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

The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II: A Statement from SSI Schaefer

On behalf of SSI Schaefer UK, our most sincere and deepest condolences to the Royal family, they are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Green Logistics by SSI Schäfer

SSI SCHAEFER on track with sustainability strategy

As a partner for sustainable logistics, SSI SCHAEFER has been active on the market for years. The sustainability strategy approved in fall 2021 will be implemented step by step. It will be presented together with the Sustainability Report 2021, which will be published in summer 2022. An example is the Vertical Farming solution in cooperation with Infarm, which involves supplying sustainably for an increasingly urbanized society. This was presented for six months at the Expo in Dubai and exhibited at the LogiMAT 2022 trade fair in Stuttgart (Germany) in May.

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SSI Schaefer introduces new Sales Manager

SSI Schaefer is proud to introduce Ian Merchant, our new Sales Manager. Ian is a highly experienced qualified mechanical engineer, responsible for maintaining & developing trusting relationships with both new and existing customers, as well as being the primary contact for the East of England.

Steffen Bersch, CEO SSI SCHAEFER Group

Steffen Bersch takes over as a chairman

Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, was elected as the new Chairman of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association, which has over 240 member companies, on February 01, 2022. He succeeds Gordon Riske, former CEO of KION Group AG.


Toolstation opens its 500th store equipped with SSI Schaefer’s Racks

In 2008, Toolstation was opening around 20 new stores per year. In recent years, the number of new stores has increased to 60-70 per year to reach a total of 500 across the UK in July 2021. As Toolstation’s demand has grown exponentially over the years, SSI Schaefer UK has implemented procedures to cater for this and ensure our customer's growth continues.

Wamas Lighthouse

Managing Complexity and Structuring "Big Data" Profitably

As a result of the mounting complexity of increasingly networked, digitalized processes in logistics and material handling, the volume of data being generated is experiencing exponential growth. Data are considered the "new gold" – and not without reason.

Misumi | Case Study | SSI SCHÄFER

High-Performance Logistics Center for Mechanical Engineering Components

The European logistics center 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.

Project Sonepar 2018, Mezzanine R 3000, Carton/container conveying system,

7 Simple Rules to Choosing the Right Containers for Your Warehouse

Intralogistics companies often mention manual, semi-automated and automated storage solutions but we felt like there was not enough buzz around smaller details like containers. However, there is such a large assortment of containers throughout the market that it is handy to have a guide on how to pick the right ones for your purposes.

Update 36 E-Commerce

Going big on Black Friday? Here are 5 tips to get your warehouse ready.

Black Friday 2020 definitely stood out from the ordinary way because it was mostly online. Most shops were either closed or had a limit capacity, and, therefore, put extra effort in arranging its e-commerce sector to thrive. 2021 will not only bring pre-covid crowds to stores, but a solid mixture of both channels. Online, however, is forecasted to reign.

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.


Innovative Storage and Picking Solution Ensures Optimal Performance

In order to cope in the long term with the rapid business growth of the Vereinigte Verlagsauslieferung (VVA) as part of Arvato Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) at the Gütersloh site (Germany), solutions provider and longstanding partner SSI Schaefer modernized and expanded the distribution center during operation in 2019. SSI Schaefer used the limited space in the existing system to establish an innovative, highly dynamic, and sustainable storage and picking system, enabling a significant expansion of picking capacity within the bottleneck areas of the publishing supply.

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The global 3PL company DSV opts for the overhead conveying system SSI Carrier

Flexible pouch sorter solution for e-commerce fulfillment

Changes in consumer and purchasing behavior are posing major challenges for many companies. Customers expect permanent availability of products and fast delivery to their doorstep. This increases the pressure on companies to meet the ever more complex customer requirements more efficiently. The need for automation with reliable technological and digital systems rises to be able to process orders quickly and ensure a high service level. Modern logistics systems such as the pouch sorter SSI Carrier by SSI SCHAEFER are able to meet these requirements. Thanks to the overhead conveying system, the global 3PL transport and logistics company DSV has sufficient capacity to deal with the exponential e-commerce growth of their customers and the massive seasonal order peaks - while handling products extremely gently.

Automation, food retail

SSI Schaefer automates Mathem's new logistics facility in Larsboda, Sweden

Mathem is growing at a fast pace together with the food retail e-commerce industry in the Nordic countries. The establishment of a new logistics facility in Larsboda, south of Stockholm, is an important piece of the puzzle for continued expansion. An equally important aspect is the specially designed automation solution from SSI Schaefer.

Trade Fair UK 2021

SSI Schaefer will be exhibiting at the TCS&D Exhibition & Conference

SSI Schaefer is happy to inform you that we will be exhibiting at the TCS&D Exhibition & Conference on the 7th & 8th of September. We look forward to welcoming you stand C36 to meet our Sales Team.

WAMAS WMS - Gartner News

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

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