Complete Success: Innovative Robotics Solution SSI Piece Picking Wins IFOY Award

The innovative SSI Piece Picking solution, for efficient fully automated single-piece picking, impressed at this year’s IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award), securing first place in the “Stationary Robots” category. The coveted IFOY Award was formally presented during the IFOY Award Night on June 14, 2024, at the Congress Center Baden near Vienna.

The IFOY Award honors the best intralogistics solutions of the year. Providers could submit their products and system solutions online, in six different categories. The products and solutions nominated for the finals were subjected to various tests during the IFOY Test Days on April 10 and 11, 2024, including the IFOY test protocol, with around 80 criteria, and the scientific IFOY Innovation Check. A total of 26 jury members from different nations evaluated the test results. The winners were announced on June 14, 2024, during the IFOY Award Night in Baden near Vienna.


“We are particularly pleased and proud of receiving the IFOY Award. This award confirms our efforts in our innovative approach, as well as the sustainability and future viability of our concept in the market comparison,” said Mauro Lunardelli, Head of Business Unit Logistics Solutions at SSI SCHAEFER. “The award encourages us to continuously develop our Piece Picking solution to assist relieve workers and make order processing more efficient and secure.”


The award-winning SSI Piece Picking solution is a joint development by SSI SCHAEFER and the robotics specialist and subsidiary RO-BER. It features AI-based object recognition and innovative gripper technology. The use of compact suction cups instead of finger-shaped grippers allows for fast and gentle handling of small parts. With the help of machine learning, the system continuously improves and builds a comprehensive knowledge database. The pick & place method ensures particularly gentle handling, achieving optimal utilization of storage space. The compact design of the cell allows for easy transport in a shipping container. WAMAS Piece Picking, as part of the WAMAS portfolio, provides efficient material flow control and seamless integration into existing WMS systems without extensive TeachIn processes.

SSI Piece Picking demonstrates its versatility not only in e-commerce, but also in industry and with third-party logistics providers (3PL). Particularly in healthcare and cosmetics, the solution stands out for having optimal, gentle, and error-free picking.

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The innovative robotics solution SSI Piece Picking was awarded the IFOY Award in the "Stationary Robots" category. Representatives of the company and its subsidiary RO-BER accepted the award from presenter Alexander Klacska in Baden near Vienna.

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Markus Jammernegg, Head of Modules, SSI SCHAEFER
Elmar Stöve, Managing Director, RO-BER
Alexander Klacska, Chariman of the Federal Transport and Traffic Division, Austrian Economic Chambers

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