1937: How it all began
On 16th January 1937, the company “Fritz-Schäfer – fabrikmäßige Herstellung von Blechwaren aller Art” was officially registered in Burbach. Over the next 80 years the company would grow to become a global corporate group: SSI SCHAEFER.
1939: The initial success
The company was so successful that the first large production hall had to be added. By 1940 the company already had 20 employees.
1953: The milestone
The revolutionary storage fix box was developed. This was a stackable box with a viewing opening at the front.
1961/62: The internationalization begins
The first foreign branch was founded in Switzerland and the second soon followed in England.
1965: No fear of new markets
Fritz Schäfer now also produced static racks and pallet racks.
1972: Always one innovation ahead
The Euro fix box for conveying systems was launched. Other innovations in the following years:
• Shelves using the plug-in system
• Turning stackable containers
• High bay warehouses
2000–2001: Family growth
SSI SCHAEFER Noell and SSI SCHAEFER Peem diversified the company’s portfolio with automation solutions.
2002: The marriage of brands
The three companies merged to form the parent brand SSI SCHAEFER.
2008: Operations with a system
The software expert Salomon Automation became part of SSI SCHAEFER.
2010: Continuing rise
The Danish company Handler A/S, an expert for storage lifts, was acquired.
2015: Always in motion
SSI SCHAEFER took over the Belgian manufacturer of auto-guided transport systems, Motum.