Food Retail solutions by SSI SCHAEFER

Food Retail

Flexible and scalable system solutions for the food industry

The food trade is exceptionally demanding for intralogistics specialists. The technological development of the branch business is increasingly supplemented by a rapidly growing online food trade. SSI SCHAEFER provides flexible, scalable, modular solutions for both areas. These have thoroughly proven themselves under real conditions.

The food trade has long been evolving and was focused on constantly optimizing existing logistics networks. Early on, SSI SCHAEFER set the benchmark for branch supply and delivery with manual, partially-automated and fully automated solutions. Now, the growing online food trade is creating entirely new logistics challenges for food retailers. SSI SCHAEFER provides scalable solutions that enable both established retail chains and ambitious start-ups to efficiently serve this new market. These solutions cover the entire spectrum of activities beginning with the incoming goods and ending at the customer’s doorstep.

Solutions from SSI SCHAEFER:


SSI SCHAEFER supports you with its modular, scalable, and individually expandable systems for the food industry. These solutions sustainably improve the efficiency of your logistics processes.

high-bay warehouse with a capacity of 92,800 pallet storage locations

High bay warehouse

Shuttle System Cuby with up to 36 storage levels

Small Load Carriers

Storage & Shuttle Systems

Case Picking

Schäfer Case Picking (SCP)

Automated Guided Vehicles at SSI Schaefer

Conveying & Transport

Automated Guided Vehicles

Dreamwarehouse Signet Magic Quadrant 2021

Logistics Software WAMAS®

IT Control Center

KPIs and dashboards

Food Retail Case Studies

Solutions to suit your taste.

Pallet racking system

Case Study EDEKA, Germany

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Branch business:

  • The “perfect” pallet: store-friendly, volume-optimized and designed for maximum stability; yet the exact characteristics also depend on the transport paths and the branch’s requirements

  • Efficient storage and picking for large product ranges distributed among multiple temperature zones

  • Numerous different packaging units

  • Reliable best-before date and batch tracking

  • Efficient handling of large-volume floors 


  • Efficient and ergonomic picking of numerous small orders

  • Short throughput time

  • Short delivery window

  • Major delivery peaks

  • Prepares an efficient “last mile”

  • Guarantees a consistent cooling chain right up to the customer’s doorstep

  • High flexibility and scalability to address the rapidly growing business sector

We support you with modular, scalable and individually expandable system solutions for the food industry. These solutions sustainably improve the efficiency of your logistics processes.

SSI SCHAEFER collaborated with C&S Wholesale Grocers, one of the largest food wholesalers in the USA, to modernize the internal logistics for ES3 using the Schäfer Case Picking (SCP) system. In addition to automating the warehouse processes, other key elements for the success of this project included the integrated automation of the border-related case picking and the dispatch of the shipments. Result: The highly automated distribution center provides roughly 90,000 tray spaces in its high bay warehouse. In addition, the material flow and picking areas are divided among three storeys, enabling a throughput of more than 100,000 cartons of goods.

Case Study Stockmann

Market Sectors


Industry solutions 4.0

Market Sectors


Food Retail solutions by SSI SCHAEFER

Market Sectors

Food Retail

Market Sector Food & Beverage

Market Sectors

Food & Beverage

Healthcare & Cosmetics

Market Sectors

Healthcare & Cosmetics

Material handling industry solutions for retail and wholesale

Market Sectors

Retail & Wholesale

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The right solution for every industry. SSI SCHAEFER’s expertise combines specific know-how with extensive experience to deliver tailored solutions.

Expertise for every sector.

The expertise of SSI SCHAEFER: specialist know-how and many years of experience in producing customized solutions.

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Keeping Your Production Line Moving

Comprehensive material flow concepts for warehouse and production logistics

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