Online grocery shopping is accelerating at an enormous pace, and it is inevitable that e-grocers will have to start looking at automating their fulfilment centres in order to continue to meet the strong demand or risk being phased out eventually by competition. By Carsten Spiegelberg, general manager, Systems & Automation, SSI Schaefer

Upon realising their block storage could no longer cope with production demands, Mineralbrunnen Rhönsprudel, primarily a mineral water company, looked to SSI Schaefer for a solution that could address their needs. They then replaced their existing warehouse with an automated high bay warehouse that has since improved their operation efficiency. By Martin Keller, project manager, SSI Schaefer Giebelstadt

The expansion means that the company has 34,000 sq m of production and warehousing in Johor, Malaysia.

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