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Shelving Systems & Mobile Robot

“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, 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 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, VP Global Technology

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Flat Pack Picking - Copyright Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2021

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, CEO SSI SCHAEFER Group

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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Fully automated high-bay warehouse at Einhell

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.

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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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Expo 2020 Dubai Campus Germany

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.

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Shopping

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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Piece Picking Robot

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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High-bay warehouse

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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Misumi | Case Study | SSI SCHÄFER

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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