Construction work has officially begun – and within just a few, short months, the glass facade of SSI Schaefer’s new competence center at i_Park Klingholz near Giebelstadt in Bavaria will be visible from near and far. The intralogistics specialist first established a presence at the industrial park in 2000, and business continues to grow. The focus of operations at the Giebelstadt site is turnkey solutions for the international market, leveraging highly innovative, automated intralogistics solutions and corresponding logistics software. With its extensive performance, SSI Schaefer covers the entire value chain and develops versatile solutions in the industries of its customers. Its client base includes the French luxury leather goods brand Longchamp, which deploys an innovative fleet solution based on automatic guided vehicles (AGVs); beverage manufacturer Gerolsteiner, which now enjoys one of the most advanced compact warehouses in the drinks sector; and IKEA, for whom SSI Schaefer is currently building a cutting-edge distribution center in Montreal. At the same time, teams of dedicated experts continue to conduct research into pioneering systems based on Robotics, AGVs and Industry 4.0 technologies, while addressing the specific challenges of individual market sectors.
“We are successfully rolling out this strategy worldwide; it allows us to develop customer-specific products and to identify and respond early to new challenges,” state the managing directors, comprising Brigitte Thalmann, Peter Berlik and Peter Lambrecht. “In order to safeguard our ability to develop and implement customized high-tech solutions, we made a strategic decision to expand our Giebelstadt facility. The enhanced infrastructure, with a new office complex and a corresponding increase in headcount, is a key step in this journey.”
The five-story complex comprises a central element with two wings and is scheduled for completion in 2020. It will offer 7,000 m² of space suitable for 450 office workstations, plus conference rooms. The state-of-the-art building will enable SSI Schaefer to effectively address its growing business needs.
The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs approximately 10,500 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen (Germany), at more than ten domestic and international production sites, and at approximately 70 worldwide operative subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers‘ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics.
SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses, industrial plants, workshops and offices. Its portfolio includes manual and automated solutions for warehousing, conveying, picking and sorting, plus technologies for waste management and recycling. In addition, SSI Schaefer is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. SSI Schaefer’s broad IT offering, including its own WAMAS® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI Schaefer improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations – not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.
SSI Schaefer offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, it can deliver one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.
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