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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Optimised 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)“.

Software Solutions for your logistics

Web-seminar - „Maximum process intelligence at all levels"

Get an overview of the modular structure of SSI SCHAEFER's software solutions with practical examples for multi-site companies and highly automated high-bay warehouses in our free web seminar.

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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 centralise several warehouses and streamline processes to make them more efficient as throughput increases. As an intralogistics partner, SSI Schaefer supports Offergeld in these reorganisation efforts by offering a solution concept that is precisely customised to the specifications and structural conditions.

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Distribution Centre 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 centre in Hrušov/Ostrava, Czech Republic, will be equipped with an automated intralogistics solution by SSI SCHAEFER. The warehouse 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.

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SSI SCHAEFER Software successfully validated again

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) has successfully validated SSI SCHAEFER software in the validation of Warehouse Management System (WMS) solutions. With the help of the manufacturer-independent "WMS Online Selection", Fraunhofer IML supports companies in selecting the optimal suitable WMS and provider. The validation signet once again confirms the quality of SSI SCHAEFER software solutions.

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Record-breaking retrofit at LANDI Switzerland

The WAMAS® warehouse management system by SSI SCHAEFER has been proving its worth at LANDI Schweiz AG's central warehouse in Dotzigen since 2003. At the end of November 2020, the latest high-performance generation of WAMAS went live, marking the completion of a top-class retrofit. The 'big bang' involved all manual and automatic processes being switched over in parallel on the very same day, skipping two software generations at once.