Press & News

Latest news and press releases about product innovations, events and company information.

Future city

Priority for the health of employees and customers

Measures for the current development of the Novel Coronavirus

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.

update 34, e-commerce

Update 34

Current and future trends in e-commerce, Mick Schumacher on the mindset and secrets to success as well as more about sustainability at SSI SCHAEFER. Enjoy reading.

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®.

SSI Flexi wins German Design Award


SSI SCHAEFER has been named winner of the 2019 German Design Award in the industry category for its innovative SSI Flexi Shuttle by the German Design Council.
The intralogistics experts were honored for the acknowledgement of the SSI Flexi Shuttle, which first unveiled at the LogiMAT intralogistics trade show in 2018. The scalable, single-level shuttle for highly dynamic and automated miniload systems has been named the winner in the industry category for excellent product design. The award will be presented on February 8, 2019, within the scope of a special ceremony in Frankfurt. The Design Council is widely regarded as the leading body for the assessment of brands and design in Germany. The German Design Award recognises innovative products and projects, as well as manufacturers and creators, who have raised the bar in the national and international design scene. As the independent judging panel of international experts states, “Whoever manages to outperform high-caliber competitors has successfully proven that they are among the very best.”
With its SSI Flexi Shuttle, SSI SCHAEFER has demonstrated its outstanding expertise. The shuttle not only boasts a variety of intelligent features that enable the storage of diverse container types and dimensions, up to 50 kg, but were required to prove excellent performance within deep-freeze environments – it also combines highly advanced technologies with an attractive look-and-feel.
It is modular in structure, comprising of a shuttle, lifts, and a racking system, which allows made-to-measure solutions to enable excellent use of space, high throughput, and remarkable flexibility. And uniquely, it offers dynamically adaptable storage location sizes. This unique design feature omits permanently allocated x-storage positions, and the rack conception facilitates space-optimized shelf occupancy with maximum storage density. The corresponding functions, such as universal width-adjustable load-handling device, have been skillfully integrated into the overall system design. The various sensors, communications, and control components are concealed beneath enclosures with flowing contours – very much in line with the famous “form follows function” philosophy – establishing a solution with a highly dynamic appearance.
Overall, SSI SCHAEFER has created a highly futuristic design for an automated storage and retrieval machine that made a lasting impression on a panel of 45 judges at the German Design Council. “We are delighted to have been named the winner in an award segment that focuses on and recognizes aspects of design beyond the technological components,” states Peter Berlik, Chief Technology Officer at SSI SCHAEFER. “At the same time, this accolade for the innovative design of the SSI Flexi Shuttle is a solid indication of the outstanding solution abilities and dynamism in terms of fully automated processes. The cutting-edge, pioneering form highlights the value added in terms of function that is the result of our ground-breaking system development work,” Berlik continued.


SSI Carrier received desired "handling award 2018"

An independent panel of judges declares the innovative pouch sorter system by SSI SCHAEFER the winner in the category "Warehousing, order picking and intralogistics".

SAP Recognized Expertise

SSI SCHAEFER receives SAP Recognised Expertise

SSI SCHAEFER receives SAP Recognised Expertise in the Field of Supply Chain Management
SAP Germany SE honors SSI SCHAEFER with the SAP Recognized Expertise certificate, thereby confirming the extremely high competence level of the intralogistics expert for SAP solutions in supply chain management.

Schaeffler Logistra Auszeichnung Predictice Maintenance

Innovative predictive maintenance solution wins LOGISTRA Readers’ Choice Award

The Maintenance 4.0 for Intralogistics concept for condition monitoring and semi-automatic maintenance was developed by SSI SCHAEFER in partnership with Schaeffler. Now, the solution is among the winners of LOGISTRA magazine’s “LOGISTRA Best Practice: 2018 Innovations” Readers’ Choice Awards. The accolade underscores the inventive and future-proof design.

The scalable single-plalevel shuttle SSI Flexi was a winner in the Material Flow

SSI SCHAEFER awarded the Best of Industry Award 2019

SSI SCHAEFER has been awarded the Best of Industry Award in the "Material Flow" category for the innovative SSI Flexi Shuttle at a festive gala in Würzburg, Germany.

SSI SCHÄFER awarded Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019

SSI SCHAEFER receives the “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019”

Every two years, Bosch honours the best of their suppliers from around the world with the “Bosch Global Supplier Award”. This year, SSI SCHAEFER received the award in the category "Purchasing of indirect materials", in the field of plastic injection moulding containers. Bosch rewards outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products or services – very important are quality, costs, innovation, and logistics. From its roughly 43,000 suppliers, Bosch awarded 47 suppliers from 15 countries.


SSI SCHAEFER win Supply Chain Asia Award

On the 11 September 2019, SSI SCHAEFER received the category award “Storage Systems Partner of the Year Award” in the Equipment and Technology System Partners Segment at the Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Awards 2019, held at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore.


UPDATE special edition Healthcare & Cosmetics

High-value products, complete and traceable documentation, along with a complex operational frame­work place high demands on intralogistics in both the healthcare and cosmetics industries. Compliance guarantees essential patient safety and can give a distinct advantage in competitive markets.

SSI SCHAEFER is firmly committed to safety by providing complete documentation of prescription medicatoins throughout the entire warehouse.

Altmühltaler Mineralbrunnen

Efficient warehousing for Altmühltaler Mineralbrunnen

Altmühltaler Mineralbrunnen GmbH contracted SSI SCHAEFER to build its new logistics center at the company's headquarters in Treuchtlingen, Germany. The combination of high bay warehouse (HBW), conveying systems and electric monorail systems, coupled with the customised WAMAS® logistics software, will in future facilitate optimal and efficient warehouse logistics.

3d depiction

Sophisticated Logistics in Reykjavik

Innnes, Iceland's leading wholesaler and importer of high-quality food products, has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to build a new distribution center at its Reykjavik site. The new warehouse will have a total of three different temperature zones, in which the company's dry goods line, deep-freeze and fresh products will be stored. An innovative combination of automated and manual systems will ensure transparent flow of goods, high performance, and efficient processes.

3D-MATRIX Solution, 3D, Matrix, Picking, Handling, Automatic picking system,

State-of-the-art distribution center for IKEA

IKEA has decided to build a new distribution center in Montreal and commissioned SSI SCHAEFER with the implementation. Core elements of the project are an automatic shuttle warehouse designed according to the 3D-MATRIX Solution® concept, a high-bay warehouse (HBW) with 245,000 pallet storage locations, ergonomic multi-order-picking work stations, and the logistics software WAMAS®.