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SSI Mobile Robots at the Service of Lesage Prestige’s Material Flow

The Lesage Prestige family business, specializing in exceptional meats and delicatessen products, entrusts SSI SCHAEFER, a leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, with the reorganization and optimization of its order preparation. Their current facility in Chemy, France, enables them to deliver meat parcels within 24 to 48 hours. Following strong business growth Lesage chose SSI SCHAEFER to rethink their order picking activity by integrating a fleet of RackBot from the spectrum of SSI Mobile Robots in combination with PR 600 racking systems.


SSI Schaefer & ALP Galvanize Smart, Automated Logistics in SEA with New OMEGA Warehouse

SSI Schaefer, a global leader in intralogistics and automated warehouses, today announced its partnership with the Taiwan-based logistics property developer Ally Logistic Property (ALP) to deliver the core infrastructure at the heart of ALP's upcoming OMEGA 1 Bukit Raja.

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Desigual centralize operations of its distribution center with SSI Mobile Robots

In an effort to expand its logistics capacity and deploy efficient logistics management and technological innovations throughout the company, Desigual, an international fashion company based in Barcelona, has once again trusted SSI Schaefer.


SSI SCHAEFER Software WAMAS WMS successfully validated by Fraunhofer IML

The renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics has successfully validated the SSI SCHAEFER software WAMAS WMS (Warehouse Management System). With the help of the vendor-independent »Logistics IT Online Selection«, Fraunhofer IML supports companies in selecting the most suitable WMS and provider. With the validation signet, the quality of SSI SCHAEFER software solutions is now confirmed once again.

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SSI SCHAEFER with new Group Management Board

Effective October 15, 2023, Peter Edelmann has been appointed as the new CEO of leading intralogistics company SSI SCHAEFER. In this role, Peter Edelmann takes over from Steffen Bersch, who has led the company for the past three and a half years. As a further member of the two-member Group Executive Board, Olaf Hedden has been appointed CFO. He will also take over on October 15, 2023, succeeding Bruno Krauss.


SSI SCHAEFER publishes Sustainability Report 2022

SSI SCHAEFER Group, a leading global solution provider for all areas of intralogistics, today published its second sustainability report. The report documents the company's progress in 2022 towards a more sustainable future. Activities focused on implementing measures that were defined in the sustainability strategy developed back in 2021. The sustainability strategy takes equal account of ecological, social and economic aspects.


SSI SCHAEFER at CeMAT Australia 2023

SSI Schaefer, a global leader in intralogistics and automated warehouses, is attending CeMAT Australia 2023 on July 25-27. At this year’s show, the brand — known worldwide as a full-service, one-stop shop for end-to-end supply chain solutions — is demonstrating how a holistic, customised approach to automating and future-proofing warehouses can address the many challenges warehouse managers face today and in the near future.

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Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Continues Technology Partnership with SSI SCHAEFER

Supply quality and first-class on-site services are crucial if retail pharmacies are to survive in the face of online competition. Therefore, the role of pharmaceutical wholesalers is also significant – they need to ensure not only high product availability, but also the fastest possible delivery. The company in this example has tailored its fulfillment concept precisely to these demands and implemented it with state-of-the-art technology from its long-term intralogistics partner SSI SCHAEFER. The latest highlight is the installed A-Frame with integrated product verification. This highly efficient, fully automated picking system provides up to 40,000 drug packages per hour during peak times on an order-by-order basis while meeting the pharmaceutical industry’s high standards.


DS AUTOMOTION honored with IFOY Award 2023

DS Automotion, subsidiary of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, has been awarded the IFOY Award 2023 (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award). In the category "Intralogistics Software", the vehicle software ARCOS convinced the jury and prevailed against the competitors: ARCOS enables AGV and AMR fleets for the first time to drive with variable zone-based fixed lane guidance, lane guidance with flexible avoidance as well as with free navigation using one vehicle software. The efficient solution can also integrate vehicles from other manufacturers via the VDA 5050 interface.


SSI SCHAEFER continues to be listed as a Challenger

In the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Neunkirchen (Germany) / Friesach (Austria) – 11th July 2023. For the third consecutive year, analysts at Gartner have positioned SSI SCHAEFER as a Challenger in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (May 2023).


Embracing the Future of Manufacturing

SSI SCHAEFER and Singapore Polytechnic Collaborate to Promote Advanced Manufacturing Learning Journey (AMLJ)


A Single-Piece Picking Robot for Maximum Performance Down to Every Second

SSI SCHAEFER is launching a fully automated piece picking system with numerous innovative features – the SSI Piece Picking application. This versatile solution, which includes a dedicated smart software, boasts advanced functions such as pick-and-place, object recognition using artificial intelligence (AI), a patented gripping point determination, and extremely gentle product handling. The intelligent robotic cell, which can combine with other SSI SCHAEFER components, was debuted in Stuttgart from April 25 to 27 at LogiMAT, Europe’s leading material handling trade show.


State-of-the-Art Automated Roaming Shuttle in Dubai

SSI SCHAEFER, the global leader of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, and Brands for Less announced the successful implementation of the first automated Roaming Shuttle in their distribution center facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The groundbreaking solution comprises a VNA selective storage system for 4,350 pallets and an automated bin storage system with 123,000 totes and it is set to revolutionize the retail logistics landscape, offering significant improvements in efficiency, storage optimization, and cost reduction for businesses in the industry.


Harnessing the E-commerce Boom: SSI Schaefer at Seamless Middle East 2023

SSI Schaefer, a leading provider of turnkey solutions for intralogistics, is offering exclusive, complementary one-on-one sessions with its experts at Seamless Middle East 2023, aimed at helping retailers and distributors navigate the rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape in the region and beyond. Sessions will offer tailored, individualized insights to optimize intralogistics for e-commerce and to explore the path to warehouse automation.


Future-proof intralogistics with SSI Schaefer at LogiMAT 2023

Particularly in dynamic times characterized by crises, logistics steps up to deliver strategic competitive advantage. As one of the market leaders, SSI Schaefer's trade fair presence at LogiMAT 2023 in Stuttgart, Germany, shows how its customers are well positioned for the future with comprehensive systems and solutions.


SSI Schaefer Spotlights Path to Automation at Korea MAT 2023

SSI Schaefer, a leading provider of turnkey solutions for intralogistics, is announcing three seminars it will hold on April 19 during Korea MAT 2023. Hosted in both Korean and English, the company is sharing its robust expertise to empower warehouse managers across industries to make well-informed decisions on their journey from manual to automation.

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Plug & Play Solution for Rapid Picking

To speed up logistics processes and reduce costs, partial automation options are worth considering. SSI SCHAEFER stands by as an advisory partner in this situation. The intralogistics specialist, offering intelligent system combinations for typical requirements in smaller and medium-sized companies, with a straightforward Plug & Play approach and at attractive prices. SSI mobile robots are a good choice for faster picking in combination with shelving systems.

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“Plug & Play” solutions for partial automation of logistics processes

To speed up logistics processes and reduce costs, partial automation options are worth considering. As your partner, SSI SCHAEFER is available to advise you. An intralogistics specialist, SSI SCHAEFER not only provides equipment for complex logistics centers, but also offers intelligent combinations of logistics solutions for smaller and medium-sized companies interested in taking their first steps towards automation with straightforward “Plug & Play” components and at attractive prices.

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SSI SCHAEFER establishes Enterprise Lab together with Fraunhofer IML

Neunkirchen/Siegerland May 31, 2022 - The logistics industry faces many challenges: Urbanization and increasing traffic are making deliveries in city centers more difficult. At the same time, more and more people are ordering products online for subsequent delivery as quickly as possible and, at best, sustainably. The pandemic has further intensified this development. These megatrends require sustainable, technologically innovative solutions for logistics. In the newly founded Enterprise Lab, SSI SCHAEFER, one of the world's largest providers of intralogistics solutions, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, want to jointly research innovations for the future of logistics.


SSI SCHAEFER Launches Intralogistics Future with 5G Technology

With the integration of the new mobile communications standard 5G at the in-house Technology Center in Giebelstadt, SSI SCHAEFER is setting new standards and is underlining their claim to shape the future of intralogistics as technology and innovation leader. For future customer projects based on 5G technology, this means seamless roaming, highest connectivity and optimized value-added processes. This paves the way for company-wide networking on a uniform platform along the whole supply chain.

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LogiMAT 2022

In the age of e-commerce with maximum customer orientation and many services, order structures and throughput times in intralogistics have changed drastically. In order to transfer these multi-layered requirements into efficient logistics structures, companies need flexible logistics systems that work together in a perfect network, and these need to be controlled in transparent processes by powerful logistics software. SSI SCHAEFER covers this complex range and at LogiMAT 2022, it will present how its customers achieve a competitive advantage with future-proof intralogistics. Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group: "As a leading solution provider in the market, we aim to create value for our customers with innovative products, outstanding project work and in a trusting partnership that leads them safely into the intralogistics future."

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Dr. Martin Böhmer new VP Global Technology at SSI SCHAEFER

On April 1, 2022, Dr.-Ing. Martin Böhmer was made responsible for the worldwide innovation and technology management of the SSI SCHAEFER Group as Vice President Global Technology.

Mats Tornard, Coop Sweden

From manual to one of the largest automated distribution centers

In October 2020, Coop, one of the leading food retailers in Sweden, and SSI SCHAEFER, one of the world’s leading providers of intralogistics products and systems, announced the starting point of their long-term collaboration. In a conversation with Mats Tornard, Project Manager of Strategic Supply Chain at Coop, he talks about the project, its current state, and Coop’s goals for the future. Mats Tornard recapped the story of how and why Coop decided to go from a fully manual warehouse to one of the largest automated distribution centers in the world.

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SSI Schaefer Appoints New Managing Director In India

Following a new office opening in Thane, Maharashtra this year, the material handling system expert continues to build on its strategy of providing the most reliable and accessible warehouse logistics solutions to the market. SSI Schaefer has appointed a new managing director with a proven track record to drive the company’s growth and direction in India.

Flat Pack Picking

Modern Order Fulfillment for the Furniture Industry: Flat pack Picking

The scalable flat pack picking solution from SSI SCHAEFER is designed for fully automatic, efficient picking of heavy and bulky goods with gantry robots.

 Middle East's First Automated Pharmaceutical DC Facility in Saudi Arabia

Middle East's First Automated Pharmaceutical DC Facility in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA, 16 March 2022 -- SSI SCHAEFER, the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, in cooperation with Nahdi Medical Company, the Kingdom’s largest pharmaceutical retail chain, announced the implementation of the country’s first world-class pharmaceutical system in March 2022. In the heart of Jeddah’s industrial zone, the new facility significantly increases the country's logistics capacity and preparedness for safe and reliable pharmaceutical distribution.

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Intelligent and efficient robotics solution nominated for IFOY Award 2022

Flat Pack Picking is a unique, automated turnkey system solution, from a single source. The concept, developed by SSI SCHAEFER in partnership with Inter IKEA Intralogistics, IKEA Purchasing Services GmbH, has been successfully trailed in Germany and is now nominated for this year´s IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award).

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Significant increases in order intake and revenue in fiscal year 2021

Neunkirchen/Siegerland, Germany February 28, 2022– The SSI SCHAEFER Group, a leading international provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions with almost 10,000 employees, significantly increased its order intake and sales revenue in fiscal year 2021 based on preliminary figures. The strong performance in new business was driven by all four business units: Logistics Solutions, Products & Equipment, Customer Services, and Waste & Packaging. At just under EUR 2 billion, order intake was 17.5% higher than the previous year.

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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.

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Cutting-edge system technology for efficient order processing at Einhell

In Landau a. d. Isar in Germany, Einhell's new flagship logistics center was officially put into operation on November 12, 2021. The impressive, fully automated 43 meter high high-bay warehouse and was realized by SSI SCHAEFER as general contractor for the entire intralogistics. With the new distribution center, the leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art tools for home and garden has created the necessary conditions to handle the accelorating increasing number of orders in the long term in a sustainable, efficient, and fast way.

New automated logistics center in Denmark for retailer Schou

Moving on: Automated logistics solution for Schou

Schou, the largest Scandinavian retailer of non-food items, has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER as a general contractor for their new automated logistics center in Kolding, Denmark. The company’s business is B2B selling to the majority of Nordic retail chains and foreign retail customers.

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Innovative contribution to the sustainable supply of the city of the future

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.

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Distribution Center with State-of-the-Art Intralogistics Solution for Sportisimo

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.


Black Friday: Mastering exuberant order volumes efficiently even at peak times

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.

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Optimized piece picking solution by SSI SCHAEFER won Best of Industry Award 2021

The Best of Industry Award rewards innovations in industry. The piece picking solution by SSI SCHAEFER convinced with maximum process reliability and high performance in an online voting for the Best of Industry Award in the category „Betriebstechnik & Materiafluss (industrial engineering & material flow)“.

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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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Record-breaking retrofit at LANDI Switzerland

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.

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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.

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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.