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Premier Pallet Racking wins SSI SCHAEFER 2019 Distributor of the Year Award

Premier Pallet Racking has been awarded SSI SCHAEFER’s 2019 Distributor of the Year Award. The award was recently announced at a virtual meeting with all gold distributors. Hoss Matar, Chief Executive Officer of Premier Pallet Racking accepted the award on behalf of Premier from Brett Thirup, SSI SCHAEFER’s General Manager of Sales and Engineering ANZ.

Mr Matar said that while surprised, he was delighted to win the award and would like to thank the Premier team for their dedication and commitment over the past year, but also the local SSI SCHAEFER staff for their assistance. “It’s a journey for us at PPR and we are just at the beginning of an enduring partnership. We look forward to many more joint successes and wins in 2020 and beyond”, he said.
Premier Pallet Racking is based in Wetherill Park in Sydney and became an SSI SCHAEFER Gold Distributor in 2019. The company designs and delivers pallet racking solutions and integrates them to meet their customers’ requirements as well as to comply with all relevant standards and codes.

The annual award recognises the distributor’s excellent sales performance, their promotion of SSI SCHAEFER products and their willingness to work in partnership with SSI SCHAEFER. This is the first win for Premier Pallet Racking.

On behalf of SSI SCHAEFER, Brett Thirup said “Premier had an exceptional sales year in 2019, exceeding their budget and breaking records along the way. We are delighted to be able to give this award to Premier, particularly in their first year of distributorship with us, and we look forward to the further development of our partnership.”


Philippines launches first-ever automated cold chain facility ORCA

SSI SCHAEFER, the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, in cooperation with ORCA, the Philippines’ pioneering cold chain solutions provider, announced the opening of the country’s first world-class cold chain storage system in February 2020. In the heart of metro Manila’s industrial zone, the ORCA Taguig facility significantly increases the country's logistics capacity and preparedness for unforeseen events.

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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.

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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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.

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 aimed at increasing storage capacity, picking efficiency and dispatch production.

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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 modernises 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

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.

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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.

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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 honours SSI SCHAEFER with the SAP Recognised Expertise certificate, thereby confirming the extremely high competence level of the intralogistics expert for SAP solutions in supply chain management.

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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.