Automated deep-freeze high bay warehouse

Case Study Hochreiter in Austria

Food products require special care and attention, meaning that food logistics presents companies with unique challenges. These include high quality, freshness, and hygiene standards as well as factors such as cost-effectiveness and efficiency, which largely define the logistics processes. To achieve an efficient material flow, Hochreiter has decided to enhance its intralogistics operations using automated warehouse technology from SSI SCHAEFER.


The central element of the system concept for Hochreiter is the high bay warehouse with two storage-retrieval machines and an Orbiter channel vehicle.

  • Implementation of a high bay warehouse for frozen products with a link to the production lines

  • Increase in warehouse and throughput capacities

  • Reduction of employee workload in a challenging working environment

  • Reduction of potential human error in order completion thanks to a high degree of automation 

  • Ensure a continuous cold chain

  • Fully automated processes, from the raw material stock to staging for dispatch High-quality service at an attractive price

WAMAS® logistics software from SSI SCHAEFER ensures optimum control of the
logistics processes within the warehouse. WAMAS represents the warehouse management and material flow system and functions as a complete solution. The technological and functional strengths of WAMAS are reflected in the fact that WAMAS combines a wide variety of automated storage and picking devices with manual storage and picking systems, whilst also guaranteeing the optimization of goods flows across all areas and processes. It is also capable of managing resources
across the various warehouse areas.