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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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Automated Guided Vehicle Weasel at C+C Krug

WEASEL® at IFOY Test Camp Intralogistics

Participation in AGV Mesh-Up of VDMA
During the IFOY Test Camps Intralogistics, the “AGV Mesh-Up” organized by the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association will take place in Dortmund on March 25 and 26, 2021. A project team consisting of users and manufacturers of AGVs will present the new interface VDA 5050, which allows vehicles to move via different navigation modes while communicating with a superordinate guidance system in a common data language. SSI SCHAEFER participates in the VDA 5050 interface project and is a member of specific project teams. At the first live test of the collaborative “AGV Mesh-Up”, SSI SCHAEFER is represented via the automated guided vehicle (AGV) WEASEL®, demonstrating a high level of innovation and software expertise.

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Intralogistics steel construction for new logistics center, Bilstein group

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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50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders - a race we can win

SSI SCHAEFER supports the climate goals of the UN

SSI SCHAEFER strengthens its customers' logistics with sustainable solutions and contributes to achieving the climate goals of the United Nations (UNSDG).

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CHIRON Group, Neuhausen ob Eck

Chiron plans ahead to gradually automate and extend storage solutions

SSI SCHAEFER created the concept for a new logistics center for the CHIRON Group at the production site Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany. The project aims at supplying the installation work stations more efficiently. The system layout is designed for a step by step implementation towards automation. The manual warehouse equipment such as pallet racks and static racks by SSI SCHAEFER are the perfect basis for this plan.

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Kastner & Öhler © Lupi-Spuma, fashion, e-commerce, order intake, press, 2020,

Kastner & Öhler Opts for SSI SCHAEFER for Extending their Central Warehouse

Kastner & Öhler, one of the largest fashion and sports providers in Austria, has commissioned SSI SCHAEFER with equipping its central warehouse in Graz. The flexibly expandable solution to be implemented will facilitate shorter delivery times while enabling considerable efficiency increases for order processing for the growing online business.

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A-Frame at Apotea

Apotea expands its automated warehouse solution with SSI SCHAEFER

Apotea, Sweden’s first full-scale online pharmacy, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to expand the existing warehouse solution to cover the increased demand. The company is well known for adopting the innovations presented on the market. In recent years, Apotea has built an environmentally friendly logistics center and installed an automated system from SSI SCHAEFER to keep up with rapid growth. With the new warehouse solution, the fast-growing online pharmacy will be able to ship around 700,000 packages a month.

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Kloosterboer coolport 2, Rotterdam NL
High Bay Cold Storage Facility

SSI SCHAEFER builds a high bay cold storage facility for Kloosterboer

Kloosterboer, one of the leading logistics service providers in Western Europe, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER with the supply and construction of steelwork for an impressive deep-freeze warehouse located in Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The logistics service provider offers innovative and sustainable supply chain solutions for temperature-controlled storage and distribution of food related products, such as fish, meat, fruit, fruit juice and juice concentrate, milk and potato products. SSI SCHAEFER has proven to be a reliable partner in past joint projects, which led to the awarded project.

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Checking status of conveying system

Resilience and Preparedness Through Disaster-proof Cold-Chain Infrastructure

SSI Schaefer and ORCA Redefine Disaster Preparedness in the Philippines With Typhoon and Seismic-proof Cold-Chain Infrastructure
The Philippines only fully automated cold chain storage facility proves that thoughtful design and innovative technology can ensure food security and supply chain continuity even during Typhoon Vamco.

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Lyko Group AB implements automation solution again with SSI SCHAEFER

Lyko Group AB, Nordic region's leading player in beauty and hair care based in Sweden, once again relies on the expertise of SSI SCHAEFER. The company is investing in an expansion of the previously developed automated warehouse solution.

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©Coop Sverige AB 2020

Coop invests in one of the largest automation solutions in the world

Coop, one of the leading food retailers in Sweden, chose SSI SCHAEFER as their general contractor for intralogistics to provide a cutting-edge, energy-efficient and highly automated logistics solution for their new 77,000 m² distribution center in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

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Automated pouch sorter systems SSI Carrier

Processing Cyber Days Order Volume Efficiently

Before the global COVID-19 pandemic, e-commerce was on a track to reach 22% of all purchases by 2023 according to a study conducted eMarketer. Amazon and other large retail giants contributed to the consumer shift by offering free online shipping and same day deliveries. COVID-19 is expected to further accelerate the adoption of e-commerce and cause a permanent change in buying patterns. Many would-be brick and mortar shoppers are trying e-commerce.

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50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders

SSI SCHAEFER joins the “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders” Initiative

SSI SCHAEFER joins the “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders” initiative, to raise a voice for sustainable, economical, and future-proof material handling solutions. #Think Tomorrow.

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3D depiction EDEKA Gochsheim

The EDEKA Group Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen commissioned SSI SCHAEFER

The EDEKA Group Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen expands and automates their regional warehouse in Gochsheim, Germany with SSI SCHAEFER.

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New logistics center of La Costena in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico

SSI SCHAEFER and La Costeña®: Breaking logistics paradigms

In order to break logistics paradigms and modify their current supply chain, La Costeña, one of the biggest manufacturers of canned food in Mexico, worked together with SSI SCHAEFER to develop a major logistics solution that aims at increasing storage capacity, picking efficiency and dispatch production.

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Intralogistics Expansion at Galexis with SSI SCHAEFER as long-term Partnerland

High-quality, modern intralogistics expansion at Galaxis

The leading wholesaler and service provider Galexis AG ensures timely and consistent drug supply of all partners in the Swiss health sector. High-quality, modern intralogistics guarantees high customer satisfaction and successful market presence. In order to be prepared for future requirements, the distribution center in Lausanne-Ecublens is comprehensively expanded. The distribution center in Niederbipp has already been expanded.

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 Philippines launches first-ever automated cold chain facility ORCA

Philippines launches first-ever automated cold chain facility ORCA

SSI SCHAEFER, the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, in cooperation with ORCA, the Philippines’ pioneering cold chain solutions provider, announced the opening of the country’s first world-class cold chain storage system in February 2020. In the heart of metro Manila’s industrial zone, the ORCA Taguig facility significantly increases the country's logistics capacity and preparedness for unforeseen events.

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Vertical Lift Module SSI LOGIMAT®

Koenig & Bauer ordered SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER

Koenig & Bauer (AT) GmbH takes a step further towards automation with SSI SCHAEFER and modernizes the Maria Enzersdorf location. The printing press manufacturer commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to supply and install a semi-automated solution with 13 SSI LOGIMAT Vertical Lift Modules for small parts vertical and efficient item picking.

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Vertical Lift Module SSI LOGIMAT® at C+C Krug

C+C Krug: Path to Automation

The plastic electroplating specialist C+C Krug GmbH took the path to semi-automation of logistics processes together with SSI SCHAEFER. Three SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules, two automated guided vehicles, type WEASEL® and a short bin conveying system ensure efficient processes between warehouse and production. The warehouse equipment has been designed for expansion.

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SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE commissioned SSI Schaefer with highly automated solution

SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, one of Continental Europe’s leading online pharmacies, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to equip their new logistics center in Sevenum, the Netherlands. The highly automated solution will increase the possible shipping volume to more than 35 million parcels per year and has been designed for zero-error tolerance and 24/7 operations. The investment is in the medium double-digit million range.

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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.

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Produktneuheit 2018: SSI Flexi Shuttle

Flexibility in Every Aspect

SSI SCHAEFER, one of the global market leaders and innovators in the intralogistics sector, continues to expand its comprehensive shuttle portfolio for small load carriers with the innovative SSI Flexi. The new solution will be unveiled at the intralogistics trade show, LogiMAT 2018. Powered by supercapacitors, the innovative single-level shuttle system can handle a variety of stored goods with a storage capacity of up to 50 kg, thanks to the adjustable-width load handling device (LHD). The unique feature of this system is the dynamically adaptable storage location sizes according to the dimensions of the stored goods. This feature is possible thanks to flexible positioning in the racking system.

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Robotics Copyright Becker Medien, teampenta

Trend Report Robotics

Intelligent Robotics Applications as Key to High-performance Overall Solutions in Intralogistics
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. Numerous trading companies and increasingly also the industry opt for robotics application in logistics.

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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.

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Future city

Priority for the health of employees and customers

Measures for the current development of the Novel Coronavirus

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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 https://virtual.ssi-schaefer.com/en/start

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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