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

EDEKA Gochsheim

More Storage Space and Greater Picking Efficiency for Grocery Retailer EDEKA

The EDEKA Group of Companies Northern Bavaria-Saxony-Thuringia is expanding its regional warehouse at the Gochsheim location and is relying on an automated solution from SSI SCHAEFER. The new automatic high-bay warehouse with a connected conveying system has been in operation since June 2021 and makes optimum use of the available space. The new intralogistics solution, including customized software, has significantly simplified the picking processes. This means that the location is ideally equipped for the future, and EDEKA can efficiently supply the local stores from here.

Schaefer NAM HeadQuarters 2022

SSI SCHAEFER Embraces a Flexible and Sustainable Work Schedule

SSI SCHAEFER, a leader in automated material handling solutions, announced today that they are officially moving towards a flexible remote work schedule.

Art Kostaras

Arthur Kostaras Leads the North American Region

SSI SCHAEFER, a leader in automated material handling solutions, announced today the appointment of Arthur “Art” Kostaras as Senior Vice President & CEO of the North American region.

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 optimized 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.

WMS - validated Fraunhofer Institut

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.

WAMAS WMS - Gartner News

SSI SCHAEFER Software WAMAS® listed in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WMS

The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc., lists SSI SCHAEFER with its software WAMAS® in the "Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems".

*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Focus on customer benefits: SSI SCHAEFER and SWAN combine SAP expertise

SSI SCHAEFER becomes majority shareholder of SWAN: Partnership to strengthen SAP competencies while maintaining an independent presence in the market.

Automated guided WEASEL®

Duchess of Cornwall Visits Kamsons Warehouse Featuring SSI SCHAEFER WEASEL® AGV

SSI SCHAEFER provided an automation solution for Kamsons pharmacy, a family-run group with a wide presence all over the UK. The solution featured WEASEL®, an automatically guided vehicle for safe transporting of goods, containers and cartons around the warehouse.

Kloosterboer in Rotterdam

SSI Schaefer Receives Order from Kloosterboer

Kloosterboer, one of the leading logistics service providers in Western Europe, commissioned SSI Schaefer with the supply and construction of steelwork for an impressive deep-freeze warehouse located in Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Coop News Photo

Coop invests in one of the largest automation solutions in the world

Coop, one of the leading food retailers in Sweden, chose SSI SCHAEFER as their general contractor for intralogistics to provide a cutting-edge, energy-efficient and highly automated logistics solution for their new 77,000 m² distribution center in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Great Place to Work Photo

SSI SCHAEFER Certified as a Great Place to Work®

Schaefer System International, Ltd., a leader in automation and material handling systems, announced today that the company has been certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.

50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders

SSI SCHAEFER joins the “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders” Initiative

SSI SCHAEFER joins the “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders” initiative, to raise a voice for sustainable, economical, and future-proof material handling solutions. #Think Tomorrow.

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.

Partnership Mick Schumacher & SSI SCHAEFER

"Driving for Excellence"

SSI SCHAEFER Welcomes Formula 2 Driver Mick Schumacher as Brand Ambassador


SSI SCHAEFER Implements High-Tech Distribution Center for IKEA®

Charlotte, NC – IKEA is breaking ground on a new distribution center in Montreal that will service both United States and Canada. The new center will support current IKEA retail formats but the new center will allow the furniture retailer to compete in e-commerce and smaller retail formats with faster service and greater storage capacity.