Press & News

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

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.

CGI Highlight image with high-bay racking, robots and conveying process

Trend Report Robotics

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.

SSI Exyz

Planning for the Unexpected

SSI Schaefer and Partners Grow Cold-Chain Capacity in South-East Asia's F&B Industry, adding 145 Million kg in Capacity in Two Years.
Philippines first cold-chain solutions provider, powered by SSI Schaefer, enters operation, significantly boosting capacity and preparedness for unforeseen events.

Future city

Priority for the health of employees and customers

Measures for the current development of the Novel Coronavirus

SSI SCHAEFER and BD Rowa™ extend cooperation

Proven collaboration: SSI Schaefer and BD Rowa™ extend cooperation

One of the worldwide leading solution providers of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, SSI Schaefer, and the solution provider of automatic picking and digital applications, BD Rowa, will continue to cooperate. The two companies extended the corresponding contract by five more years. The aim of the cooperation is to provide customers in the healthcare sector with an overall solution to prepare them for future processes, such as e-prescriptions or establishing Hub & Spoke models.

LogiMAT 2020 - Virtual Booth

SSI SCHAEFER Launches Virtual Stand for LogiMAT 2020

SSI SCHAEFER launches a virtual stand giving current clients and interested companies a glimpse of software technology and equipment solutions. Since LogiMAT trade fair was canceled, SSI SCHAEFER is highlighting products and solutions slated to demonstrate the latest innovation in products and services. Our team of experts demonstrate key technologies and offer personal dialogue with our specialists. Individual consulting and information are part of the virtual experience – just like the exhibition was intended. Visit us at

SSI SCHÄFER as exhibitor at LogiMAT 2020

Employee Safety Concerns Prompt SSI SCHAEFER to Cancel LogiMAT Participation

In the light of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the SSI SCHAEFER Group cancels the participation in the intralogistics trade fair LogiMAT. The health of employees and customers is more important. SSI SCHAEFER will participate with customers and interested fair visitors by offering a virtual fair stand. This digital presentation will include key technologies as well as the option for a personal consultation with experts.

News and press

Steffen BERSCH new CEO of SSI SCHAEFER Group

SSI SCHAEFER wins internationally experienced manager as CEO
The positions of the Group's Management Board have now been effectively filled.


Update special edition Healthcare & Cosmetics

High-value products, complete and traceable docu­mentation, along with a complex operational frame­work place high demands on the intralogistics of manufacturing and distribution in both healthcare and cosmetics industries. Compliance guarantees essential patient safety and can make the decisive advantage in competitive markets.
SSI SCHAEFER is firmly committed to safety by providing complete documentation of prescription drugs throughout the entire warehouse.

Carhartt WIP 3D Depiction

SSI SCHAEFER extends logistics center of fashion company Carhartt WIP

As general contractor for intralogistics, SSI SCHAEFER provides a new logistics building for Work in Progress Textilhandels GmbH (Carhartt WIP), including a Cuby shuttle system, a compact bin and carton conveying system as well as picking locations with sequencing tower. Furthermore, the existing automated shipping buffer will be extended and connected to the new system technology.

SSI Flexi Shuttle
The scalable single-level shuttle designed for use in highly

The 2019 German Design Award for SSI Flexi

SSI Schaefer has been named winner of the 2019 German Design Award in the industry category for its innovative SSI Flexi Shuttle by the German Design Council.



On the 11 September 2019, SSI SCHAEFER received the category award “Storage Systems Partner of the Year Award” in the Equipment and Technology System Partners Segment at the Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Awards 2019, held at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore.

Future city

SSI SCHAEFER is Investing in the Future

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.

Office Depot Großostheim external view

Optimized order processing and increased performance in only five weeks

In only five weeks, SSI SCHAEFER’s Customer Service & Support (CSS) team completed a retrofit project for Office Depot to adapt the system in the existing distribution center in Großostheim, Germany, to the current challenges of the company. Intelligent material flows, the extension of the picking stations and an increase of the storage capacities effectively improved the efficiency of Office Depot’s logistics center.

A total of 7 Schäfer Miniload Crane (SMC) storage and retrieval machines take

Doubling productivity

The pet supplier Fressnapf opted for a sustainable system concept and SSI SCHAEFER's intralogistics competence when extending their European distribution center. Thanks to the holistic automation solution, Fressnapf was able to more than double their capacities, dynamics and productivity in order processing.