Market Sector Food & Beverage



This custom solution combines the creation of a logistics concept, a seamless execution and planning, and the turn-key construction of a central warehouse. The new build comprises roof and wall coverings, standard building services like sprinkler systems and the base foundation. Furthermore, traditional SSI SCHAEFER automation system components like a pallet conveying system, storage and retrieval machines, and the high-bay warehouse – including a special flavoring warehouse and manually operated rack systems were included in the construction. To visualize the processes and workflows and to control, monitor, and optimize productivity, HARIBO uses WAMAS® Lighthouse from SSI SCHAEFER. Freely configurable dashboards enable visualization of the logistics cycle, while the display of key performance indicators makes logistics processes more efficient. In addition, SSI SCHAEFER has set up goods-in, goods-out, and loading areas. A semi-automated, order-specific picking area, an assembly area, and manual warehouse areas span several floors. Internal transport is carried out by two rail-guided vehicle systems and a pallet conveying system.

To enable direct delivery of pallets from production, a bridge links the production building to the logistics center. The central warehouse encompasses two stories. In conjunction with the condensed storage design, there is a second advantage, which enables important material flows to link the high-bay warehouse to adjacent logistics areas. These two levels provide a natural redundancy, which means all areas can be supplied and emptied safely at any time. This offers HARIBO a high level of safety and a high level of service in its daily customer deliveries. Suppliers from numerous European countries are bringing goods to the new distribution center, which primarily serves Germany, France, and the Benelux states. In the past, the confectionary producer operated several external warehouses, which are now being gradually phased out and replaced by the new central warehouse in Grafschaft and a smaller high-bay warehouse at the Solingen site.