As one of the leading wholesalers in Europe, Niemann + Frey GmbH supplies the motorcycle and scooter industry with high-quality spare parts and accessories. The small parts assortment comprises of 150,000 different items, 50,000 of which are constantly available at the logistics center in Krefeld, with a guaranteed delivery rate of 97 percent.
However, due to annual growth rates in double figures and a constant influx of new items, in 2014 the Krefeld warehouse, which covers an area of roughly 7,500 m², reached its capacity limit. A logistics concept was developed together with SSI SCHAEFER, which covered the semi-automation of the warehouse within the existing infrastructure, including the incorporation and optimization of existing processes.
Semi-automated support for internal storage, transport, and picking processes
Increase in storage location and picking capacity for small parts for online shipping with two new LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules
Faster order processing along the entire process chain with optimum utilization of the individual areas
Improved work station ergonomics