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Singapore’s Largest Fully Automated Cold Storage at Tee Yih Jia Food Hub

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”.

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SSI SCHAEFER supplies a Heavy-Duty Mobile Racking System to Offergeld Logistik

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.

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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.

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SSI SCHAEFER showcases its pharmaceutical solution at the Girp Conference

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.

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Australia's ambassador visits SSI SCHAEFER

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.

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Rack Inspection

Rack Inspections for Greater Safety in the Warehouse

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.

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Scalable solution for omnichannel logistics in pharmaceutical distribution

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.

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SSI SCHAEFER automates warehouse for ZF Foton

PRESS RELEASE SSI SCHAEFER AUTOMATES WAREHOUSE FOR ZF FOTON

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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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SSI SCHÄFER and SWAN

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.

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ASKO

Grocery, Logistics, Sustainability: Customised Solution for Absolute Sequence

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.”

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Warehouse Extension Sievi, Finland

Sievi invests in an automation solution from SSI SCHAEFER

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.

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CCA Coca-Cola Amatil Richlands Brisbane Site

SSI SCHAEFER proud to partner with Coca-Cola Amatil

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.

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RL-KLT GGV

Transporting dangerous goods safely

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.

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EDEKA Gochsheim

EDEKA Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen extends and automates with SSI SCHAEFER:

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.

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bilstein group - Home straight reached, miniload steelwork completed

SSI SCHAEFER completes rack construction of automated miniload system (ASPW) for bilstein group on time

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Advanced Pick Station one-level

Health-preserving picking for more efficiency

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.

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Automated Guided Vehicle Weasel at C+C Krug

WEASEL® at IFOY Test Camp Intralogistics

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.

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Shuttle System Cuby with up to 36 storage levels

Shuttle system SSI Cuby – faster, more efficient and with a new design

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.

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Dahl project, PR 2021

SSI SCHAEFER partnering with Dahl to create highly automated warehouse

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.

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For the intralogistics steel construction for the new logistics center, the

Solid Logistics Structure for Rapid Order Processing at the bilstein group

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.

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50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders - a race we can win

SSI SCHAEFER supports the climate goals of the UN

SSI SCHAEFER strengthens its customers' logistics with sustainable solutions and contributes to achieving the climate goals of the United Nations (UNSDG).

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CHIRON Group, Neuhausen ob Eck

Chiron plans ahead to gradually automate and extend storage solutions

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.

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Kastner & Öhler © Lupi-Spuma, fashion, e-commerce, order intake, press, 2020,

Kastner & Öhler Opts for SSI SCHAEFER for Extending their Central Warehouse

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.

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SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE commissioned SSI Schäfer with highly automated solution

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.

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A-Frame at Apotea

Apotea expands its automated warehouse solution with SSI SCHAEFER

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.

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High Bay Cold Storage Facility

SSI SCHAEFER builds a high bay cold storage facility for 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. 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.

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Resilience and Preparedness Through Disaster-proof Cold-Chain Infrastructure

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.

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Automated pouch sorter systems SSI Carrier

Processing Cyber Days Order Volume Efficiently

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.

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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.

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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.

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Vertical Lift Module LogiMat®

Koenig & Bauer ordered SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER

Koenig & Bauer (AT) GmbH takes a step further towards automation with SSI SCHAEFER and modernizes the Maria Enzersdorf location. The printing press manufacturer commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to supply and install a semi-automated solution with 13 SSI LOGIMAT Vertical Lift Modules for small parts vertical and efficient item picking.

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New logistics center of La Costena in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico

SSI SCHAEFER and La Costeña®: Breaking logistics paradigms

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.

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3D depiction EDEKA Gochsheim

The EDEKA Group Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen commissioned SSI SCHAEFER

The EDEKA Group Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen expands and automates their regional warehouse in Gochsheim, Germany with SSI SCHAEFER.

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Aerial vue of Galexis AG in Niederbipp, Switzerland

High-quality, modern intralogistics expansion at Galaxis

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.

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Orca

Philippines launches first-ever automated cold chain facility ORCA

SSI SCHAEFER, the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, in cooperation with ORCA, the Philippines’ pioneering cold chain solutions provider, announced the opening of the country’s first world-class cold chain storage system in February 2020. In the heart of metro Manila’s industrial zone, the ORCA Taguig facility significantly increases the country's logistics capacity and preparedness for unforeseen events.

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Harald Rackel

Harald Rackel appointed COO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group

Rackel completes the C-Suite Management Team for the SSI SCHAEFER Group

The Advisory Board of the SSI SCHAEFER Group has appointed Mr Harald Rackel as COO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group. Mr Rackel will start his position at SSI SCHAEFER on 1 October 2020.

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Trend Report Robotics

Intelligent Robotics Applications as Key to High-performance Overall Solutions in Intralogistics

Requirements for logistics are permanently increasing: Trends such as growing individualization of products, lot size 1, high delivery capacity and short order processing and delivery times, but also external influences such as demographic changes and the consequential loss of workforce call for high-performance intralogistics. Numerous trading companies and increasingly also the industry opt for robotics application in logistics. This way, human beings can be relieved of hardly ergonomic or physically demanding activities as they are automated. Multiple-shift operations with up to 24/7 availability can be realized. The options range from automatic palletization or depalletization and separation of products to highly dynamic solutions for efficient piece picking. It is crucial to consider the entire material flow and to not limit robots to individual processes in the chain, but to integrate them into an automated intralogistics overall solution. This is the only way operators can benefit from the vast array of advantages.

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