An independent panel of judges declares the innovative pouch sorter system by SSI Schaefer the winner in the category "Warehousing, order picking and intralogistics".

High performance transport, accumulation, dynamic buffering, sequencing and sortation – with these characteristics for optimized processes in e-commerce and omni-channel distribution, the SSI Carrier pouch sorter convinced the independent industry award jury: On 9 October 2018, the SSI Schaefer pouch sorter received the "handling award 2018" in the category "Warehousing, order picking and intralogistics". The renowned industry award is granted in four categories and signifies novelty value and innovation, customer use, sustainability and commercial viability of "technical innovations that are crucial for industry 4.0," says Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research. The prize was awarded during a grand event at the International Trade Fair for Automation in Production and Assembly, Motek in Stuttgart, Germany.

In addition to the "handling award 2018", the SSI Carrier is also listed in the ranking of the "Industriepreis 2018" and is rated "Best of 2018". "Another award for the highly dynamic pouch sorter system proves our focus and the long-term investment in product and solution development at SSI Schaefer," claims Michael Mohr, Executive Vice President Sales at SSI Schaefer. "We designed the SSI Carrier with direct customer focus and thus developed an intelligent solution to meet the current challenges in omni-channel distribution. It receives extremely positive feedback and is in high demand on the market."

SSI Carrier: versatile, economical and award-winning

The modular pouch sorter system is predestined for parallel handling of multiple distribution channels and is especially suitable as a dynamic returns buffer for e-commerce. The pouch sorter reaches performance rates of up to 10,000 load carriers per hour and can be used for all kinds of products such as shoes, electronics, home appliances, cosmetics or clothes with a weight of up to 3 kg. The modular concept by SSI Schaefer not only ensures extremely gentle transport for increased storage density, but also high availability and fast, reliable order processing. The accuracy and error prevention of the applied RFID technology ensure high reliability and process stability of the system. All in all, the SSI Carrier perfectly combines the assessment criteria forming the basis of the "handling award 2018": a convincing, innovative technology, which improves production processes as well as having unique features.


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.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Fritz-Schäfer-Strasse 20
57290 Neunkirchen / Siegerland
Telefon: +49 (2735) 70-1
Telefax: +49 (2735) 70-396

Melanie-Marie Kämpf
Corporate Communications Manager
Telefon: +49 (2735) 70-252
Fax: +49 (2735) 70-382
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