Neunkirchen/Siegerland / Dubai December 08, 2021 - The SSI SCHAEFER Group, a German family-owned company with a history spanning more than 80 years and a leading international provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, will be demonstrating what the sustainable supply of food to an urbanized society can look like at Expo 2020 in Dubai, which started on October 1. As an official partner of the German Pavilion Consortium, SSI SCHAEFER will present an innovative vertical farming solution developed in cooperation with Infarm, the world’s fastest growing vertical farming company, in the City of the Future section of CAMPUS GERMANY.READ MORE
In Sportisimo’s selection process, the intralogistics expertise offered by SSI SCHAEFER scored points with the sporting goods retailer, and subsequently the contract was awarded to them: Sportisimo’s newly built distribution center in Hrušov/Ostrava, Czech Republic, will be equipped with an automated intralogistics solution by SSI SCHAEFER. The hall will be built on brownfield land in Contera Park Ostrava D1. In addition to supplying both branches, the new distribution center will also supply Sportisimo customers who have placed orders through the online store. The future solution will focus on the automation aspect.READ MORE
In e-commerce, with its exponential growth rates that further explode on global promotion days such as "Black Friday," it is a matter of serving increasingly demanding consumer wishes quickly, efficiently, and at the highest level of service. To be able to do this and remain competitive, the need for automation with reliable technological and digital innovations is increasing. SSI SCHAEFER supports this transformation as an intralogistics partner with decades of experience and a very broad product range - from the SSI LOGIMAT® vertical lift module to AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and SSI Carrier overhead conveyor technology to the high-performance 3D-MATRIX Solution® automated warehouse and WAMAS® logistics software.READ MORE
SSI SCHAEFER, the global leader of warehouse and logistics solutions, and Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing Pte Ltd ("Tee Yih Jia" or “TYJ”), a leading frozen foods manufacturer, are set to launch Singapore's largest automated rack-clad high bay warehouse storage facility in Q1 2022 at Tee Yih Jia’s new $450 million production facility in Senoko – the “Tee Yih Jia Food Hub”.READ MORE
The mobile racking system, which increases capacity and improves storage density, will be integrated into a new hall that the logistics service provider has built in Dormagen, German. Here it will centralize several warehouses and streamline processes to make them more efficient as throughput increases. As an intralogistics partner, SSI Schaefer supports Offergeld in these reorganization efforts by offering a solution concept that is precisely customized to the specifications and structural conditions.READ MORE
The WAMAS® warehouse management system by SSI SCHAEFER has been proving its worth at LANDI Schweiz AG's central warehouse in Dotzigen since 2003. At the end of November 2020, the latest high-performance generation of WAMAS went live, marking the completion of a top-class retrofit. The 'big bang' involved all manual and automatic processes being switched over in parallel on the very same day, skipping two software generations at once.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
SSI SCHAEFER heralds details of their bespoke state-of-the-art distribution center solution for Symbion, Brisbane, Australia, in time for the GIRP 62nd Annual Meeting and Conference in Portugal. Delivering Symbion’s goals of fulfilling customer expectations and with an understanding of having a patient at the end of the chain, this success story perfectly fits with the GIRP Conference (18-19 October in Lisbon, Portugal), which is highlighting Health 5.0: towards customer-centric wellbeing services.READ MORE
Cooperation in the field of dual vocational training planned
With the aim of bringing companies from both countries closer together and promoting productive exchange, Australia's Ambassador Philip Green visited intralogistics expert SSI SCHAEFER at its international headquarters in Neunkirchen/Siegerland, Germany, last Thursday.
Regardless of the size or type of stored goods, racks form the basis of every warehouse or distribution center. Thanks to regular inspections, operators benefit from a reduced risk of accidents and increased system durability.READ MORE
ZF Foton awarded SSI SCHAEFER the contract to automate a new area of their warehouse in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China. Scope of supply and services is a miniload with storage and retrieval machines, a modern bin conveying system, and a logistics software WCS system. The warehouse has improved its working capacities, optimized storage volumes and increased picking efficiency.READ MORE
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.
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.READ MORE
The renowned US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc., lists SSI SCHAEFER with its software WAMAS® in the "Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems".READ MORE
Dr.Max Group, the biggest pharmaceutical chain in Eastern and Central Europe, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to equip the new distribution center in Bucharest, Romania. The semi-automatic intralogistics solution to be implemented will supply B2B and B2C customers from only one warehouse and will reflect the strong growth as well as the future development plans of the company.READ MORE
SSI SCHAEFER becomes majority shareholder of SWAN: Partnership to strengthen SAP competencies while maintaining an independent presence in the market.READ MORE
Back in 2017 NorgesGruppen ASA, one of the leading retail groups in Scandinavia, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to build a new logistics center for its subsidiary company ASKO OSLOFJORD AS (ASKO).
Knut-Andreas Kran, CEO of ASKO OSLOFJORD AS, comments on the challenges the company experienced at the time: “ASKO anticipated a future capacity problem with only two possible solutions: either to extend the existing building or to relocate. We simply would not be able to keep up with the expected growth in the current location. We also did not want to just build a larger manual warehouse as we see that automation is an investment in the future.”
Dangerous substances are in all kinds of products and used across many different industries. Transporting hazardous goods in a warehouse, either for further processing or to the customer, poses challenges for logistics. Reusable packaging must protect stored goods and facilitate optimum material flow handling while in compliance and following all regulation and guidelines. The new dangerous goods container by SSI SCHAEFER meets these requirements, combining safety with efficient handling.READ MORE
A scalable and sustainable solution to store raw materials and finished products in one single warehouse and production site. Sievi has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to extend its existing warehouse located in Sievi, Finland in 2021. The footwear manufacturer supplies its products to the local market, but also exports to more than 40 countries worldwide.READ MORE
SSI SCHAEFER is proud to have partnered with Coca-Cola Amatil to deliver their automated state-of-the-art facility featured in a series of recent corporate videos, released by Coca-Cola Amatil, one of the largest bottlers and distributors of beverages in the Asia Pacific region.READ MORE
Steel construction competence for timely finish in Gochsheim, Germany
On target: safely, quickly and efficiently. With these objectives, SSI SCHAEFER, as general contractor, is building the regional warehouse for the EDEKA Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen group in Gochsheim, Germany. Taking this expansive step, the German wholesaler is responding to the continuously growing sales volume and is ensuring a future-proof supply for relevant markets. As early as May 2021, the new, semi-automated logistics complex, with a sophisticated picking area directly integrated into the steel construction, will commence operation. Future-focused planning and a streamlined project management contributed to the successful implementation of the project.
The new, semi-automated work station system Advanced Pick Station one-level by SSI SCHAEFER enables ergonomic and safe picking of heavy and fragile products, which cannot be thrown or must be handled using both hands. The system significantly reduces picking errors and its design meets all ergonomic requirements, as proven in a scientific study carried out by the Institute for Ergonomics & Human Factors at the Technical University of Darmstadt.READ MORE
To meet the increasing demands of modern warehousing, SSI SCHAEFER has optimized and re-designed the proven shuttle system SSI Cuby in both technology and design. The increased travel speed of the improved SSI Cuby now enables even faster storage and retrieval in the compact automatic storage system. The standardized one-level shuttle is the ideal solution for fully-automatic and highly efficient storage of small load carriers with a load weight of up to 35 kg. Thanks to high storage density, availability rate and reliability of the system, the SSI Cuby offers a unique price-performance ratio compared to the overall investment.READ MORE
Dahl, one of the leading wholesaler and trading companies in plumbing, pipes, ground work, cooling, property and tools has selected SSI Schaefer as a supplier for its new central warehouse to cover the Swedish market.READ MORE
Participation in AGV Mesh-Up of VDMA
During the IFOY Test Camps Intralogistics, the “AGV Mesh-Up” organized by the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association will take place in Dortmund on March 25 and 26, 2021. A project team consisting of users and manufacturers of AGVs will present the new interface VDA 5050, which allows vehicles to move via different navigation modes while communicating with a superordinate guidance system in a common data language. SSI SCHAEFER participates in the VDA 5050 interface project and is a member of specific project teams. At the first live test of the collaborative “AGV Mesh-Up”, SSI SCHAEFER is represented via the automated guided vehicle (AGV) WEASEL®, demonstrating a high level of innovation and software expertise.
The bilstein group, based in Ennepetal, Germany, is investing in an additional logistics center at its Gelsenkirchen site in order to ensure the global availability of its products and services, both now and in the future. The leading specialist in the independent aftermarket for passenger cars and commercial vehicles is once again counting on the manufacturing expertise of the reliable partner and intralogistics expert, SSI SCHAEFER, for the construction of this in-house steel structure for manual and fully automatic systems.READ MORE
SSI SCHAEFER strengthens its customers' logistics with sustainable solutions and contributes to achieving the climate goals of the United Nations (UNSDG).READ MORE
SSI SCHAEFER created the concept for a new logistics center for the CHIRON Group at the production site Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany. The project aims at supplying the installation work stations more efficiently. The system layout is designed for a step by step implementation towards automation. The manual warehouse equipment such as pallet racks and static racks by SSI SCHAEFER are the perfect basis for this plan.READ MORE
Kastner & Öhler, one of the largest fashion and sports providers in Austria, has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER with equipping its central warehouse in Graz. The flexibly expandable solution to be implemented will facilitate shorter delivery times while enabling considerable efficiency increases for order processing for the growing online business.READ MORE
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, one of Continental Europe’s leading online pharmacies, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to equip their new logistics center in Sevenum, the Netherlands. The highly automated solution will increase the possible shipping volume to more than 35 million parcels per year and has been designed for zero-error tolerance and 24/7 operations. The investment is in the medium double-digit million range.READ MORE
Apotea, Sweden’s first full-scale online pharmacy, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to expand the existing warehouse solution to cover the increased demand. The company is well known for adopting the innovations presented on the market. In recent years, Apotea has built an environmentally friendly logistics center and installed an automated system from SSI SCHAEFER to keep up with rapid growth. With the new warehouse solution, the fast-growing online pharmacy will be able to ship around 700,000 packages a month.READ MORE
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. The logistics service provider offers innovative and sustainable supply chain solutions for temperature-controlled storage and distribution of food related products, such as fish, meat, fruit, fruit juice and juice concentrate, milk and potato products. SSI SCHAEFER has proven to be a reliable partner in past joint projects, which led to the awarded project.READ MORE
SSI Schaefer and ORCA Redefine Disaster Preparedness in the Philippines With Typhoon and Seismic-proof Cold-Chain Infrastructure
The Philippines only fully automated cold chain storage facility proves that thoughtful design and innovative technology can ensure food security and supply chain continuity even during Typhoon Vamco.
The strong growth and global orientation of SSI SCHAEFER result in a worldwide investment boost for the company: New employees, prestigious buildings, and state-of-the-art production facilities – the intralogistics specialist has a lot going on around the globe, and developments are continuously being reported. Currently, one of the greatest milestones is the construction of new buildings at the existing locations Giebelstadt and Friesach, which will not only create more space for new employees, but will also support a modern corporate culture. The very popular sector of Customer Services & Support in Graz has also moved into a new space, given that its number of employees more than doubled in a short time.READ MORE
Before the global COVID-19 pandemic, e-commerce was on a track to reach 22% of all purchases by 2023 according to a study conducted eMarketer. Amazon and other large retail giants contributed to the consumer shift by offering free online shipping and same day deliveries. COVID-19 is expected to further accelerate the adoption of e-commerce and cause a permanent change in buying patterns. Many would-be brick and mortar shoppers are trying e-commerce.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
The leading wholesaler and service provider Galexis AG ensures timely and consistent drug supply of all partners in the Swiss health sector. High-quality, modern intralogistics guarantees high customer satisfaction and successful market presence. In order to be prepared for future requirements, the distribution center in Lausanne-Ecublens is comprehensively expanded. The distribution center in Niederbipp has already been expanded.READ MORE
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 aims at increasing storage capacity, picking efficiency and dispatch production.READ MORE