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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.

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR WAREHOUSE FOR CYBER DAYS?

Go back five years in time and look at how you did your shopping then. Now compare it to your purchasing style today. No industry has ever changed as dramatically as retail after the introduction of e-commerce. Stores are open 24/7 both online and offline and consumers are ready to purchase 24/7 as well. This new type of retailing influences logistics a lot, as customers expect easy shopping, fast deliveries, smooth returns and quality customer service – no matter if they do their purchasing online or offline. Companies operating within retail meet these demands by optimizing their warehouse logistics.

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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.

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SSI SCHAEFER implements a state-of-the-art logistics center for MISUMI

MISUMI, a global manufacturer and leading provider of mechanical components and indirect materials for special machine construction and assembly automation, has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to implement a new logistics center in Frankfurt/Main. Until the beginning of 2020, the distribution center with a capacity for 450,000 items on more than 10,000 m2 of storage area will be built in several stages. Core elements of the system are an automated shuttle warehouse, a four-storied rack system, ergonomic work stations connected via a conveying system and the logistics software WAMAS®.

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Innovative predictive maintenance solution wins LOGISTRA Readers’ Choice Award

The Maintenance 4.0 for Intralogistics concept for condition monitoring and semi-automatic maintenance was developed by SSI SCHAEFER in partnership with Schaeffler. Now, the solution is among the winners of LOGISTRA magazine’s “LOGISTRA Best Practice: 2018 Innovations” Readers’ Choice Awards. The accolade underscores the inventive and future-proof design.

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SSI SCHAEFER WINS SUPPLY CHAIN ASIA AWARD FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW

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.

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SSI Schaefer - Supply Chain Enterprise Partner of the Year (Hardware)

SSI SCHAEFER has received the recognition as the Supply Chain Enterprise Partner of the Year (Hardware) at the Supply Chain Asia Industry Night and Awards 2016. This much coveted award aimed to recognize the company that can provide groundbreaking hardware to deliver the best results for the customers. SSI SCHAEFER, being one of the largest providers of material handling products and systems worldwide, is proud to have received this honor.

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SSI SCHÄFER awarded Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019

SSI SCHAEFER receives the “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019”

Every two years, Bosch honors the best of their suppliers from around the world with the “Bosch Global Supplier Award”. This year, SSI SCHAEFER received the award in the category "Purchasing of indirect materials", in the field of plastic injection moulding containers. Bosch rewards outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products or services – very important are quality, costs, innovation, and logistics. From its roughly 43,000 suppliers, Bosch awarded 47 suppliers from 15 countries.

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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.

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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.

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"Driving for Excellence"

SSI SCHAEFER Welcomes Formula 2 Driver Mick Schumacher as Brand Ambassador

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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.

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SSI Flexi wins German Design Award

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.

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Newly automated picking and shipping system for the logistics of BS-Apotheken

Sustainable logistics solution for faster order processing

SSI SCHAEFER implements a highly automated picking and shipping system for SANICARE, one of Germany's largest mail-order pharmacies. The new system handles more than half of the picking processes automatically. With a processing time of 20 minutes per parcel, up to 10,000 shipments leave the logistics center every day.

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UPDATE NO. 33

Ideas, Visions & Solutions For Intralogistics

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SSI SCHAEFER WINS AWARD FOR SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION OF THE YEAR

On 22 November 2018, the annual Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Awards were presented in 24 award categories in Singapore. SSI SCHAEFER, awarded with “Supply Chain Transformation of the Year (Projects)”, was recognized for its solution implementation in the Supply Chain City, which was judged based on the positive effects on transformation in terms of productivity, operating efficiency, and savings.

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SSI SCHÄFER partnership with Aviko

Warehousing Fries and More at Minus 25 °C with a Cold Storage Expansion

Deep-freeze logistics places huge demands on space utilization, performance, availability, and energy efficiency. To meet these requirements, Aviko, one of the global market leaders in frozen potato products, decided to expand and modernize existing plants and selected SSI SCHAEFER as the general contractor for intralogistics.

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SSI Schaefer deploys AGV fleet and more for Sun Garden distribution center
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SSI SCHAEFER deploys AGV fleet and more for Sun Garden distribution center

Sun Garden, headquartered in Neuenkirchen, Germany, is one of Europe’s market-leading manufacturers of mattresses and cushions. For a new distribution center at its production site in Malanów, Poland, the enterprise needed a one-stop intralogistics solution – and turned to SSI Schaefer for the answer. As an integral part of the solution, a fleet of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) will soon enable the flexible, obstacle-free transfer of goods.

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SYNERGY IN TECHNOLOGY

SSI SCHAEFER, one of the global market leaders and innovators in the intralogistics sector, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with global technology development distributor, Premier Farnell, to equip the company’s new Leeds Distribution Centre with a state-of-the-art order fulfillment solution.

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Focus Money award: SSI SCHAEFER honored as a leader in intralogistics innovation

SSI SCHAEFER, the world’s leading provider of products and solutions for internal material flows, has been named one of the nation’s most innovative companies by German news magazines Focus and Focus Money.

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SSI SCHAEFER RECEIVES SAP RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE

SSI SCHAEFER receives SAP Recognized Expertise in the Field of Supply Chain Management
SAP Germany SE honors SSI SCHAEFER with the SAP Recognized Expertise certificate, thereby confirming the extremely high competence level of the intralogistics expert for SAP solutions in supply chain management.

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In order to meet the increasing demand for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), SSI

SSI SCHAEFER expands on AGV competence

In order to meet the increasing demand for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), SSI SCHAEFER is expanding its product portfolio in this future-oriented area by cooperation with, and investment in, the Austrian AGV specialist DS AUTOMOTION.

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Update No. 32

Highlight projects and future-proof solutions | Why cloud computing requires trust | Product Spotlight – New Models of Success

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Incas becomes part of the SSI SCHAEFER group

Incas becomes part of the SSI SCHAEFER group

Neunkirchen - Vigliano Biellese – The German-based SSI SCHAEFER Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intralogistics products and solutions, has finalized the 100 % acquisition of Incas S.p.A., the leading Italian player in supply chain automation.

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SSI SCHAEFER MALAYSIA FACTORY CELEBRATES ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY

SSI SCHAEFER MALAYSIA FACTORY CELEBRATES ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY

Johor, Malaysia. Marking its 20th Anniversary this year, SSI SCHAEFER commemorates its first Asia factory’s momentous milestone with a celebration at the Pulai Spring and Resort on the 7 April 2018. Joined by over 500 invited guests, the celebration was officiated by SSI SCHAEFER’s Mr Brian Miles, Regional Managing Director, Asia/ MEA/ ANZ, and Mr Xavier Perello Pairada, Managing Director, South and South East Asia.

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Outstanding model for success: the innovative SSI Carrier has been named one of the "Best of 2018"

The patented SSI Carrier pouch sorter system from SSI SCHAEFER has now officially been named as one of the "Best of 2018" in the "Intralogistics & Production Logistics" category.

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State-of-the-art logistics center for pharmaceutical products

Postnord TPL AB, a leading provider of communication and logistics solutions in Scandinavia, and Apotek Hjärtat AB, opted for SSI SCHAEFER to provide the intralogistics for their central pharmaceutical logistics center in Norrköping, Sweden. The project includes material flow planning and a logistics concept, as well as equipping different warehouse areas with state-of-the-art automated systems, corresponding picking strategies and comprehensive software support. The tailor-made solution has also been designed for picking e-commerce orders.

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update 31

Now more than ever, consumers are demanding digital, tailor-made offerings, one-of-a-kind brand experiences, and rapid delivery. This is where intralogistics comes into play. And, it is not a commodity. It provides a key competitive advantage in highly contested markets – saving our customers precious time.

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SSI SCHAEFER Wins a Supply Chain Asia Award Once Again

On November 16, the annual Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Awards were presented in 24 categories in Singapore. The WEASEL® automated guided vehicle (AGV) from SSI SCHAEFER held its own against renowned competitors and received recognition as the “Supply Chain Innovation (Material Handling Equipment) of the Year”. Only solutions that had proven their worth in at least three reference applications and delivered visible results were nominated.

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Budweiser Expands its Operations with SSI SCHAEFER

Traditional Czech brewery Budweiser Budvar has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER as a general contractor to create and equip a new distribution center at its production site in České Budějovice (Budweis).

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