how to integrate the right amount of automation into the business to keep up with productivity, and what today’s logisticians need to know regarding costs reduction for logistics operations

Event information:
Date: 24 & 25 May 2022
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront
Speakers: Mr. Brett Thirup
Mr. Carsten Spiegelberg
To know more about the agenda, click here.
This is a hybrid event.

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Is logistics automation an appropriate direction for your business?

Growing FMCG businesses will inevitably reach the point where their existing logistics operations will no longer be able to handle increasing buyer demand. Recently Brett Thirup spoke to Inside FMCG about how many companies begin to consider the benefits of automating some of their processes to not only answer immediate shortfalls in their operation but also to future-proof their businesses.

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New Managing Director, SSI SCHAEFER ANZ

Brett Thirup has been appointed Managing Director, Schaefer Systems International Pty Ltd, Australia and New Zealand effective April 1.

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 optimised 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.

Fully automated high-bay warehouse at Einhell

Cutting-edge system technology for efficient order processing at Einhell

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

Schou, the largest Scandinavian retailer of non-food items

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.

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.

Misumi | Case Study | SSI SCHÄFER

High-Performance Logistics Centre for Mechanical Engineering Components

The European logistics centre 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.