▷ SSI Schaefer makes an innovative contribution to the sustainable supply of the city of the future

10.12.2021 – 10:46

SSI SCHAEFER – Fritz Schäfer GmbH & Co KG

Neunkirchen / Siegerland, Dubai (ots)

SSI Schaefer makes an innovative contribution to the sustainable supply of the city of the future

  • Official partner of the working group of the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
  • Vertical Farming-Lösung im Future City Lab

The SSI Schäfer Group, a German family company with over 80 years of history and a leading international solution provider of modular storage and logistics systems, is showing at Expo 2020 Dubai, which started on October 1st, what sustainable food supply for an urbanized society can look like. As an official partner of the consortium of the German Pavilion, SSI Schäfer is presenting an innovative vertical farming solution in the City of the Future area of ​​CAMPUS GERMANY, which was developed in cooperation with Infarm, the world’s fastest growing vertical farming company. With its data-driven, modular farming units, in which herbs and vegetables are grown under perfect conditions with 95% less water and land and without chemical pesticides compared to conventional agriculture, Infarm is building a global network of farms to produce fresh food in the To grow and distribute near urban centers. Infarm’s vertical farming network already consists of over 1,400 farms in more than 50 cities worldwide.

Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI Schaefer Group: “According to a forecast by the United Nations, around 80% of the world population will live in cities in 2030. Together with the expected population growth and the increasing demand for food, it will be crucial to supply the cities of the future Integrative, safe and, above all, efficient and resource-saving. With the vertical farming solution that we are presenting in the Future City Lab of the German Pavilion at the Expo together with Infarm, arable farming can be up to 400 times more efficient compared to the area cultivated operate than in a conventional way. In this way, the SSI Schaefer Group consistently implements its value proposition to promote the sustainability of its customers globally with future-proof solutions. ”

The Expo 2020 Dubai, the start of which has been postponed by one year due to the corona pandemic, will take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 and has the motto “Connect thoughts, shape the future”. The site of the world exhibition is only around 15 minutes by car from the SSI Schaefer branch in the Dubai Logistics City area, a hub for intralogistics solutions in the Middle East and Africa. SSI Schäfer is the only member of the intralogistics industry within the German Pavilion.

The German Pavilion, which is commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is presenting itself at the Expo / World Exhibition in the field of sustainability. The exhibits are grouped into the subject areas of energy, the city of the future and biodiversity. The aim of CAMPUS GERMANY is to provide visitors with solutions for a more sustainable future in a clear way with many interactive elements.

“How do we want to live in cities in the future? The Future City Lab in the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai answers this elementary question. In this lab, our CAMPUS GERMANY takes visitors into the city of the future and shows, among other things, how food is in urban spaces can be sustainably produced and made available “, says Sebastian Rosito, Deputy Commissioner General and Director of the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Growing urbanization and the rapidly increasing importance of e-commerce lead to increasingly complex requirements for SSI Schaefer customers. The reasons for this are the steadily increasing expectations of consumers in terms of the customization of products, same-day delivery and the highest quality of service. This poses ever greater challenges to the storage and logistics of large retail chains and online platforms. Against this background, SSI Schäfer sees itself in the role of the “enabler” who, with intelligent intralogistics solutions in the field of digitization and automation, helps to meet the needs of customers more efficiently and sustainably.

Company profile SSI Schaefer Group

The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of solutions for modular storage and logistics systems. The company employs around 10,500 people at its international headquarters in Neunkirchen (Germany) and around 70 operating companies worldwide and at seven production sites in Germany and abroad. Spread over six continents, SSI Schäfer develops innovative concepts and solutions in the industries of its customers and thus shapes the future of intralogistics.

The company plans, designs and produces systems for setting up warehouses and factories, manual and automatic storage, conveying, picking and sorting systems as well as solutions for waste technology and recycling. SSI Schaefer has developed into one of the largest providers of releasable software for in-house material flow. More than 1,100 software experts develop high-performance applications and advise customers on solutions for the intelligent connection of software and hardware components. The comprehensive software portfolio with WAMAS® and SAP covers all processes from warehouse to material flow management. At the same time, SSI Schaefer optimizes the productivity and work performance of customers with its own solutions and creates the possibility of actively managing the warehouse through measurement and evaluation with the help of KPIs.

As a global general contractor, SSI Schäfer implements complex logistics systems, starting with system planning and consulting through to turnkey systems and tailor-made service and maintenance offers.

Press contact:

Central press office SSI Schaefer Germany
Melanie Kämpf / Senior Global Communications Manager / Global Marketing
Mobil +49 151 12 11 32 25 / Tel. Office +49 2735 70-252 / [email protected]
Annika Nolte / Project Manager Customer Relationship & PR / Global Marketing
Tel. Office +49 2735 70-9683 / [email protected]

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