Warehouse Automation

Warehouse Automation

By automating the entire warehouse system or part of the warehouse, customers can lay the foundation for more efficient in-house material flows and enhance their productivity. In the age of e-commerce, warehouse automation is an especially important competitive factor that plays a vital role a company’s success. SSI SCHAEFER develops tailored automation solutions that will enable your company to achieve better results.


The changing requirements arising from a market heavily influenced by online commerce also increase the requirements for a company’s intralogistics. This can only be addressed through efficient processes and a specifically tailored degree of automation. Automating warehouse systems is an important step toward enabling companies to increase the efficiency of their internal material flows and adapt to the demands of the modern market situation. Picking represents one of the most cost-intensive areas of intralogistics. Fully or partially automated solutions can significantly improve and accelerate these procedures. This ultimately results in more efficient company processes, increasing productivity, lower costs along with shorter delivery times. Whether small or mid-sized companies or multinational corporations: these are critical factors for maintaining and strengthening the company’s competitiveness in the age of e-commerce.

At SSI SCHAEFER, we are absolutely dedicated to our customers and strive to develop tailored and innovative solutions to address the challenges that you face in your business every day. Our broad spectrum of manual, partially and fully automated warehouse and logistics solutions serves to modify your warehouse system to meet your unique requirements. Combined, these solutions create a modular and integrated system. This system can be enhanced with flexible shuttle solutions, auto-guided transport, highly dynamic bag sorting systems, robot applications and customized picking systems to ensure efficient human-machine interaction.

Flexible shuttle solutions
Shuttle systems are a central element of modern intralogistics. These systems enable rapid material transport combined with short axis times. SSI SCHAEFER is one of the world’s leading providers of modular warehouse and logistics solutions. The portfolio spans a vast range of single and multi-level shuttles for pallets, trays, cartons and containers. Our shuttle systems are highly efficient for many applications involving highly dynamic, automated warehouses. They are predestined for use in warehouses with a vast range of articles.

FTS WEASEL® – the auto-guided transport system
WEASEL is the award-winning auto-guided transport system from SSI SCHAEFER. It is the ideal solution for automating transport tasks. This system can be integrated into almost any existing warehouse and provides safe and highly efficient transport of containers, cartons and hanging goods weighing up to 35 kg. It is also exceptionally flexible and can be connected to existing intralogistics solutions with minimal work.

SSI Carrier – the highly dynamic bag sorting system
SSI SCHAEFER has expanded its product spectrum for e-commerce and multi-channel of distribution. In the process, SSI SCHAEFER has developed an exceptionally compact and versatile overhead conveyor system for goods weighing a maximum of three kilograms. The innovative SSI Carrier System consists of the universal SSI Carrier for loads, a circulation and a buffer conveyor, diverters along with ergonomically optimized workstations based around the ergonomics@work!® concept for loading and unloading the carriers. These unify five functions into one drive system: transporting, accumulating, distributing, buffering and sorting.

As a family-run company, our approach and all of our activities are focused on the long term. This enables us to offer our customers the greatest-possible added value in connection with their investment. Warehouse automation also requires a long-term perspective and, thus, professional and detailed planning. Not only in a financial respect but also given the fact that the company defines the specific container types and articles that are processed in the warehouse for a long period of time. As an intralogistics expert, SSI SCHAEFER has extensive experience in warehouse automation. We advise customers regarding the ideal automation concept for their individual needs and with a view toward the future. Successive partial automation of the warehouse offers mid-sized companies, in particular, the means of keeping up with the incredible pace of many competitors in a globalized world. In the process, they can stabilize, consolidate and safeguard their success over the long term.


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