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SSI Schaefer establishes Enterprise Lab together with Fraunhofer IML

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Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI Schaefer Group, and Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, announce their cooperation on the first day of LogiMAT, the international trade show for intralogistics solutions and process management
Innovations for the future of logistics will be jointly researched in the newly founded Enterprise Lab
The cooperation, which will initially run for three years, will start on June 1st, 2022


The logistics industry faces many challenges: Urbanization and increasing traffic are making deliveries in city centers more difficult. At the same time, more and more people are ordering products online for subsequent delivery as quickly as possible and, at best, sustainably. The pandemic has further intensified this development. These megatrends require sustainable, technologically innovative solutions for logistics. In the newly founded Enterprise Lab, SSI Schaefer, one of the world's largest providers of intralogistics solutions, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, want to jointly research innovations for the future of logistics.

SSI Schaefer joins companies such as KION Group, Keller & Kalmbach, Commerzbank, European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL), Deutsche Telekom, Dachser SE, Rhenus SE & Co. KG, Boehringer-Ingelheim, the BMW Group, DB Schenker AG, the Würth Group and Sick AG, the 13th company to opt for this innovative form of joint research between industry and science.

Steffen Bersch, CEO of SSI Schaefer Group, sees great potential in the Enterprise Lab: "We are looking forward to the intensive cooperation with Fraunhofer IML and also with the other Enterprise Lab partners. We are convinced that the cooperation with the experts will provide us with new insights and impulses for future innovations in intralogistics. This commitment, initially concluded for three years, will start on June 1st, 2022 and is part of SSI Schaefer's global technology offensive." Prof. Michael ten Hompel, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, adds, "With SSI Schaefer, another big player in the industry has opted for an Enterprise Lab at Fraunhofer IML. This cooperation format makes it possible to put us at the forefront of research together with our partners and to leverage the disruption potential of the latest technological developments. With the start of the collaboration with SSI Schaefer, we have now taken an important step towards jointly establishing an internationally visible innovation location for Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0 in Dortmund."

The format of the Enterprise Labs originated at Fraunhofer IML in 2013 as a new type of collaboration between companies, research and development. The Labs are the ecosystem of long-term and agile collaboration with the business community. For this purpose, companies and Fraunhofer IML agree on at least three years of cooperation in agile teams and with flexible research focuses - often in partnership with the associated chairs of TU Dortmund University or the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST. Coworking spaces, professional workshops, laboratories and experimental facilities are also available for the mixed teams from companies and the Fraunhofer researchers in three large halls as well as in the Enterprise Lab Center at Fraunhofer IML, which was set up especially in 2016. There, prototypes can also be built directly on site and even manufactured in small batches.

About the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML is the partner of choice for integrated logistics research. It works in all fields of internal and external logistics. In addition to materials handling, business process modelling, transportation systems and resource logistics, other current research focal points include artificial intelligence, smart finance, and the Internet of Things. Fraunhofer IML is also working on the implementation of a decentralized, federal, and open platform economy in Germany and Europe with the Silicon Economy major research project. The general management of the Fraunhofer Transport Alliance, bundling the traffic and transportation expertise of 23 Fraunhofer institutes and research institutions, is also located in Dortmund.

SSI SCHÄFER

The SSI Schaefer Group is the world's leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. With headquarters located in Neunkirchen (Germany), SSI Schaefer employs approximately 10,000 associates globally, along with seven domestic and international production sites, and approximately 70 worldwide operating 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 materials handling.

SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses and industrial plants. 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 software 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. The SSI Schaefer 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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