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Latest news and press releases about product innovations, events and company information.


SSI SCHAEFER Implements High-Tech Distribution Center for IKEA®

Charlotte, NC – IKEA is breaking ground on a new distribution center in Montreal that will service both United States and Canada. The new center will support current IKEA retail formats but the new center will allow the furniture retailer to compete in e-commerce and smaller retail formats with faster service and greater storage capacity.

Ermanno Rondi, CEO Incas and Benno Reichmuth, CEO SW Europe for SSI SCHAEFER

Incas becomes part of the SSI SCHAEFER group

Charlotte, NC - Vigliano Biellese – The German based SSI SCHAEFER Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intralogistics products and solutions acquired Incas S.p.A.—a leading Italian automation and warehouse management software solutions provider.



SSI SCHAEFER, a leader in reusable packaging systems, announced today the appointment of Andy Schumacher as Vice President of Packaging Systems. Andy has been in the industry for almost 20 years and has a deep understanding of the industry. Andy’s market expertise and industry connections, sales acumen, and ability to build key relationships fit perfectly with the future vision of SSI SCHAEFER.

Effective immediately, Andy will take over the day-to-day responsibilities for the packaging group. “While we look forward to Andy’s leadership, the packaging team would like to thank Dave McCulloch for his years of dedication and service and wish him success in his future endeavors,” stated Arnold Heuzen, President of Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

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DSV Brings E-commerce Fulfillment Capabilities to Their Canadian Operations

SSI SCHAEFER is breaking ground on an e-commerce warehouse fulfillment redesign in Brampton, Ontario for DSV, a global 3PL provider. DSV Solutions business division in Canada chose SSI SCHAEFER to create an automated solution that supports the logistical needs of its various clients; with the primary driving force behind this particular facility upgrade being its health and beauty business segment. The redesigned facility will increase capabilities for DSV and provide room for future growth.


WAMAS® GO! Wins the 2017 MHPN Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award

WAMAS® GO! by SSI SCHAEFER was voted the top supply chain software by Material Handling Product News’ readers. In total, there were 13 award categories with multiple software companies competing for the top honor.


SSI SCHAEFER Expands Footprint in North American Headquarters

Schaefer Systems International, Inc., an industry leader in automation systems, material handling products, reusable packaging systems, and waste technology products, announced today the expansion of the North American headquarters facility located in Charlotte, NC.

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SSI SCHAEFER welcomes 1000th group of visitors to its Technology Center

On 16 May 2017, SSI SCHAEFER welcomed the 1000th group of visitors to the facility – representatives of bevh, Germany’s eCommerce and Mail Order Association. As Christian Milster, an expert for eCommerce and process management at bevh, stated: “We and our members gained unique insights into SSI SCHAEFER’s market-leading, state-of-the-art solutions. The guided tour of the highly advanced Technology Center in Giebelstadt left a profound impression.”

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Farla places trust in further LogiMat® lifts

Farla is an Italian cooperative that distributes medicines and parapharmaceuticals. It is headquartered in Latina and also has a site in Viterbo. It tasked SSI SCHAEFER with maximising space utilization and streamlining warehousing processes for slow-moving stock. Against this background, the intralogistics expert installed three LogiMat® vertical storage lifts.

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LET’S TALK: innovative live panel discussions

SSI SCHAEFER is adding an exciting new feature to its presence at the LogiMAT logistics trade fair, in Stuttgart, Germany, from 14 to 16 March 2017. The enterprise will host a series of panel discussions throughout the event. Entitled “LET’S TALK – SSI SCHAEFER’s Expert Panel”, these will explore key topics, with insights from logistics experts and opinion leaders.

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Greater focus on customer and market needs

At the LogiMAT trade fair, from 14th - 16th March 2017 in Stuttgart, SSI SCHAEFER will present its innovative system solutions for intralogistics, with a new, global sales structure for complete automated solutions and the new company SSI Schäfer IT Solutions GmbH.

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New name & focus: SSI Schäfer Automation GmbH

Markets and technologies are changing rapidly, with huge ramifications for intralogistics. There is increasing demand for solutions that can be implemented rapidly and tailored to the unique requirements of specific industries and customers. SSI SCHAEFER has responded to this challenge, adopting a new, more global sales structure and concentrating its expertise for automated end-to-end systems in SSI Schäfer Automation GmbH – effective from 1st January 2017.

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NextLevel Logistik: repeat order WEASEL® fleet

SSI SCHAEFER has delivered another fleet of WEASEL automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to fashion logistics service provider NextLevel Logistik® GmbH. The vehicles are being used in the picking area of a hanging goods warehouse.


Schüco: Automated intralogistics operations

SCHÜCO International KG, one of the world's leading specialists in window, door and façade technology, has contracted SSI SCHAEFER to expand its facilities for accessories and fittings logistics at the Metal division in Bielefeld.

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Intralogistics experienced first-hand in China

The SSI SCHAEFER Group is the first company in the sector to open a technology centre for the Chinese market in Kunshan near Shanghai. The facility – with a showroom, convention centre and development department – represents a crucial, strategic factor in tapping the growing market in the region.

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Now available: „Update“

How do you despatch frozen food and ensure freshness and a closed-loop supply chain at the same time? What impact do trends like Digitalization have on the market sector food & beverages? What logistics challenges is the Asian market facing? And how can logistics software help to optimize production and storage of lemonade? Please find answers to these challenges, further future-oriented ideas and solutions in SSI SCHAEFER’s company magazine,“Update”.